ItalCrust Means Opportunity for Foodservice Distributors
Our discerning customers are hotels, country clubs, restaurants, sports venues, caterers, bars, pubs, grills, food trucks and kiosks who all share a common desire for premium pizza without the premium work attached to it. And our incredible flatbreads reach those who aren't necessarily looking for pizza, in its traditional sense.
ItalCrust requires little prep expertise, no prep space, no proofing step, stores for months and cooks in any type of oven. We are the only brand which offers the benefit of pizza-dough-ingredients, twenty-four hour proofing, hand stretching and oak fired cooking in a toppable crust. For more information see our foodservice page
Spotlight Article: Why Foodservice Distributors Are Carrying Too Many Crusts
Distributors' slots are full of pizza crusts (some of which barely sell) and this is because there are so many different attempts at emulating a pizza crust for operators who are not making their own. But because none of them quite measure up to the real thing, distributors need many slots to insure that you have something that will be "close enough" for the chef.
Do You Really Need More Than Three Pizza Crusts?
Every distributor needs an inexpensive crust, an authentic crust and perhaps a third one for whole wheat or gluten free. There is no way that you should have dozens of slots for all kinds of tortillas and crazy na'an bread pizza crusts. Now that a truly all natural and authentic crust is available on a national scale, all of those slots full of "near misses" should be cleared up for other items. And while we love and respect these other products, we would not appreciate our local pizzeria making pizza on Naan or pita bread. Read more
Shipping Information for Foodservice Distributors
ItalCrust is centrally distributed out of the Chicago area and Allentown, PA with weekly LTL and pool service available to all 48 contiguous states as well as forwarding service to Hawaii. Most major distributors visit this area for pick ups on a weekly basis and those who don't can be service via our pooled trucks or an outside carrier.
And in 2016 we opened our second distribution point in northeast Pennsylvania, lowering lead times and distribution costs for the east coast markets.
Advanced Cold Chain Monitoring
We employ state of the art temperature monitoring from the moment of production, to the moment of loading at our Chicago or Allentown area distribution facilities. Our docks are maintained at 45 degrees or lower, insuring that your ItalCrust is at it's peak of perfection, just as it was the day it came out of our wood fired oven. We maintain the highest level of GFSI certification, and comply fully with all FDA requirements.
All ItalCrust cartons are marked for foodservice, including GTIN14 coding, ingredients and expiration date. See our full list of sizes and shapes.
ItalCrust can be kept frozen for six months or more*, or can be refrigerated and used within 3 days if bags remain sealed. Please contact us for specific storage and cooking instructions.
* refer to expiration date on the box <-- back to foodservice home
Each carton is marked with everything from size information to cooking guidelines.