Fire Within is proud to call Chase Gibb of Coal Haus 337, a Fire Within community member. Chase attended our Wood Fired University, even being a pizza restaurant owner, and learned the benefit of adding a mobile unit to his existing business.   I already have three brick & mortar locations, so this is just a natural progression for me. The location, size, capacity, and floor plan of this new restaurant fits my exact business blueprint requirements. We will be able to fulfill all three arms of our restaurant model-Dine In, Carryout, and Catering-through this new location. I will utilize my
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Frank Fortino purchased his Cucina series mobile wood-fired oven and was pleased that he could generate revenue during the current pandemic. Food trucks are ready made for curbside drive up service. We didn’t have to be creative as some restaurants in figuring out how they were going to handle curbside. So as soon as the restaurants were forced to close we had to figure out how to keep up with demand. We just had the right business at the right time. [There is a] sense of community among other restaurant owners and food trucks. We don’t consider each other competition
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Mike Shapiro and his company, Sgt. Peppers, is the pinnacle example of how a change of career didn’t stop him from giving back and making great food for his community – as well as generating revenue for himself! Prior to starting life with my Fire Within Wood Burning Oven, I was a first responder.  I spent 7 years as a medic and then 30 years in law enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.  I retired 3 years ago as a sergeant. I had been attending food shows for several years with my brother who is a chef.  After
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Rick Doering is a great example of how to utilize Fire Within’s resources. He purchased the business manual, attended our Wood Fired University, purchased a mobile unit, and is moving into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. We use mobile units as a catering arm of our business. While we will continue to serve retail events such as wineries, markets, and concerts our focus will be on private functions such as weddings. Rick talks about a recent event where he used his mobile wood-fired oven. (We worked) the 122nd Fighter Wing Air National Guard Fort Wayne Air Show. It was insanity. We had a
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In recent years, the food truck industry has seen a rise in the popularity of a lightweight yet innovative and high-tech product: the mobile wood-fired pizza oven. Typically wagon-mounted, these movable pizzerias have become popular with “foodie” entrepreneurs wanting to tap into America’s love of pizza. Mobile pizza ovens can be used at brick-and-mortar restaurants, but, more commonly, are used to serve pizza and other food items at farmers’ markets, festivals, picnics, parties, brewpubs, restaurants, catered events, and other venues. Entrepreneurs, nine-to-five business people, and even retirees looking for a profitable hobby have discovered that if they start a mobile
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Food trucks have become increasingly popular. These mobile restaurants are able to park outside of businesses and serve all kinds of delicious goodies! Customers love the convenience as well as the fun atmosphere food trucks provide. Mobile wood fired pizza is one of the most popular kinds of food trucks. There’s nothing better than being able to grab a slice on your lunch break or in the evening outside a local hot spot with friends. Maybe you’ve even considered getting in on the fun with your own mobile pizza truck. Let’s take a look at a few things that will
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Most everybody loves pizza. So it makes sense you could make money selling it, right? Don’t stick to the boring old stuck-in-a-building routine. Instead, take your pizza on the road by making your business mobile! People love food trucks — maybe as much as pizza. There are thousands of them throughout the United States. So why not jump on that bandwagon? Starting a pizza business takes more than just jumping in a truck with a pizza oven. You’ve got to have a business model. To help you create your own, here are seven mobile pizza business models you can learn
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At Fire Within, we strive to achieve goals that benefit both entrepreneurs and the communities they’ll serve. Our holistic approach includes training in all aspects of the business, inspiration, motivation, and of course, high-quality equipment. In today’s linked article from Manufacturer’s Edge, you’ll find out how we partnered with their company to improve the production of our mobile wood fired ovens. Because of growing demand, our team at Fire Within knew that we had to find a way to make the process more efficient without sacrificing quality. Find out how Value Stream Mapping exercises helped us drastically reduce manufacturing turnaround
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Forno Bravo makes Commercial Pizza Ovens for all kinds of businesses, including fully mobile operations. Read on to meet Diedra Keogh of Kickin’ Ass Mountain Pizza. The Keogh family took a unique business path as they followed their passion for delicious food, ultimately, making a Forno Bravo wood-fired oven and a Fire Within Pizza Trailer part of their journey. The Keoghs of Kickin’ Ass Mountain Pizza In July of 2017, 8 years after starting the discussion of “Wouldn’t it be fun to…”, husband and wife team of Patrick and Deidre Keogh and their three children, ages 15, 13, and 11, officially
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As the Executive Producer of Culinary-TV, I get to attend a number of cooking expos each year to include the National Restaurant Expo, the International Pizza Expo, the International Baking Expo and the Cater-Source Expo. I see and taste a lot of delicious creations but I also see things that leave me asking “Why?” Just a few years ago, it seemed as if the dining world was poised to drown in a gurgle of futuristic gels, spheres, foams and infusions. These trending cooking fads were innovative, entertaining and sometimes even delicious, but pretty far removed from the sensory experiences most
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