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delivery bag question
« on: December 28, 2012, 07:59:17 AM »
Our bakery has been selling pizzas to go.  Yesterday I was contacted about catering a monthly function that would require 25 pizzas.  We would need to get there an hour before the event to set up -will also be preparing/serving salads, drinks, and a pasta dish.  Does anyone know how long the bags will keep the pies warm and is there a particular brand that holds heat best?  Donatos is the current supplier so I figure they must be doing ok with their bags for heat retention.  Thanks.  Walter
« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 08:09:16 AM by waltertore »
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Re: delivery bag question
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 10:06:31 AM »
Walter,

While you are awaiting replies here, you might want to register at the PMQ Think Tank forum at http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewforum.php?f=6 and post your question there also. You should also use that forum's search function. My recollection is that there are quite a few posts on delivery bag issues.

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Re: delivery bag question
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 10:27:52 AM »
Hi Peter: I did register a couple days ago but haven't gotten my final comfirmation yet.  I did a search there and found these but wonder if there are any that will hold heat longer.  When I was active in pizzerias during my youth in NJ there were no such bags.   Thanks.  Walter

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Re: delivery bag question
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 12:38:38 PM »
We have looked at delivery bags from time to time and while there is some difference between bags of different manufacturers, the biggest difference that we found was due to the number of pizzas in the bag. Using 140F as the cut-off temperature, we found that a single pizza in a bag sized to hold a single pizza was good for about 30-minutes at most, while two pizzas in a bag sized for two pizzas was good for about 45-minutes. When we did three pizzas we got something close to an hour. Keep in mind that this was for conventional bags. If you use one of the high-tech bags with the heated ceramic disk I'm betting that you can best these numbers. You will need to do the work to find out what those times are though as we have not done any studies using any of these bags.
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Re: delivery bag question
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 12:52:10 PM »
Tom: Thank you for that information!  It sounds like with the 4 pie bag holders we should be fine.  I am going to look into the ones you mentioned just for the heck of it.  Times sure have changed with technology since I was tossing pies in the 70's  and you put the boxed pies on top of the ovens until the customers picked them up :D   Walter
« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 12:59:21 PM by waltertore »
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Re: delivery bag question
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 09:49:47 PM »
For a large number of pies at a time there are also bigger bags with racks in them like the ones here:

http://www.kegworks.com/deluxe-pizza-delivery-bag-with-rack-877-p175321

When I worked in the business many years ago we also had "hot boxes" for party runs that had a Sterno can in them.
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Re: delivery bag question
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 04:08:57 PM »
For a large number of pies at a time there are also bigger bags with racks in them like the ones here:

http://www.kegworks.com/deluxe-pizza-delivery-bag-with-rack-877-p175321

When I worked in the business many years ago we also had "hot boxes" for party runs that had a Sterno can in them.


Thanks for the link!  I think they are a bit more than what we need.  I better stay away from the sterno idea.  I could see the front page of the newspaper- teacher burns up van trying to keep pizzas warm..........  Walter
« Last Edit: December 29, 2012, 04:19:16 PM by waltertore »
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http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140124/NEWS01/301240031/Bakery-run-by-students-disabilities-earns-pizza-profile

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Re: delivery bag question
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 12:31:12 PM »
Walter,

Maybe you have already seen this recent PMQTT thread but, in case not, here it is: http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13878.

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Re: delivery bag question
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012, 09:28:50 AM »
Walter,

Maybe you have already seen this recent PMQTT thread but, in case not, here it is: http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13878.

Peter


Hi Peter:  Thanks!  I did see this topic.  I will go with those bags.   Walter
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Spontobeat- the spontaneous music concept I have created and how I spontaneously live my life   http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=157137 200 of my most current songs http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=157137&content=widgets


 

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