What about serving buffet style?
Seems like there could be a few advantages this way time wise:
(to the experienced, correct me if I'm wrong)
- 3-4 different lines,
in this context people expect to wait a little, though with multiple lines they'd have to wait a shorter time. 1 line would make the trickle too slow for people to stay happy, 4-5 lines could make it a little too fast so maybe the happy medium is 2-3. You could always have a table on standby to set up for serving.
no food runners
you wouldn't need any food runners for the pizza but you could set salad and sticks at the tables until it's tim to "come and get it"
- people can pick the slice they want,
if you plunk down a cheese when half the table wants pepperoni or whatever it might be too long to wait for another slice, that—hopefully—is a flavor they'll like.
- less variation
not a byproduct of the buffet but it could help you out. Maybe do 1 marg, 4cheese, pepperoni, and *pierogi;) pizza at each buffet table.
Just thought, worth about 2 cents on a good trading day.
*have you been to the melt in Lakewood and tried the Parmageddon? It's a really good sandwich.
from the menu:
"2 potato & cheese pierogi, fresh napa vodka kraut, grilled onions, sharp cheddar'
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