Given the popularity of pizza, starting a restaurant that specializes in this fare can be an idea that is worth considering. If you want to open a pizza restaurant, one of the things that you'll need to do is buy a number of pieces of equipment. A restaurant equipment supplier will carry all of the products that you need to get your pizza restaurant up and running. Here are some examples of equipment that will get daily use in the kitchen of your eatery.
While some pizza restaurants have large brick fireplace-style ovens in which they cook their pizzas, this can be a major investment that also takes up a lot of space. If you want to go in a different direction, a commercial pizza oven can be a good choice. There are all sorts of pizza ovens on the market, so think about the size that you want based on the space that is available in your kitchen. For a large restaurant, you'll want an oven that can easily handle a large number of pizzas at the same time. This is especially important if you offer a take-out menu, as your kitchen staff will frequently be cooking pizzas for guests in your dining room and take-out customers.
While it's possible to make pizza dough by kneading it extensively by hand, a better option in a commercial setting is to use a dough mixer. Your restaurant will be producing a large number of pizzas daily, and a dough mixer will allow you to make large batches of dough quickly. Commercial dough mixers are often large enough that they sit on the floor, rather than on the counter. Your staff will be able to fill the bowl of the mixer with the ingredients needed to make the dough, and then turn the machine on and let it mix up the ingredients.
Prep tables are important in virtually every type of restaurant, including those that specialize in pizza. Typically made of stainless steel and featuring a large work surface, a prep table also has a number of built-in bins that are designed to hold ingredients. Before peak meal times, your kitchen staff will fill these bins with the essentials for making pizza — tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and more. The close proximity of the bins to the work surface will allow your staff to place toppings on pizza in seconds.