Giving customers the chance to choose their own toppings can help boost your restaurant's business, but coming up with a clear menu for the toppings can be difficult. Here are some fun and creative ideas you can use to make it easy for customers to pick their perfect pizza topping combinations.
Customized Order Tickets
Consider working with a local printer to create tear-off pads with all the available topping options printed on each sheet. Customers can circle the options they want for their pizzas, including the size, types of cheese, and preferred toppings. The sheets are then given to the wait staff or the staff behind your counter for ordering. Circling the choices helps minimize confusion, and the list of choices on each sheet makes it easy for customers to decide just what they want to eat. You can also have mini pencils produced with your restaurant's name on them to help advertise your brand with each order.
Perfect Pairings Menus
One way to inspired creative pizza topping combinations is to create a separate menu for "perfect pairings." This menu should feature pictures of unique pizza ideas, such as chicken Alfredo pizza topped with bacon and spinach, to give customers a starting point for their order. Add descriptions to each perfect pairing pizza to help give a sense of the flavor profiles diners can expect to enjoy. It's also a good idea to add a few different options underneath each pizza to show how they can be customized. For example, the chicken Alfredo pizza could be changed to a vegetarian meal by replacing the chicken with tomatoes or peppers. You can also get creative with suggestions for different cheeses and sauces to give your pizzas a more gourmet twist. Make your perfect pairings menu a separate page from the rest of your offerings to call attention to the customizable pizza options.
Hands-On Kids' Menus
If you offer personal-size pizzas for kids at your restaurant, consider a hands-on menu little diners can fill out when they are ready to order. Have kids' menus printed with pictures of child-friendly toppings your restaurant offers to make ordering easy for those who can't read yet. Challenge them to draw lines from each topping they want to a picture of a pizza in the center of the page. This turns ordering into a game while helping kids and parents decide what the little ones should eat for their meal. Placing crayons at every table and giving kids an interactive menu can also keep them busy while they wait for their food. Be sure to include more than just pepperoni and sausage on your kids' menus so there are some healthy choices available too. Children can have fun pairing pineapple with bacon or carrots with chicken to create customizable pizzas they are sure to love.
Contact a company that offers customized pizza for more information.