I live in the hood in a good-sized town in California. The nearest take-and-bake pizza is ~2 or 3 miles and mainly serves a separate area of town.
We have a Little Caesars that accepts the cash portion of EBT and they seem to get a hell of a lot of traffic.
Would opening a take-and-bake pizza place that would be able to accept the food stamps portion of EBT be a good decision?
they're building a dollar tree right now on the same road. two things I always thought were needed here were a dollar store and take and bake. I would imagine less of a loss due to theft with the pizza place as well
how common are take and bake pizza places? They exist due to the ebt distinction? I don't live in your country. Frozen pizzas are available at grocers I presume?
personally I don't bother with take and bake because I could either spend the time making something better or spend a bit more and get something ready to eat.
I dunno man, I can't really speculate because I don't know the situation well enough.
what about burritos or something faster to cook at home?
So? You can still compete with them. Just offer lower rates.
We had a take and bake place in a suburb that was mainly Hispanic and it closed within a couple of months. I think everyone thought it was weird that you had to cook your own food you ordered.
There's the food portion, which can only be used to buy groceries and non-cooked food like Subway sandwiches that aren't toasted or something. Then there's the cash allotment which can be used on literally anything. I've seen people buy cigarettes with it when I used to work retail. There's separate applications and requirements for both
Papa Murphy's is a pretty good sized multi-national take and bake pizza company. I just figured accepting SNAP ("food stamps" portion of EBT) would = more lazy people who get food stamps but not cash EBT to come in
Take and bake pizzas are smart
I go to my local one at least twice a month
You dont need to buy large industrial ovens
also your electric bill and gas bill will be small
those ovens take a fuck ton of electricity
Having homemade subs will be a good add on
all you need is a toaster oven for that.
also you can do a buy 7 pizzas get a free cheese pizza
Since we are currently on the autism capital of the internet, I'll go ahead and point out that 100% of the pizza ovens I have used and seen ran on Natural Gas which is cheap as dirt right now.
Not if one takes precautions and makes the business a staple of the neighborhood. Have you ever been to the ghetto? Nobody tries to rob the local Chick-Fil-A and most of the time it'll be the nicest looking building in the area.