Union South, University of Wisconsin, Madison

By creating distinctive concepts, the UW Union South has become a campus destination.

The union’s pizza concept is where Wisconsin’s signature product—cheese—gets the spotlight. Korz says the department wanted to develop a pizza that was somewhere between a New York City-style slice and Chicago deep dish. The result is a 20-in. pizza with a special cheese blend. “We set our team on it and a couple of iterations later they came back with something that they had put their Wisconsin genes into that tested really well,” Korz says. “[There is] so much cheese on this pizza that we don’t even offer extra cheese as a topping. We do other things there that really sell well such as super cheesy garlic bread, salads and a rotating pasta.”

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