4 ways operators are serving pizza

pizza

With a seemingly endless array of toppings, pizza can be menued as an indulgent comfort food or as an option that encourages healthier eating. Here are four ways pizza has been popping up on menus of late. 

1. Full serving of veggies

veggie pizza

At Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, Md., nutrition staff use pizza to help students get their daily serving of vegetables. In honor of National Nutrition Month, staff partnered with a local hospital to create a flatbread pizza with roasted broccoli, red bell peppers, onions and cauliflower that was served to students for free one day during lunch.

2. Pizza your way

pizza with pineapple

Consumers visiting The Grove Cafe inside Clovis Community Medical Center in Clovis, Calif., can choose from rotating options such as a bacon, mushroom and roasted pepper pizza or build their own personal pizza using toppings including onions, pineapple and Canadian bacon. 

3. Student-created toppings

chicken pesto pizza

Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Maine, has begun offering a pizza topped with chicken and scratch-made pesto created by students using produce from the school’s garden. The pesto includes spinach, mustard greens, olive oil, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and garlic.

4. Pizza with a kick

hot wing pizza

Students at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., can grab a variety of freshly prepared specialty pizzas at the pizza concept inside its main dining hall. Its hot wing pizza features a hot sauce base with marinated chicken, cheese and a ranch dressing drizzle.

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