Imagine life in rural towns 30 years ago; there weren’t many options for people who wanted to dine out.
Options were limited in 1986, especially in rural South Dakota, where towns were just too small for Quick Serve Restaurants. But let’s face it, no matter the decade, people love and want extremely good pizza. Enter Orion Food Systems.
Based in Sioux Falls, S.D., Orion saw the need to bring great tasting pizza made fresh every day to these communities so they started Hot Stuff Pizza. With convenience stores in nearly every town, this new brand found a way to bring hot, fresh pizza to towns that had populations of 5,000 or less. In fact, Hot Stuff Pizza was the first company to make fresh pizza in convenience stores in the U.S. when it opened in Webster, S.D. in 1986.
With the company’s roots based in Sioux Falls, Orion Food Systems discovered the best way to ensure a high-quality product was to manufacture the base of it in the community where it all began. The recipe for the dough that would launch Hot Stuff Pizza was started with grains farmed in the heart of South Dakota. Decades later, that recipe has been perfected with locally sourced ingredients to not only design a delicious dough, but hearty sauces and 100% REAL cheese blend for a pizza consumers have grown to love.
Today, Hot Stuff Pizza has +1,000 locations in rural and metro areas, serving up a menu consisting not only of pizza, but delicious items for all dayparts.
“Thanks to experience and retention, over a quarter our current Hot Stuff Pizza locations have been with us for more than 20 years,” said Orion Food Systems CEO Steve Watkins, “We’re extremely proud of the legacy Hot Stuff Pizza has established. It’s one of our most famous brands and continues to grow.”
In fact, Hot Stuff Pizza is just one of our multiple pizza platforms which include Papa Primo’s and other Private Label retail opportunities.
Visit www.orionfoods.com to learn how you can become part of their story.