How important is AUTHENTIC Italian?

Discussion in 'The Think Tank' started by Missy PMQ, Dec 10, 2018.

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How important is it to your customers to have an authentic Italian product?

Poll closed Dec 13, 2018.
  1. Important! I am known for having/making products like it's done in Italy.

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  2. So-so. My customers appreciate an Italian touch, but it's not my focus.

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  3. Not at all. I focus on American or other styles. Taste is king, doesn't matter where it comes from.

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  1. Missy PMQ

    Missy PMQ Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey guys and gals,

    Is one or more of your products known for being "the real deal" like how it's made in Italy? Please let me know how Italian-ness is faring in the States by answering this poll.

    Here in the Netherlands it's gone really far! Some pizzerias hire Italians only to prove their authenticity. Don't think that would fly with American labor laws (or Canadian ones for that matter). :oops:
     
  2. Daddio

    Daddio Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Being a DELCO operation the authentic Italian style doesn't travel as well as my style. I focus on quality and flavor. Sourcing local ingredients seems to be more important to my customers.
     
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  3. Saram78

    Saram78 New Member

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    Located in Asia, My pizza is known for being the "real deal American pizza." Customers often say "it's like Dominoes but so much better!" I've learned to take that as a compliment. Having a foreign cook/owner helps a lot for authenticity even though I am not nor have I ever claimed to be even a little bit Italian.