Organic To Go has launched Pizza Organico, a new line of organic stone-hearth pizzas. This is touted as one of the first organic pizza delivery services in the nation – although it is only available in four markets (Seattle, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego).
Organic To Go’s pizzas are transported by a fleet of company owned vehicles, including hybrids.
“We listened to our catering customers and our cafÃ© diners and they want pizza,” said Jason R. Brown, founder and CEO of Organic To Go. “There is a myth in this country that organic food is inconvenient, unaffordable, and, at times, not tasty. Our entire menu, now including pizza, dispels that myth,” Brown added.
Organic To Go’s Pizza Organico includes four varieties including cheese, pepperoni (pictured, below), veggie, and BBQ chicken (pictured, right), each with hand-crafted, thin crust made from certified organic flour, organic pizza sauce, organic fresh mozzarella, and assorted toppings such as fresh organic veggies and all-natural pepperoni.
Organic To Go is the nation’s first fast casual cafÃ© chain to be certified as an organic retailer. Its menus are created by sustainable cuisine chef and author Greg Atkinson. The company deploys its fleet of Toyota Prius vehicles, offers extensive organic and natural menu items and delivers hot pizzas in brown, not bleached, pizza boxes made from recycled materials.
- Pizza is a $32 billion per year industry with approximately 3 billion pizzas being sold in the U.S. each year, according to Pizza Magazine Quarterly.
- Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or about 350 slices per second.
- The Organic Trade Association’s Manufacturer Survey 2006-2007 reports that organic food sales grew 21 percent in 2007.