It’s long been a staple in
It isn’t mere happenstance that sunny side up is the perfect bed fellow with crispy crust. This is a marriage made in well, a diner. Enter Scramblers and Andoro’s Pizza – at the same time, the same location. The question, of course is can you get a slice of pizza instead of Whole Wheat toast?
Since franchise concepts have become the rage many operators have decided to combine a Taco Bell and a KFC in the same location sharing a common kitchen.
In the food court domain, back of the house kitchens are often shared to accommodate prep and dishwashing cutting down on the overhead for both operators.
I have often wondered why breakfast-joints, many closing at 3:00 p.m. don’t take advantage of the real estate they are paying for and lease out the space to a creative chef with the drive to open for dinner.
Well, that’s exactly what happened in
Scramblers’ staff and menu are the opening act, serving breakfast and lunch. Scene two – Andoro’s Pizza steps up at noon offering lunch and takes total control at night when the breakfast diner transforms itself into a Sinatra filled pizza pie place.
The upside is the customer has a choice at lunch, pizza or breakfast depending on your taste buds. The real upsides, for the owners -costs are controlled as are the hours.
The downside, I am sure are horrendous. Shared product can be a problem, two register systems can be confusing, splitting tickets for pizza or breakfast at one table can be a nightmare.
And of course opening and closing duties can be a checklist disaster. Yet, in an economy where Wall Street is combining great stocks with defaulted debt and developing investment packages based on smoke and mirrors, who says the Scramblers’/Pizza Parlor won’t work.
It’s definitely something to watch and to think about. If you’ve got some down time, and a kitchen why not lease it out, stranger things have worked.
And then when the waitress asks, “How would you like your eggs?”
On top of a Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza will not be out of the question.