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Can Cutting Pizzas into Bigger Slices Save Labor Costs?

Jet's Pizza has crunched the numbers and found that larger slices save workers' time and help address the labor shortage.

  • Beginning on February 1, Jet’s Pizza will cut its small pies into four slices and large pizzas into eight slices.
  • The Detroit-based pizza chain said its workers will now make about 25 million fewer cuts per year.

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Can bigger slices save labor costs for pizzerias? That seems to be the plan for Detroit-based Jet’s Pizza, which announced it will shift to bigger slices on all of its small and large pizzas.

Beginning February 1, a small Jet’s pie will be cut into four slices instead of six, and a large pizza will be cut into eight slices instead of 10. The actual size of the pizzas won’t change, but the bigger slices will also appeal to customers, the company said.

“We’re doing something we’ve never done before by changing up the size of our slices,” said John Jetts, president of Jet’s America, Inc. “With this change, our crews will be making about 25 million fewer cuts per year, which is a big help as the restaurant industry continues to face a nationwide labor shortage. We believe our customers will love the new slices because they’ll be presented with a better consistent pizza with more cheese and toppings per slice.”

Jet’s Pizza will also add the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza as a permanent menu item. It’s topped with chicken, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing.

Additional changes to the Jet’s menu include bringing Jet’s Boats and Deli Boats back to their original 10″ size. Jet’s Boats are calzones stuffed with mozzarella and the customer’s favorite pizza toppings, with butter and Romano cheese on top. Deli Boats are calzone-style sandwiches available in three options: Italian, Veggie, or Ham and Cheese.