Is it worth trying 800 Degrees Pizza
Yes, but this time instead of pictures of pizza read a review with a difference. Learn about the people behind the 800 Degrees Pizza event as well as what the actual pizza was like at their outlet in the new Mall of Emirates extension.
Also of course read on to see what I have in freebies for you my SUBSCRIBERS from 800 Degrees Pizza at the end of this post!
The Founder and owner of 800 Degrees Pizza
American Anthony Carron is the founder and owner of the original 800 Degrees Pizza, pictured above. A very cool operator, he wasn’t fazed at all by the huge throng of media types queuing for their pizzas. In fact he calmly cut up the pizza dough and rolled it out. Internationally 800 Degrees now (2015) has 5 outlets – as well as one just down the road from Shutters on the Beach where we stayed in Santa Monica – including one in Japan! Apparently the Japanese will only accept very fresh SEASONAL vegetable toppings on their pizza.
Anthony thinks the challenge of the Dubai operation, which is run as a franchise, will be the fact that EVERYONE has to queue up, possibly for longer than us Dubaians are used to at busy times. Anthony is here with a small team from America for about 3 days making sure everyone is trained up properly. Anthony if you are reading this, then please come back at a later date to check things are running as you left them!
Here he is talking about what’s different at 800 Degrees Pizza.
The food and concept at 800 Degrees Pizza
The pizza is fresh, hot and delicious at 800 Degrees, in Dubai at least. Once in line for your pizza someone comes along to ask what type of dough you would like for the base (gluten free available). At the next station in the line you can specify your toppings and whether you would like fresh rocket once your pizza is cooked. The final stop is collecting your pizza (within 90 seconds depending on the length of the queue ahead of you).
I chose a Margarita with broccolini (tasty baby broccoli) spinach, pine nuts and anchovies on one side of my pizza. I waited 5 minutes for the pizza but it was well worth it.
Try the Burrato Salads as well; made with locally produced high quality burrato cheese
Who were the media types at the 800 Degree Pizza event
There was the team from Yardstick Marketing who invited me plus one to attend and kindly gave us some prizes to give away. Also the Franchise company team and staff from 800 Degrees. Although the bulk of the guests were made up of Dubai’s Finest (and some very young!) Foodie type Bloggers there were some Magazine Editors I recognized from my media drinks evenings at Catch and Cove Beach Dubai too. So it was a great opportunity to network and meet local Food Bloggers.
The ladies above from Left to Right as you look at the picture together with their blogs are listed here:
- Javeria from We the Foodsters
- Abbie from We the Foodsters
- Roha on behalf of Karen from K Fashion Stop
- Hanan from Chat with Hanan
Check out their blogs and see what you think!
Taste a whole 800 Degrees Pizza for FREE
I have 2 VOUCHERS with a little extra thrown in!
Voucher 1 will …
come with some gorgeously hot Calabrian Italian Chilli, great on Pizzas or to add to just about anything, in moderation I warn !
Voucher 2 will…
come with a bunch of very authentic Italian, dried oregano, perfect to crumble into any tomato based dish you’re cooking!
So all you have to do to win one of these vouchers is :
- Be sure that you are a SUBSCRIBER to DoinDubai News otherwise enter your email in the Subscribing slot below the post…It is FREE
- Leave me a comment telling me your favorite pizza topping
- Like DoinDubai on FB or your favourite Social media
2 names will be chosen from our SUBSCRIBERS list – all new SUBSCRIBERS will be included and the list will be up to date when we choose. The Random Number Service will be used to select the winner.
will be chosen and announced on Wednesday 14th of October 2105
and the winners are Hayet and Narelle! Congratulations to both of you! I’ll email you with how to pick up your prizes! Enjoy your pizzas and toppings!
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