Big Order Has Restaurant Staff Working Overtime

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 11:04 am
By: News On 6

There are nearly 1,000 pizzas, and they want them delivered. It's the biggest individual order anyone at the Tulsa Hideaway can remember. The News On 6’s Rick Wells reports it took lots of extra hours and extra people to prep for this pizza party.

They were slinging pizza dough early over at the Hideaway on Cherry Street. Nearly 1,000 large pizzas were ordered for a SUNOCO employee appreciation day. Hideaway's been getting ready for more than a week.

“We started prepping for this about a week and a half ago,” said customer service manager Stephany McFadin. “We started making extra dough every shift, ordering supplies and ordering all the toppings. Everybody here came in early to help out."

Early is 7 a.m. to get set up then they started putting the pizzas together at 8 a.m.

"We've done big orders like this before, not this big ever, not this big ever," McFadin said.

There are four Hideaways and 950 pizzas. Each store got its own piece of the pie, so to speak.

At the Cherry Street Hideaway, they're doing 250 pizzas, 48 five cheese, 48 sweet Sadonas, 48 around the worlds and 95 big counties.

JK Allred cut and boxed every one. It takes eight minutes for a pizza to make it through the oven. When Allred boxed it up, someone else took it outside to the truck. Each truck is heated, so it's like a warming oven on wheels.

There's another feeding for SUNOCO's night shift at 11:30 Monday night. Hideaway will make those pizzas Monday evening.

Watch the video: Local Restaurant Prepares For Big Pizza Party