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for students

where can I find smart mouth nutrition facts?

Just click here!

where can i find smart mouth pizza?

Smart Mouth pizza is only found in schools that are part of the Smart Mouth program. If your school isn’t part of it yet, head here to let us know that you want it!

how much does smart mouth pizza cost?

This is up to your school! Most schools charge $2.75 – $3.75 per pizza.

are there any options besides pizza?

Oh yeah. We also offer calzones, Smackers sandwiches, and cheesy bread (drooling yet??). You can head here to check out all of our flavors and options.

how do i get the smart mouth food truck to come to my school?

Head here! You can find out more about our food truck and even request it.

is the food truck free?

Your school can use marketing dollars for food truck usage. You can see a full cost breakdown here.

can smart mouth be in private schools?

Yep! It can be in any middle school or high school. If you don’t have it in your school yet, head here and let us know you want it.

what grades can get smart mouth pizza?

Smart Mouth pizza can be in any middle school or high school.

how long does it take to get smart mouth in my school?

Once your school decides to get Smart Mouth pizza, it won’t take long before you get to try it! We’ll work with your school to get them the equipment and training they need, and they’ll be ready to start serving soon!

how is the cafeteria staff trained?

A member of the Smart Mouth team will come to your school and personally train your school’s cafeteria staff. We also provide online training and access to our team so you know they’re always up to speed.

for schools

what’s included in the smart mouth pizza program?

The Smart Mouth program includes a 7” size individual portion pizza, calzones, and Smackers Sandwiches. You can opt to include any or all of these with the Smart Mouth pizza program, depending on your needs.

what makes smart mouth different from all the other pizza?

Taste and quality! Smart Mouth pizza has a rich, distinctive, restaurant-quality taste that students quickly single out for quality. The pizza is made with a custom honey-wheat crust (3 breads) that is both crisp on the outside and soft and chewy inside. The Smart Mouth pizza sauce is custom blended from fresh, whole tomatoes, never canned paste. We use 100% mozzarella cheese, and all Smart Mouth toppings are top-quality.

why the individual size, rather than slices?

The 7” round is sized perfectly for a hearty individual portion, and many students are familiar with personal pan style pizzas from chain restaurants. They are also accustomed to paying an average of $5.00 or more for this product. Our research indicates many students like to get their own pizza, rather than a slice from a larger pie. There is a perception of improved freshness, taste, and value over the slice portion.

how much does smart mouth equipment and training cost?

There are two purchase options with the Smart Mouth program:

  1. You can purchase the equipment package required to operate the program upfront, and make maximized profit from day one with each pizza sold.
  2. You can finance your equipment for the Smart Mouth program through an upcharge, with lower per pizza profit during the first year and slightly higher long-term costs.

In both cases, there is no upfront cost for your school or system. And, in both cases, you own all equipment and smallwares when your lease or upcharge program is completed. The upcharge is fixed on projections, so all equipment is typically paid off the first year.

what’s included in the smart mouth program package?

You will receive everything you need to make a Smart Mouth pizza: oven(s), warmer, utensils, pans, food products, training, methods, uniforms if desired, and merchandising. The Smart Mouth Fuel Station is a unit which can either be used in a freestanding position or as part of your service line. Or, we can work the warming unit into your existing line if space is at a premium.

will you provide training?

Yes. A member of the Smart Mouth team will come to your location and personally train the employees you designate to work with the program. We also provide online training and an operations manual you can reference at any time. And, you can call the Smart Mouth team whenever you need assistance.

what about ongoing support to my staff and my schools?

We are in contact with your staff on a weekly basis and make visits to the school throughout the year.

how will we handle maintenance on the equipment?

There is a standard one-year warranty on all equipment provided through the program. We will provide contact names and numbers to connect you with the equipment vendors who are partners. The agreement does not cover repair costs. However, the equipment is provided by very reputable companies with excellent track records for durability.

do we have to sign a contract?

No contract but a simple letter of understanding that you will serve the product daily. You also agree to protect the Smart Mouth brand by only using our recipes and products.

do I have to pay franchise fees or royalties to smart mouth?

No. We only ask that you purchase the approved menu items and protect our name and logo use in your school as part of our agreement.

how many pizzas do I need to sell?

It will depend on the size of your school and how many pizzas you plan to serve. Smart Mouth provides a program for sales of as few as 150 pizzas per day to as much as 1,200. We will be glad to work with you and determine which program may work best for you.

what happens if I don’t meet the volumes required to keep the equipment?

We will evaluate your program monthly to determine if we need to adjust your equipment package or extend your lease.

how much should I charge for smart mouth pizza?

Most schools are charging between $2.75 — $3.75 for an individual pizza. This can vary depending on your offerings and student population.

how easy is it to prepare smart mouth pizzas?

It takes three easy steps: proof, prep, bake. We provide the pans, into which you spray a bit of vegetable oil and place our frozen dough flat. The pizza dough flats rise at room temperature while you cook other parts of your daily menu. We also provide pre-measured ladles for sauce, cheese, and toppings. Your utensil package makes prepping the pizzas fast and foolproof. Then run the pizzas through the oven to bake. This only takes about three minutes. You box ‘em up and pop them into the warmer to serve! We’ll train your staff to make these pizzas quickly.

how much labor does the smart mouth program require?

This will vary, depending on the size of your food service operation and how many pizzas your students buy. However, there should be no more labor involved than if you are making sheeted
dough pizza for your line now. Schools using the pizza as part of their meal plan report between
30-40 meals served per labor hour.

how many pizzas can I make and have ready in our condensed lunch periods?

Depending on which program you sign up for, you can make anywhere between 75 – 500 pizzas per hour. We will size the program to suit your needs. The pizza boxes we provide allow you to stack prepared pizzas, piping hot, in the warmer.

what varieties does smart mouth offer?

We offer plenty of pizza varieties along with calzones, Smackers sandwiches, and cheesy bread. You can see all of our options here. Note that we recommend serving only 3 – 4 varieties at first.

how does the smart mouth marketing program work?

Each new school receives a marketing package to get started. You will receive 1 cent for every pizza you sell to purchase additional marketing items (including giveaways for your students) every semester.

how do I know if smart mouth will work in my school?

We will come to your school and do a complete pro forma and site evaluation, free of charge. This enables us to talk with you about your needs, assess your operation, space, and requirements, and partner with you on the best possible setup.

do you provide detailed specifications for electrical and other requirements so that installation is not a hassle for me?

Absolutely. We will make sure that all installation details are planned for and addressed. The installation of the program is part of our service commitment to you.

how is distribution handled? do you come to the schools?

Smart Mouth handles all distribution and assists the school manager weekly with orders.

are there smart mouth uniforms?

We provide aprons for three staff members. We also provide a Smart Mouth t-shirt for every employee that finishes our online training. Additional hats, visors, and aprons can be purchased using your marketing dollars.

have your offerings been evaluated by a nutritionist?

Yes. A certified nutritionist independently analyzed all of our food products. The data is available for your review, or we can answer any other questions you might have.

have your products been tested with students?

Yes, we conducted focus group research with students to gauge their general food tastes and pizza preferences, and to hear their opinions on school food offerings. The students were multicultural, both male and female, and the results obtained from all of the tested groups were consistent. In over 10 taste tests throughout the U.S., results showed that 91% of students said the pizza was better than what was being served. 81% said they would eat in the cafeteria more if Smart Mouth was on the menu.

how did smart mouth get started?

The Smart Mouth program has been developed by Bull’s Eye Brands, Inc., an Atlanta-based food service company, which has serviced the quick-service industry for over 20 years. Bull’s Eye is owned and managed by a food-service family, which has operated nationally for three generations. The first Smart Mouth school was opened in North Charleston, SC in 2001 and is still selling pizzas today (only more than when they started).