World’s first pizza subscription service launches in Toronto
By CNW Group Ltd.General
General Assembly Pizza launches end-to-end ecommerce subscription model, last-mile delivery for their premium naturally leavened frozen pizza line
TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2020 /CNW/ – Beloved downtown Toronto fast casual restaurant, General Assembly Pizza (GA), launched the world’s first pizza subscription service today at gapizza.com. The GA pizza subscription offers free home delivery for stacks of 4, 6, 8 or 10 pizzas, from as little as $39 per order and as low as $9 per pizza. The service is GA’s newest “way to pizza,” and is available in Toronto (i.e. all postal codes that start with the letter ‘M’), with plans to expand throughout Ontario in 2021.
The direct-to-consumer subscription model builds on the successful launch of GA’s premium frozen pizza line this spring, developed by GA Executive Chef Curt Martin, which features six 100% naturally leavened pizzas that cook at home in just 5-7 mins. GA’s newest plant-based pizza, Garden Smash, launches today and is available exclusively through the GA pizza subscription offering.
Founder & CEO Ali Khan Lalani explains that ecommerce was a natural expansion of GA’s already-dynamic consumer offering, which now includes consumer packaged goods, dine-in operations, a dedicated take-out space, delivery partnerships, and a bespoke catering service, featuring their wood burning mobile pizza oven:
“Since opening our doors in 2017, we have pushed for the best guest-experience possible—that’s why our dough is 100% naturally leavened, that’s why we have a purpose-built 400-square-foot pick-up and delivery area, and that’s why we’re launching a direct-to-consumer subscription-based ecommerce platform today. In 2020, providing the best guest experience means General Assembly Pizza has to be more than a restaurant. I’m proud to say that after almost six months of planning, many roadblocks and countless pivots—all while maintaining our day-to-day restaurant operations amidst a pandemic—we have done it. Along the way, we’ve connected more than ever with our community, and we look forward to bringing a little of that original GA guest experience back into their day-to-day lives, at home.”
Executive Chef Curt Martin spearheaded GA’s premium frozen pizza line development, and will be overseeing the phased roll out of the subscription service to ensure product consistency is met at every step, he explains “Food quality and forward thinking is what drives our team. Whether it’s made-to-order or frozen, our pizza is entirely handmade, chef-prepped and fired in our hand-built, made-in-Italy brick ovens.” Martin will also be driving menu innovation at GA, which will include exciting new pizza offerings featuring fresh seasonal ingredients, with a focus on increasing vegetarian, plant-based and pork-free options.
General Assembly’s pizzas feature 100% naturally leavened dough yielded from an all-natural sourdough starter. At 10″ in diameter, all GA pizzas are personal pizzas, which lends itself to a tidy freezer footprint. GA’s premium frozen pizzas require no kitchen preparation and cook in just 5-7 minutes in a conventional oven (or grilled on the bbq). GA’s pizza subscription service is a convenient offering for busy professionals, pizza lovers and parents alike.
GA Pizza subscription: How it works
“Set it and forget it”
Subscribers choose their monthly stack size and select their pizzas. They can change, pause or cancel their subscription any time.
- 4 pizzas, $9.75 per pizza or $39
- 6 pizzas, $9.50 per pizza or $57
- 8 pizzas, $9.25 per pizza or $74
- 10 pizzas, $9.00 per pizza or $90
Free Delivery & Delivery Zone
Pizzas are delivered to subscribers’ doorstep in a temperature controlled recyclable box that declares “pizza night, reinvented.” Contactless delivery and package tracking ensure customers know exactly when to expect their order.
Delivery is available across Toronto, to all postal codes beginning with an ‘M’, such as: Downtown Toronto, Scarborough, North York, East York, East Toronto, West Toronto, York, Central Toronto. Plans to expand the delivery zone to core areas of the GTA are already underway.
About General Assembly Pizza
General Assembly is advancing the artform of making — and delivering — personal pizza. GA opened in 2017, as a forward-thinking fast casual restaurant in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Today, GA is a new kind of pizza club, that offers guests and consumers five “ways to pizza” beyond their restaurant doors — including a premium frozen pizza product line available at grocers across Ontario, bespoke catering, and a pizza subscription service — the world’s first. GA’s founder & CEO Ali Khan Lalani is the discerning visionary behind the brand’s rapid evolution while Executive Chef Curt Martin oversees innovation and ensures GA’s signature 100% naturally leavened pizza is perfect, no matter where it’s served. The future of pizza is here. Visit gapizza.com.