September 10, 2018 by Doreen Garelick, Dietetic Intern
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2156 N Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
With responsibly-sourced ingredients and commitments to humanitarian efforts, Zoom Pizza Factory makes it easier for you to balance eating fast, eating well, and doing good. And breaking from tradition, they always offer a better-for-you ancient grain crust and a variety of non-traditional vegetable toppings to help you build a better pizza.
While there are no set menus at Zoom Pizza Factory, the team at Zoom has worked with SPE's culinary nutritionists to train staff on suggested pizza builds that include whole grains,nutrient-dense vegetables and careful portions of cheese. So what's different about the SPE pizza build? It will always feature the ancient grain crust (which also happens to be gluten-free) and a healthy dose of plant-based toppings like roasted mushrooms, butternut squash or kale. Zoom's staff of "Pizzaristas" have been trained on the healthiest pizza toppers and how to guide customers that want a little more from their pizza.
Beyond the food, the Zoom team has also considered the beverage offering. Rather than wash the pizza down with a soda, guests can enjoy infused waters from their Water Bar. Using an in-house water filtration system, Zoom offers ambient, sparkling and still waters and a selection of fresh fruit, for a refreshing alternative to the traditional beverage station.
If that weren't enough, Zoom is committed to numerous environmental and humanitarian causes. For example, they value traceability in their ingredients and source antibiotic-free chicken and organic spinach and kale. They compost waste and use compostible materials in the store. And proceeds from the Water Bar go to water.org, a non-profit group that provides clean water and sanitation to communities around the world.
All in all, a pizza you can feel good about eating!
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Offers items that meet SPE criteria for a balanced plate.