How to succeed in hospitality when times are tough.


This is a small hospitality business success story about adapting and diversifying in challenging market conditions. Meet Fonzie Abbott – coffee roaster, beer brewer and gin distiller. And now, pizza maker! 

Located in Fox Street in the Brisbane suburb of Albion, Fonzie Abbot have DOUBLED their turnover as a result of COVID19 hospitality restrictions with a clever mix of popular new ‘pizza and beer’ takeaway offerings. What could have been a business negative has turned into a business win for these smart Brisbane hospitality operators.

When the hospitality industry suddenly became ‘takeaway only’, quick thinking Fonzie Abbott installed a powerful Cookon electric pizza oven Using the freshest ingredients sourced from Italy and Australia, they started producing amazing authentic pizzas prepared by their very own Italian chefs.

‘We got you Covid’

Fonzie’s new pizza + beer & ‘free pizza Friday’ offerings proved so popular, they have now stacked a second pizza oven on top of the first to cope with in-house and ongoing takeaway demand!


Stack your pizzas with Cookon

The Cookon commercial pizza oven is easily stackable with a simple frame to allow 50 mm between ovens. Maximum capacity with minimum counter space. See our full range of quality commercial cooking & catering equipment. Built for hardworking hospitality kitchens and venues who need to adapt and change as the business market does.

Thanks to one of our authorised Cookon dealer, Commercial Food Equipment in Rocklea, Queensland for sharing your client’s business success story.

And, for your next pizza + beer combo in Brisbane, don’t forget to visit Fonzie Abbott.


For more information or to download the Cookon high performance commercial electric pizza oven PDF Specs.