All food service operations need ice, and the simplest way to meet that need is to have a ice-making machine that freezes and stores ice automatically. You need to determine how much ice your pizzeria will need before you buy a ice machine. The rule of thumb for your ice needs is the following: 1.) Figure 1 to 1.5 pounds of ice for every meal. 2.) Divide the figure by seven. 3.) Multiply the result by 12. The final total will be your average daily ice usage. The quick service pizza restaurant would want 5 ounces for 10 ounce drink, 8 ounces for a 12-16 ounce drink, and 12 ounces for a 18-24 ounce drink.The ice makers by Pizza Prep Table are the smaller half cubes and are preferred in bar settings.