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  • Atheists Accuse Pizza Shop of Violating Their Civil Rights by Offering Church Bulletin Discount

    08/22/2014 2:59:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/20/14 | Billy Hallowell
    A restaurant owner who is under fire for offering a faith-based discount to customers says he doesn’t plan to discontinue it, despite receiving a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a secular activist group. Steven Rose, owner of Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Arkansas, told TheBlaze Wednesday that he posted a 10 percent discount on his restaurant’s Facebook page on July 19 for anyone who brought in a church bulletin. Not long after, he received a comment from a user named “Bong Hits for Jesus” that read, “Good luck on your discrimination lawsuit.” “I didn’t give much credence to it,”...
  • Pizza pronto! Vending machine that rustles up a fresh pie in just THREE minutes...

    08/05/2014 10:25:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A pizza vending machine takes convenience food to a whole new level, delivering fresh pies to customers in just three minutes 24/7. The Let's Pizza unit invented by Claudio Torghele, an entrepreneur from Rovereto, Italy, mixes flour and water together and presses the dough flat to create a 10.5 inch base. Desired toppings are then added and the meal is flash-cooked in a high temperature infrared oven at 380 degrees Celsius. While the baking process is underway, a takeaway box is prepared. The finished pie is then placed in the cardboard container and delivered through a slot. As they wait...
  • Man Suing Pizza Restaurant For $260,000 Because the Employees Beat Him Up When He Tried To Rob Them

    07/31/2014 2:13:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Black News ^ | July 24, 2014
    Newport, DE — Back in 2010, a man named Nigel Sykes recently tried to rob Seasons Pizza restaurant in Newport, Delaware, but employees tackled him, took his gun, and beat him up. Now he is suing the restaurant for his injuries, and he’s doing it from jail. Now 23-years old, Sykes has just filed a federal civil complaint claiming that the rough treatment was “unnecessary”. He also says that because of his incurred injuries during the attempted robbery, he wants to be compensated. He also claims in his suit that after employees subdued him, two local police officers improperly...
  • NJ Turnpike Authority files lawsuit over pizza shop logo

    07/26/2014 5:23:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Emily Babay
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has filed a lawsuit to get a Florida pizza company to stop using logos similar to Garden State Parkway signs. The suit, filed this week in federal court in Newark, claims Jersey Boardwalk Pizza is infringing on the authority's service marks with its signage online and at its Tavernier and Florida City, Fla., shops.
  • Send Pizza to the IDF

    07/19/2014 8:32:27 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    pizzaidf.org ^ | 7/19/2014 | pizzaidf.org
    Send Pizza and Soda (Pepsi or Coca-Cola) to active duty Israeli Soldiers Once again our homeland is under attack. Missiles from Gaza are flying on our southern cities, and again the civilians are in the front line. We are shifting our efforts to the south making sure the soldiers know that even though the media might say one thing, they have lots of support and love from all over the world. Hundreds of pies and other treats are going out to the soldiers, and once again per request we are adding the option to send care packages with toiletries to...
  • This Guy Ate Pizza Every Day For 25 Years, And Lived To Tell The Tale

    07/19/2014 5:26:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 16, 2014 | Megan Friedman
    Here's what he (and we) have learned from his oddball diet.As the saying goes, pizza is like sex. Even if it’s bad, it’s still pizza. And just like sex, there are people out there addicted to pizza. Meet Dan Janssen, a Maryland man who has gained a minor level of fame for eating pizza every day for 25 years. In a mini-documentary produced by Vice, Janssen talks about the repercussions of his oddball diet. Here are five key lessons. Pizza obsession is deeper than just a food preference. Janssen says his picky diet likely stems from a few traumatic experiences...
  • Transgender Pizza Employee Said She Quit Over Discrimination

    07/19/2014 1:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | David Ham
    Dylan Paul, 24, said she was more than hurt when she complained that a customer mis-gendered her while she was working last Monday. “I was working the salad station near the entrance to the restaurant of Broadway Paggliacci’s. Working there, your function is greeting customers, taking and making salad orders, and bidding customers farewell. It was in the evening on a shift I’d picked up from a coworker when I was saying goodbye to one of our regular customers. He returned the gesture, misgendering me as “man,” which isn’t something too unusual in my life. I corrected him, “It’s ma’am...
  • Pilot Buys Pizza for Delayed Passengers

    07/08/2014 7:14:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    News4JAX ^ | Jul 08 2014 | Mayra Cuevas and Jamie White
    Each row got its own pieAdam Ritchie, a Domino's Pizza manager in Cheyenne, Wyo., said he'd never received a call like the one he got Monday night. "I need to feed my whole plane," the caller told him. "Lucky me, I hear 160 people. It ended up being like 38 pizzas," Ritchie said. A Frontier Airlines flight from Washington to Denver was diverted to Cheyenne because of bad weather. The plane was stuck on the ground for nearly two hours. The food on board was gone, so the pilot decided to order pizzas for everyone. Each row got its own...
  • Pizza driver beaten with baseball bat during delivery, police say (New Orleans knockout game)

    07/03/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Uptown Messenger ^ | July 1, 2014 | Robert Morris
    A pizza-delivery driver was beaten by a man with a baseball bat early Tuesday morning in the former B.W. Cooper housing projects, New Orleans Police said. The driver was taking a delivery to the 1300 block of South Prieur Street shortly before 2 a.m., and saw a man waiting outside when he arrived, said NOPD Detective Sgt. David Barnes on Tuesday afternoon at the weekly meeting of Sixth District ranking officers. The driver asked the man if he was the person who placed the order, and when the man said yes, the driver turned back to the car to get...
  • Police: Pizza Delivery Man Beaten Badly in Possible 'Knockout Game'

    07/01/2014 6:07:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WWLTV ^ | July 1, 2014
    A pizza delivery driver was severely beaten with a baseball bat while making a delivery Tuesday morning in the former B.W. Cooper housing project, according to the NOPD. The driver got out of the car in the 1300 block of South Prieur Street around 2 a.m. After asking a man waiting outside if he placed the order, the driver was beaten with a baseball bat. Nothing was taken, which has authorities wondering if the incident was a pizza delivery version of the ‘knockout game.’ The victim had to have staples put into his head and Domino’s has said it won’t...
  • 19 of 20 Pizzas Contain FAKE CHEESE Shocking Undercover Inspection Finds

    06/30/2014 3:14:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/30 | Jonathon Symcox
    The food sampling operation across 20 fast food outlets in Lancashire also found ham on 10 out of 15 pizzas contained turkey DNAA trading standards department has revealed EVERY takeaway they investigated in a recent inspection has been selling customers pizzas containing “fake cheese”. Officers visited 20 outlets in Lancashire for the food sampling operation and performed tests on ingredients used in hundreds of pizzas sold to customers. Each premises failed on descriptions of the ham, cheese, or both. The report revealed 19 out of 20 samples were found to contain “analogue cheese” - an artificial cheesy substance that is...
  • Man With Pizza Slice Held Up by Scissors-Wielding Suspect in North Beach

    06/16/2014 6:30:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jun 16, 2014
    A man was held up by a robber with scissors for his slice of pizza in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood Friday night, police said. The 31-year-old victim was walking down the street near Jasper and Green streets around 9:40 p.m. Friday when a man believed to be in his mid 30s held him up with a pair of scissors, police said. The suspect demanded that the victim hand over his slice of pizza and he complied. The victim then went home uninjured and the suspect got away with the slice, according to police.
  • Foreign Jihadi Fighters In Iraq And Syria Keep Tweeting Pictures Of Cats And Snacks (bizzaro world)

    06/16/2014 11:05:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/16/2014 | Buzzfeed
    Thousands of foreign fighters have gone to Iraq and Syria, where civil war is raging. Many have Twitter and Instagram accounts which they use to document a personal view of life on the ground as a jihadi. Many of these fighters are believed to have travelled from the UK, with others coming from European countries. The location of the following people cannot be confirmed definitely, but all claim to be in Iraq or Syria.
  • Nobody’s Buying Sausage Pizza Anymore in NYC

    06/15/2014 4:46:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    To the list of bygone New York City pleasures, add one more slice of life — the sausage pizza.
  • Deployed Soldier Sends Pizza Home to Husband

    06/14/2014 12:18:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Even when separated by thousands of miles, one deployed U.S. soldier managed to keep the tradition of a weekly pizza night with her husband alive. The soldier’s husband, Reddit user Robswampthing, posted photographic evidence of his wife’s love on the social media site this week. “My wife is deployed right now, and we always used to get pizza on Wednesday nights,” he wrote. “I sent her a message telling her how much I missed doing that with her, then Papa Johns showed up.” The message from his wife above the hot and cheesy Papa John’s pizza was sweet and simple....
  • The breakfast wars

    06/07/2014 2:29:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    QSRWeb.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Ed Zimmerman
    Up and down the foodservice spectrum, breakfast is heating up. Here are some recent developments: •Taco Bell introduced a breakfast menu trading on ubiquitous locations and a massive promo of the Waffle Taco. The Bell blitzed social media and took direct aim at rival McDonald’s, including an ad campaign making fun of Ronald the clown. •McDonald’s countered with an offer for free morning cup of McCafe and started promoting its McGriddle pancake wrapped breakfast sandwich. •Not to be forgotten, runner up, Burger King took a different approach, and announced it would serve burgers as well as breakfast fare each morning....
  • The Food Trend Alert: Pizza Burgers, Baconomics and Boozy Read-Alouds

    06/02/2014 3:59:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    SNIP As you've probably realized by now, we have a weakness for extremely quirky food combinations -- hello, Cronut and Ramenburger -- and extraordinarily large things, like the 4,000-pound chocolate cake Guittard made for Beverly Hills' centennial. So how could we not tell you about the Screamin' Pizza Burger? According to Nick, the blogger behind DudeFoods -- and the man who brought the concept of bacon-lattice into the public consciousness -- all you need to make one is two full-size frozen pizzas, one four-pound beef patty and a spatula of mind-blowing proportions. Find instructions and photos -- and details on...
  • MLB Fans in Uproar Over Free-Pizza Promotion Gone Wrong

    05/28/2014 5:19:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 5/27 | Jimmy Traina
    Don't mess with sports fans when it comes to pizza. Especially free pizza. Major League Baseball and Domino's teamed up for a promotion to give away 20,000 free pizzas to people who have an MLB.com account after the first and second no-hitters of the 2014 regular season.
  • Watch This Vending Machine Make Pizza

    05/24/2014 7:10:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | March 21, 2014 | Erin McCarthy, managing editor
    News broke today that Sprinkles Cupcakes will install New York City's first 24-hour cupcake ATM at its Upper East Side location next week. The unit has a 760 cupcake capacity and can dispense up to four sweet treats at a time. That's pretty cool—but not as cool as a vending machine that makes fresh pizza in under three minutes. Behold Let's Pizza:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Invented by entrepreneur Claudio Torghele, Let's Pizza machines were initially designed and manufactured in Northern Italy. Customers choose between up to four kinds of pies, and watch through windows as the machine adds water to flour, kneads the dough,...
  • Pizza Cone Is Latest Food Trend Catching On In Pittsburgh

    05/03/2014 2:18:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | May 2, 2014
    Customers stop by for pizza cones – that’s right, pizza cones – at a new shop in Squirrel Hill called Pizza Cono. Jamal Rifai scoops the ingredients into cones of pizza dough while Mike Rifai takes the orders and Joe Rifai visits with customers. The three brothers from Jerusalem say they discovered the concept on a visit to Italy. The cones use less dough than traditional pizza. “We take this cone and fill it up with fresh ingredients,” Joe says. “Pepperoni, sausages, all the meats, all the fresh vegetables. We even have some gourmet cones that we make, like the...
  • Most Expensive Pizza in the World Sold in Canada

    04/28/2014 4:18:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Steveston Pizza in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada supposedly sells the world’s most expensive pizza, piled high with rare and decadent seafood, for $450Most of us think of pizza as the go-to, fast-casual meal that usually doesn’t dig too much into your wallet. But at Steveston Pizza in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, you can get a full-on gourmet pie experience. The pizzeria sells what may be the world’s most expensive pizza, at $450 per pie, more than double the previous Guinness World Record title held by Gordon Ramsay’s $178 white truffle pizza. This decadent pie features lobster thermidor, black Alaskan cod,...
  • The Invention of the ‘Pizza Cake’ Signals a New Dawn for Mankind

    04/19/2014 4:44:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 19 Apr 2014
    Skies darken, the universe begins to dissolve. A giant sign emerges in the sky. DING! This is it – Level 2. The game has changed ladies and gentlemen, the human race has reached a whole new stage of evolution… with the invention of the ‘pizza cake’. A North American pizza chain has asked its customers to vote for their favourite from a catalogue of wacky pizza innovations. pneumatic pizza cutter A mechanical pizza cutter. Because traditional pizza cutters are so taxing to use (Picture: Boston Pizza) The long list of entries includes a pizza-shaped shirt pocket, a pneumatic pizza cutter...
  • This Billboard for Rabbit Pizza Is Made from Dead Rabbits

    04/15/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15 | Olivia B. Waxman
    In the walk-up to Easter this weekend, New Zealand pizza chain Hell Pizza, known for its saucy marketing campaigns, has put up a billboard that has stirred controversy among animal rights activists because it is covered in rabbit pelts. Boasting the tagline “Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard,” the sign advertises a new pie with “smoked wild NZ rabbit, toasted pine nuts, beetroot & horopito relish, cream cheese, rosemary & garnished with fresh spring onions.”
  • World's Best Pizza Not in Italy

    04/15/2014 2:22:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of. Judges at last weekend's Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza (Pizza World Championship) held in Parma, Italy, awarded the world's top margherita pizza title to Australian chef Johnny Di Francesco, owner of the 400 Gradi restaurant in Brunswick, a Melbourne suburb. Di Francesco, 36, beat more than 600 competitors from 35 countries to take home the Specialita Traditionale Garantita pizza prize in the annual competition. The win and subsequent publicity has made the small restaurant he owns in his hometown an overnight sensation. "It's been an amazing reaction," Di...
  • 1,000 get shots after pizza place employee gets hepatitis 2,400 Customers at Risk, Officials Say

    04/14/2014 1:09:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Apr 14, 2014
    mORE than 1,000 people have been vaccinated against hepatitis A after a Charlotte pizza place employee was hospitalized with the disease, according to health officials. Health officials in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties are urging anyone who ordered or ate a pizza from the Papa John's on Cambridge Commons Drive between March 28 and April 7 to get the vaccine. Free clinics have been giving shots throughout the weekend, and health officials say they have already vaccinated more than 1,000 people. Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and can cause nausea, vomiting and jaundice. Officials estimate 2,400 customers...
  • Pizza Vending Machines: The Next Big Thing?

    04/04/2014 3:55:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    LAWeekly ^ | Fri, Apr 4, 2014 | Besha Rodell
    It seems the non-packaged food vending machine trend is not slowing, not one bit. We've all heard of cupcake vending machines. And of course, there was the rise and fall and resurrection of Burritobox. And now we hear word of Let's Pizza, a pizza vending machine. Because, of course there would be a pizza vending machine. You don't want a dystopian future with no pizza, do you?? Alright then. For now, Let's Pizza is only operating in the UK and Italy, but there have been rumors for years that the machines will debut in the U.S. any minute. Invented by...
  • Oh Goodness, There Are Kit Kat Pizzas in Japan

    04/02/2014 3:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Japan's Kit Kat fixation, it seems, has reached critical mass. 1P After numerous Kit Kat flavors and even a specialty boutique, Japan is getting Kit Kat pizzas from delivery chains Strawberry Cones and Napoli no Kama (which, yes, is owned by Strawberry Cones). Fret not, they're sweet. These are "desert pizzas" with mango and baked Kit Kats on pizza dough. A small Kit Kat pizza is 1,390 yen ($13.40) from Strawberry Cones, while Napoli no Kama has a medium for 1,680 yen ($16.20). There do not appear to be other sizes. P And how do they taste? According to Twitter...
  • Creative Toppings to Make Pizza a Work of Edible Art

    03/30/2014 12:44:29 PM PDT · by gooblah · 9 replies
    Yahoo Food ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Martha Stewart
    Great art and great pizza: The seven easy, colorful pies here pay homage to modern-art masterpieces — and they taste great too. Use them as a starting point for your own edible artistic creations. Start with a great dough, the primed canvas that will let your other ingredients shine. Then comes the “paint”: toppings that bring delicious flavor, bright color, and contrast between both cooked and fresh ingredients. Last is the heat source, which for these pizza recipes is just a traditional oven and a basic sheet pan. Related: 14 New, Lighter Comfort Food Ideas
  • Dallas' Pizza Patron Uses Mexican Slang Deemed Offensive or Funny, Depending on Whom You Ask

    03/22/2014 2:27:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 19 March 2014 | SARAH BLASKOVICH
    Be careful about ordering Pizza Patron's La Ch!#gona pie in mixed company. The Dallas-based restaurant group is making enemies with the name of the new pizza -- a Spanish descriptor questionable enough that Pizza Patron is giving it curse-word treatment by using symbols in marketing materials. The word "la chingona" loosely translates to an adjective like "bad-ass," explained several Spanish speakers, but it isn't a descriptor many were willing to utter aloud over and over. "This is a word you use in a very relaxed atmosphere with people of your same age or background," said Victor Arriaga, deputy consul at...
  • This Pizza Place Rightfully Charges $1,000 For A Side of Ranch

    03/21/2014 3:44:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    Austinist ^ | Mar 21, 2014 | Aleksander Chan
    Let's just get this out of the way: Putting ranch dressing on your pizza is disgusting and foul and you should feel ashamed of yourself if you desecrate the sanctity of the holy union of bread, tomato sauce, and cheese. For shame! Anyway, Cane Rosso's in Dallas is doing it right and "charging" customers a sweet grand for the privilege to eat their pizza WRONG. Owner Jay Jerrier explained to Eater the type of people he usually encounters ordering this pghlemy subtance. It's weird, it always seems to be young, college-age girls that ask for it. Of course, when they...
  • Mexican pizza

    03/20/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 25 replies
    Two alternative links from their website. 1. Pa La Raza http://www.pizzapatron.com/chingona_3/ 2. Menu in english? I and my family live in San Antonio for decades. Will . . . unless offered free samples and apologies from this guy . . . will never buy some pizza not offered in french nor german . . . more close to San Antonio history prior to the Mexican revolution. Something new is okay. Just don't brand it as traditional San Antonio.
  • NC:Pizza delivery woman thwarts armed robbery by pulling her own gun

    03/19/2014 6:37:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    fayobserver.com ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Nancy McCleary
    A pizza delivery woman thwarted an armed robbery attempt at a house off Rosehill Road on Thursday by producing a weapon of her own, Fayetteville police said. (snip) The man put something to the back of Hurd's head and demanded money, Joyce said. "Unbeknownst to them, she had a weapon," Joyce said. "She pulled out a gun, and when she did, the suspects fled and they didn't get anything."
  • Sbarro files for bankruptcy protection again

    03/10/2014 8:39:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 10, 2014 5:59 PM EDT
    Sbarro has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization for the second time in just three years as the pizza chain struggles to turn its business around amid a drop in traffic at shopping mall food courts. The bankruptcy filing on Monday comes after the company shuttered 155 of its U.S. locations last month. The Melville, N.Y., company still has about 800 locations globally, half of those in North America. The pizza chain isn’t alone in hurting from the decline in traffic at shopping malls. Earlier this year, the owner of Hot Dot on a Stick also filed for bankruptcy protection,...
  • W. Va. Pizza Hut Worker Caught Urinating In Sink Fired [District Manager]

    02/19/2014 9:18:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    <p>KERMIT, W.Va. (AP/KDKA) – Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.</p> <p>Local media reported that the Mingo County health department ordered the Pizza Hut in Kermit, about 85 miles southwest of Charleston, to shut down.</p>
  • Justice: Chicago-style deep dish isn’t pizza

    02/18/2014 5:25:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 71 replies
    nypost.com ^ | february 17, 2014 | david k. li
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia struck down Chicago-style deep dish, ruling that the overflowing mess of sauce and cheese can’t be considered pizza. The conservative stalwart, speaking at the Union League Club of Chicago’s 126th annual George Washington’s Birthday celebration, said he enjoys Second City pie. But in his supreme opinion, it “shouldn’t be called pizza.” The bizarre deep-dish offering calls for vats of tomato sauce to be poured over cheese, before it’s then baked into a boiling monstrosity.
  • No Slice for You: How Rockaway Beach Got Its Very Own Pizza Nazi

    02/11/2014 9:36:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    <p>Slices aren't an option at Whitney Aycock's Rockaway Beach pizza shop, as he will happily explain to anyone who orders one: “If you want a slice, go to Elegante’s. I don’t give a fig,” he told one customer late on a recent Friday night. Next in line was a pair of teenagers. One was eager to sample Aycock's handcrafted creations. The other was scared to try something new. She asked for plain. “Plain pizza?” Aycock asked, sounding offended. “What is ‘plain’ pizza?” After a playful yet testy exchange, both kids turned around without making an order and fled out the door. Aycock was fine with losing the sale if it helped him make his point.</p>
  • Armed Pizza Delivery

    02/04/2014 7:18:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pizza delivery people have a very dangerous job.  I do not know that anyone has quantified how often they get in vehicle accidents, or how often they are held up, beat up, or killed by robbers, but it seems to be a regular occurrence.  A little known fact is that the modern bullet resistant vest was invented because of a pizza delivery holdup that turned into a shootout.   Richard Davis, who invented the Second Chance vest, and made a company and a fortune out of it, used to deliver pizzas.   He carried a gun in a spare pizza box...
  • Some pizza delivery drivers arming themselves

    02/04/2014 1:56:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | February 3, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Bill Bruton spent Super Bowl Sunday delivering pizzas all over Indianapolis for Aunt Polly’s Pizza. But when Bruton hits the road to make a delivery, he’s carrying more than a pizza. He’s also carrying a gun. “I’ve got a lifetime permit and I carry,” he said. The manager at Aunt Polly’s said their drivers have carried for years. “As long as they have gun permits,” said manager Jeff White. Not everyone allows their employees to carry weapons. But restaurants are reviewing their safety policies after two pizza delivery drivers were shot and killed in Indianapolis in two...
  • Eats Beat: Pizza-Scented Perfume

    01/30/2014 7:24:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014, | Gina Pace
    Hot, cheesy and fresh out of the oven — exactly how a girl wants to smell, right? Demeter’s new Pizza perfume re-creates the sensation of diving into a slice of ’za, with a strong scent of dough mixed with notes of tomato sauce, mozzarella and oregano. In testing, Daily News olfactory workers deemed it “intoxicating and a little off-putting,”“as romantic as a cheese slice at 2 a.m.” and “great, if you want to smell like garlic.” The most dangerous side effect for your diet: “It makes you constantly think about pizza,” said one tester. The good news: The fragrance isn’t...
  • Waco Police: Man Stabs Woman for Bringing Home Pizza Instead of Chicken Sandwich

    01/12/2014 4:30:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ABC Local ^ | Sunday, January 12, 2014
    A Central Texas man has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend after she brought home pizza instead of a chicken sandwich he wanted for lunch.
  • Florida Pizza Shop Sells Pie That Includes Python Meat

    01/11/2014 10:20:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014 | iRVING dEJOHN
    Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza in Fort Myers, Fla., is known for its Everglades pie — a crazy concoction that includes of frog, alligator and snake toppings.Would you like a ssssslice? A Florida pizza joint is offering a special slithering pie topped with virtually every creature that lives in the swamp. Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza in Fort Myers, Fla. tops its Everglades pie with a curious amalgam of animals including hog, alligator, tomato, frogs legs, swamp cabbage — and, for good measure, python. “I'm very adventurous when it comes to food, that's for sure,” owner Evan Daniell, 52, told the Daily News on...
  • Pizza Patrón embracing Mexican roots

    01/02/2014 9:49:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Pizza Marketplace ^ | December 31, 2013
    Pizza Patrón executives intend to roll out multiple new strategies designed to bring the brand closer to its core Mexican-born customers in 2014. The company plans to execute an array of updated branding programs that include new product development, unique promotions, traditional advertising, digital, social media and public relations, according to a company press release. This marks a significant narrowing of focus for the brand that started franchising in 2003, with the objective of becoming the nation's premier Latino pizza brand. The company gained notoriety from its unconventional programs like "Pizza Por Pesos," where customers could use pesos as a...
  • Prosecutors: Pizza robber tracked down on Facebook

    11/30/2013 5:48:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/30/13 | Mitch Smith
    A West Side man accused of stealing a pizza at gunpoint was tracked down by the phone number he used to order the football-shaped pie, police and prosecutors said. Jamokae Smith, 22, allegedly held the two people delivering his pizza at gunpoint on Nov. 9 in the 5000 block of West Wabansia Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood. As the delivery workers approached the home, prosecutors said, Smith emerged from a nearby gangway and pointed a gun at them while another robber ran off with the pizza and $13 cash.
  • Pizza delivery driver shoots, kills armed robber trying to steal cash

    10/26/2013 5:59:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    abc15.com ^ | 23 October 2013 | Kimberly Craig
    REDFORD, MI - When James Wethers heard three gunshots around 11 p.m. Monday night, he looked outside and saw a frantic pizza delivery driver and a man face down on the driveway across the street from his Michigan home. Redford Township police say the pizza delivery driver opened fire as he was being robbed by 20-year-old Tajuan Boyd.
  • What Papa John's Doesn't Want You To Know About Their Food

    10/20/2013 4:52:44 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 169 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | Melanie Warner
    Food companies understand that Americans are increasingly interested in buying food that actually seems worth eating. We want food that's some degree of fresh, healthy, natural or otherwise of higher quality. It's for this reason that you see images of plump fruit decorating packages of cereal bars and the greenest broccoli you've ever laid eyes upon appearing on boxes of frozen dinners. At Burger King, you don't order a mere salad - it's a Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad. Those chips aren't just cheese-flavored - they're Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips, with "harvest cheddar" an entirely meaningless term. Few companies have...
  • Fresh pizza vending machine delivered to the US

    10/17/2013 5:56:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 14, 2012 | Devin Coldewey
    Late-night cravings for pizza may soon be satisfied not by all-night delivery, but by this huge vending machine. Invented by Italians and just now arriving on our fair shores, the Let's Pizza machine actually creates the pizza more or less from scratch, and then bakes it as you watch. The future is here, and it's a bit carb-heavy. Unlike the frozen and reheated affairs you're likely to find at a 7-11, this pizza is actually created when you order it, from "fresh" ingredients. The dough is mixed and flattened, the sauce spread, the cheese and toppings sprinkled. Some items are...
  • Megaburgerpizza: Burger Pizza Hybrid To Make Debut In Japan

    09/02/2013 3:40:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Inquistr ^ | Thursday Aug 29, 2013
    Since the dawn of restaurants, mankind has been plagued with one unanswerable question: Should I eat a burger or a pizza? Kyoto pizza parlor Pizza Little Party has saved humanity countless hours of counter confusion with the new MegaBurgerPizza. It’s part burger, part pizza, and all mega. Seriously, this thing features two 11 inch pizzas, a couple of ground beef patties and weighs more than 2.5 pounds. According to Rocket News, the MegaBurgerPizza is topped with Pizza Little Party’s original meat sauce and a special cheese blend. But don’t worry, the pizza parlor knows how to make a good burger...
  • Hungry? Print a Pizza!

    08/30/2013 12:25:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    NC State University ^ | 08.29.2013 | Mick Kulikowski
    You’re just dying for a pizza: gooey cheese, sweet tomato sauce, blistered crust. One problem: You’re millions of miles away from a pizza place, flying in some sort of spaceship toward Mars. Domino’s definitely doesn’t deliver up here, pal, so how do you satisfy your pizza craving? Print one out. Working with researchers from the Systems and Materials Research Corporation (SMRC), a materials and technology development company based in Texas, NC State researchers are figuring out the best ways to use a 3-D printer for printing pizza in outer space. NASA, you see, wants to provide space travelers some good...
  • What a pizza ...! Preposterous poll ranks NY 4th

    08/09/2013 7:29:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2013 | ANTONIO ANTENUCCI and DAVID K. LI
    What a bunch of meatheads! New York pizza-lovers got a black eye from users of the travel megasite TripAdvisor, who rated the city’s slices a paltry fourth in the country behind outposts like San Diego and Las Vegas. Perhaps most offensive was the third-place choice of Boston, where reviewers gushed about pies with oddball toppings like shrimp scampi. “Get out of here, that’s crazy! Boston is No. 3?” said Jackson Heights resident Andrew Silverstein, 31, while enjoying lunch at famed Patsy Grimaldi’s new Brooklyn joint, Juliana’s. “I’ve had pizza in Boston, and it was a horrible experience.” Users of the...
  • TripAdvisor ranks New York pizza as fourth best?!? Fuggedaboutit

    08/08/2013 5:49:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com/ ^ | August 8, 2013 | Ryan Sit & Stephen Rex Brown
    New Yorkers would like to give the people behind these rankings a "pizza" their mind. The travel site TripAdvisor issued a list of the Top 10 cities for pizza - and New York came in fourth. The Big Apple's best pie makers - like Di Fara's, Totonno's and John's of Bleecker Street - apparently didn't stack up to the pizzas prepped in culinary destinations like San Diego, Las Vegas, and Boston, which represent the top three. Chicago didn't even make the list. But reached on the phone, the manager of Bronx Pizza in San Diego said there is no comparison.