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California pizzeria’s bookkeeping files held for ransom


A Rocklin, California pizzeria owner thought he opening an attached job application in his e-mail. Instead, the ransomware took control of computer’s data, demanding $2,000 in Bitcoins to unlock the frozen information, according to CBS Sacramento. The owner refused to pay the ransom and instead rebuilt his pizzeria’s files, costing $750, investing in a back-upMore »

Cashier lucky to be alive after armed robbery

Italian pizzeria armed robbery

An armed robber’s gun jams attempting to shoot an Italian pizzeria cashier. Two men entered the pizza shop. As one assailant goes for the resister, the other fires his handgun at the cashier, but it jammed, according to the New York Daily News. As the attacker attempted to fix his weapon, other pizzeria workers chargeMore »

Quick Tips September 10, 2014


Industry Headlines for September 10, 2014   September is National Food Safety Month   Discussing food safety measures with your employees is something that should never go out of style. After all, constant vigilance is the name of the game. Building a safe food culture in your establishment takes work from you, your managers andMore »

Quick Tips September 3, 2014


Hot Recipes for September 3, 2014   Anna’s Spinach Tortellini Carbonara   Willow Street’s Coconut Prawn Pizza   Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna     Prosciutto and Mozzarella Pizza with Caramelized Onions   Candied Pecans   Hot on One-Minute Operator EP4 — Piper Kapin, Back Road Pizza What is your marketing strategy?        More »

One-Minute Operator EP4 — Piper Kapin, Back Road Pizza

Piper Kapin Back Road Pizza Santa Fe NM

What is your marketing strategy?   Piper Kapin, owner of Back Road Pizza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, answer this One-Minute Operator question.   One-Minute Operator is a video series on featuring successful pizzeria operators dropping great advice one minute at a time. For more episodes, visit One-Minute Operator.    

Interact — September 2014


#pizzatodayreader                   Social Media September Poll How do your 2014 gross sales compare to the same period in 2013? A) Up 1-5%: 18% B) Up 6-10%: 29% C) Up 10% or more: 41% D) Sales have remained the same: 0% E) I’ve had a decrease in salesMore »

Chef creates caviar pizza for Las Vegas pizzeria

Celebrating the recent opening of Las Vegas’ newest resort and casino, SLS Las Vegas, world renowned chef José Andrés took to the kitchens of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, temporarily trading in his chef’s coat for a pizzaiolo paddle. The resulting pie was truly chef-caliber: a Bianco base (mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, oregano, olive oil, no sauce), topped with fresh burrata,More »

Pizza Hut offers Fantasy Football owners opportunity to win pizza

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Football has arrived! And with it comes preparation in many forms, from real world football teams making final roster moves to fantasy football owners building cheat sheets and settling into online draft rooms to select their players for the 2014 season. But regardless of the amount of preparation,More »

Quick Tips August 27, 2014


Industry Headlines for August 27, 2014   Preventing Cross-Contamination   Today’s customers are more aware of food allergies than ever before. Advances in medicine as well as a growing attention to what we put into our bodies and how food impacts us has led us to be more cautious. And that translates into making usMore »