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Pizza delivery by jet ski (VIDEO)

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One Northern Michigan pizzeria operator has come up with an innovative way to deliver pizza to customers on Long Lake, according to Eater.com.  With traffic jams of boats docking in front of Nick Ferrugia’s Long Lake Grocery to pick up pizza orders, he sought another solution to satisfy his lake community and enlisted a friendMore »

Could customers’ smart phones be driving slow service?

WHY SHOULD A PIZZERIA LAUNCH A SMART PHONE MOBILE APP?

Recently a New York City restaurant raised the question when management noticed an increase in negative customer reviews focused on slow service. The restaurant points the blame at patrons’ smart phones. Management at the restaurant poured over dining room security footage from 2004 and this year. Their findings concluded that table times increased from justMore »

Sbarro Continues Growth In Brazil With New Restaurants In Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo And Rio de Janeiro

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sbarro announced today that it will partner with B2Bold to open 80 eateries in Brazil over the next 10 years. This is the second development agreement for Sbarro’s in Brazil. Dubai Comercio e Representacoe, Sbarro’s first franchise partner in Brazil, has built four units in the past yearMore »

Oops, Donato’s free pizza coupon was a mistake

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A coupon for a fee one-topping, 14-inch pizza from Donato’s Pizza was e-mailed to customers in the Columbus, Ohio area. Unfortunately the pizza chain didn’t authorize the free pizza coupon’s release. According to The Associated Press, the original e-mail was sent to less than 1,00 people. But the free pizza coupon went viral on socialMore »

AIB International introduces new HACCP online course

Manhattan, KS — AIB International is pleased to announce the rollout of their anticipated HACCP Online course. The course is designed to provide practical, relevant instruction in an accessible, self-paced, online format. “This new course includes timely, current examples, delivered on an eLearning platform, that allows participants to pace themselves, assess learning throughout the durationMore »

Performance Food Group names new executive vice president of operations

RICHMOND, Va. — Performance Food Group, Inc. (PFG) today named Jim Hope to the new role of Executive Vice President of Operations reporting to George Holm, President & CEO. Among his primary responsibilities, Hope will focus on PFG operations and procurement.  He also will oversee the company’s internal initiative to strengthen operational best practices. Hope joins PFG after servingMore »

NYPD Pizza to open in Tempe, Arizona

PHOENIX (July 17, 2014) – NYPD Pizza announced that its newest location on Mill Avenue in the heart of downtown Tempe will open on Mon., July 28. To celebrate, NYPD Pizza will be providing complimentary parking on July 28 (all day) for all 75 parking meters along Mill Avenue, between E. University Drive and E.More »