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California pizzeria’s bookkeeping files held for ransom

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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

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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 »

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 »

Little Caesars rolls out pretzel pizza crust

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The pretzel fast-food trend has entered the pizza market with the announcement that Little Caesars will offer a soft pretzel pizza crust beginning September 1. The limited-time offer will run for eight weeks, according to USA Today. The Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza costs $6 for a large. The pizza has a traditional pizza doughMore »

Science confirms mozzarella to be optimal pizza cheese

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A group of scientists at New Zealand’s University of Auckland dedicated recent research to finding the perfect pizza cheese. “Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality,” was published in the Journal of Food Science this summer. Let’s break that technical jargon down. The group studied the properties ofMore »

London restaurant goes card only

Pizza parlor alerts customers of stolen credit card receipts

Is this the beginning a cashless restaurant revolution? London-based Shrimpy’s, a California/Mexican street food restaurant, has gone cashless. This hip hangout only accepts cards using an app that allows patrons to even split the check, according to the London Evening Standard. Could cashless restaurants catch on in the U.S.? Split Bread, a small San FranciscoMore »