The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Surveys Research Group has presented findings on the “Consumption of Pizza” in America this month. This report presents results on American pizza consumption among U.S. children and adults during 2007-2010 by gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Highlights from the USDA report include: About 1 in 8 Americans consumed pizza on … More »
The Wall Street Journal questions whether independent pizzerias can compete with major chains on the Web. Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut report that 40 percent or more of theirs sales come from digital orders. While independent pizzerias share of the quick -serve pizza market fell to 29 percent in 2013 from 31.5 percent … More »
James Broderick, owner of Little Italy Pizza Company in the small English town of Sleaford, has unveiled what he hopes will be the world’s spiciest pizza. His secret sauce contains the world’s hottest chili, registering 12 million units on the scoville heat scale, according to Yahoo New UK. Watch as Broderick describes his fiery creation: … More »
After two pizza delivery drivers were shot and killed within a two-week period in Indianapolis, some area pizzeria operators are asking themselves, “Should pizza delivery drivers be armed?” One Indy pizzeria encourages its drivers to carry a gun — as long as the employee has the proper gun permit, according to WISHTV. Watch the WISHTV … More »
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A Tennessee Pizza Hut manager was arrested for spitting on a pizza that was ordered by a sheriff’s deputy. The officer witnessed the manager remove the pizza he had ordered, began to cut it, recognized the deputy and then spit on the pizza according to the deputy’s report. The incident was an alleged retaliation for … More »
Pizzaiolo and World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio will guest judge this Sunday’s episode of “Chopped” on the Food Network. The episode airs at 9 p.m. on February 2. “Chopped” pits four chefs against one another using a mystery basket of ingredients in three rounds: appetizer, entrée and dessert. After each round, one contestant is eliminated … More »
President Barack Obama praised Minnesota-based Punch Pizza for raising its employees’ minimum wage to $10 per hour during last night’s State of the Union address. Punch founder and co-owner John Soranno and pizzaiolo Nick Chute were special guests of First Lady Michelle Obama.
First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t the only one turning 50 this year. 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the first “Buffalo Wing” being sauced and tossed at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving –– Super Bowl Sunday –– upon us, there’s no … More »
As states are in the hunt for revenue sources, some are looking to take-and-bake pizzas. The dilemma lies in how the pizzas are classified. Is a take-and-bake pizza considered restaurant prepared food, subject to tax, or is it a grocery item and exempt from tax? There are 24 states, which follow the Streamlined Sales Tax … More »