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Are dating sites the new social media marketing?

We’ve got to hand it to Pizza Hut … clever marketing tactics bring in the bucks for the Texas-based pizza chain. The company’s latest stunt? Setting up an OKCupid account for the brand, according to an article in Time. For those unaware, OKCupid is an online dating site that pairs would-be suitors together. Seriously. CheckMore »

USDA releases American pizza consumption study

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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 onMore »

British pizzeria owner unveils world’s spiciest pizza

Jame Broderick and world spiciest

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 »

Should pizza delivery drivers be armed?

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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 WISHTVMore »

Pizza Today’s Free Classifieds Section is now open

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Our popular free Classifieds section at PizzaToday.com is up and running. Visit Pizza Today Classifieds to view listings for: Business for Sale Décor / Front of House Equipment for Sale Equipment Wanted General Help Wanted Looking for… Point of Sale Systems Relocating Services Supplies Want to place a FREE classified ad? Submit your classified here.

Pizzaiolo Bruno DiFabio to serve as guest judge on Sunday’s ‘Chopped’ episode

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 eliminatedMore »

Punch Pizza featured in State of the Union

John Soranno Nick Chute

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.