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States try to tax take-and-bake pizzas

Ask Big Dave, Take-and-bake Papa Murphy's

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 TaxMore »

Cheese prices go up, but Americans still love it

2010 October: Mozzarella on the Move

Block cheese prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rose by 9.5 percent in the past month, ending 18 cents higher at $2.05 per pound. Cheese prices have experienced a steady rise since mid-November. Rising cheese prices have not slowed America’s appetite as the average person eats more than 25 pounds of it per year. WhichMore »

Pizza Hut enters pizza-by-the-slice market

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Pizza Hut, No. 1 on Pizza Today’s 2013 Top 100 Pizza Companies list, enters the slice market with the opening of two pizza by the slice locations — York, Nebraska, and Pawtucket, Rhode Island — this week, according to Entrepreneur. Individual slices sell for $2 to $3 and are cut from a new 18-inch pizza,More »

Pizza Cutter Showdown (Video)

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Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler and Art Director Josh Keown both received pizza cutters for Christmas. It’s time for a pizza cutter showdown. The contenders are Mandy’s laser-guided pizza cutter versus Josh’s traditional rocker.

Pizza clubs do exist

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A Temple Hills, Maryland couple has founded Pizza Addicts Anonymous,  a group of 150 members who share their love for pizza. The club, which formed in April, travels to various pizzerias each month, as well as gathering to celebrate pizza-related holidays. Check out more about this club at Gazette.net. Pizza Addicts isn’t the first clubMore »

Hot 100 Independents by the numbers

We recently discovered some interesting tidbits about the pizzerias that made our Hot 100 Independents list in 2013. Check your numbers to see how you stack up in these categories: • 92 percent have a point-of-sale (POS) system. • 70 percent serve pasta. • 98 percent offer vegetarian dishes. • 80 percent serve wine. • 93 percentMore »