Local chain gives away nearly 200,000 pizzas with Cincinnati Reds’ strikeout promo

Local chain gives away nearly 200,000 pizzas with Cincinnati Reds’ strikeout promo

LaRosa’s Pizzeria got more than it bargained for with its promotion tied to opponent strikeouts at Cincinnati Reds games. With nearly 20-game winners, the 64-unit local chain has given away 190,000 small pizzas (roughly half-million dollars worth of product) with more than 20 games left.  “Pizza for strikeouts” has been promoted on Reds scoreboards, sendingMore »

Chef builds the world’s biggest pizza weighing 100lb, measuring nearly 50 square feet

Chef builds the world’s biggest pizza weighing 100lb, measuring nearly 50 square feet

The Dirt Road Cookers, a catering group in San Antonio, Texas, shatters the Guinness World Record for largest pizza, previously held by Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizza in Los Angeles, California. The new record breaker weighs in at 100 pounds, measures 46.64 square feet and 92.5 inches in diameter. It took eight men and aMore »

Papa John’s responds to reporter’s “better ingredients” probe

Papa John’s responds to reporter’s “better ingredients” probe

Yesterday, a U.S. News and World Report journalist, Melanie Warner, dedicated a lengthy eat + run blog post to Papa John’s, criticizing the company for not substantiating its claim — “better pizza, better ingredients.” She details several attempts that she made to contact the pizza chain to find out where its products come from orMore »

Restaurateur says construction led to closure

Restaurateur says construction led to closure

Construction projects can be a nightmare for businesses. One Greenville, South Carolina, restaurant owner says her café was forced to close after prolonged construction fencing and obstructions severely reduced business traffic. For more on this story, click here. cell phone lookup numbers What’s an operator to do? Here are few tips to keep your restaurantMore »

Minnesota addresses social media and small businesses with legal guide

Minnesota addresses social media and small businesses with legal guide

Maneuvering through the legalities of your social media practices can be daunting. The Minneapolis Department of Employment and Economic Development has created a state-sponsored legal guide to social media for small businesses. “A Legal Guide to the Use of Social Media in the Workplace” examines the evolving rules of social media and a company’s reputation,More »

Bear snatches restaurant dumpster (With VIDEO)

Bear snatches restaurant dumpster (With VIDEO)

Watch as a bear in Colorado drags away a half-a-ton dumpster: For many parts of the country, it’s not bears that operators worry about. Raccoons and rodents are the main culprits. In fact, PBS’ Nature aired a film last year called Raccoon Nation, about urban raccoons that have become increasingly craftier at breaking into trashMore »

Fast food workers in seven cities hold one-day strike for higher wages

Fast food workers in seven cities hold one-day strike for higher wages

Hundreds of New York City fast food workers protested in front of major chains Monday in an effort to raise wages to $15 an hour and the right to unionize. NYC strikers were joined by protests in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Missouri and Flint, Michigan. The strikes sparked national and international mediaMore »