New rule at a New Jersey pizzeria: “Saggy pants prohibited”

New rule at a New Jersey pizzeria: “Saggy pants prohibited”

Giulio’s Pizza in Dunellen, New Jersey has instituted a new policy, “saggy pants prohibited,”spelled out on a bright neon green sign on its front door. Patrons will not be served if they are wearing saggy pants with their underwear showing, a Giulio’s employee told NJ.com.  To read the full story, CLICK HERE. CLICK HERE toMore »

Restaurants raise prices in lieu of leaving tips

Restaurants raise prices in lieu of leaving tips

Some New York and Chicago restaurants may opt to take tips off the table, according to The Wall Street Journal. The tip-free establishments would instead increase menu prices by as high as 15 percent and pay employees a higher hourly pay. It’s an idea that has restaurant operators in other cities asking, “Would it workMore »

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 »