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

pepperoni pizza

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 »

Major pizza chains carve out larger market share with online ordering

Online ordering

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 percentMore »

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 »

Pizza Today’s Free Classifieds Section is now open

new conveyor oven

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.

Pizza Hut manager arrested for spitting on cop’s pizza

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 forMore »

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.

Americans to eat 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl

Buffalo Chicken Wings

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 noMore »