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

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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 »

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 »

Five digital marketing don’ts of 2014 are…

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The net of online marketing is so wide and vast that it’s sometimes difficult to analyze what works from what’s a waste of your time and money. Return on investment still apply with digital marketing strategies. The Financial Post offers five digital marketing don’ts for 2014. They are: Don’t spread yourself too thin. While itMore »

Domino’s to launch innovative ordering app

Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Company have partnered to create an innovative new pizza ordering app, and the pair will demo the technology tomorrow at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Set for public launch later in 2014, the app will use the Ford SYNC Applink System. Ford’s proprietary SYNC technology allows drivers ofMore »

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 »