Server says she was fired for dine-and-dash customer bill

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A New York server says she was fired for not covering a $96 tab left unpaid by three dine-and-dash customers, according to an article on Gothamist.com. Suzanne Parrat claims Pig N Whistle Manager Eugene Wilson told her that she would have to cover the tab left unpaid –– or her co-workers would have to cover itMore »

McDonald’s apologizes after explicit music airs in dining room

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Fast food giant McDonald’s has issued an apology for explicit music featuring violent rape and underage sex playing in one of its restaurants. A night shift employee connected their personal music player into the Haverfordwest restaurant’s sound system while the location was closed, but failed to remove the device before the morning shift. Customers eatingMore »

Giordano’s Pizza responds to Jon Stewart’s Chicago pizza rant

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The New York pizza verses Chicago pizza battle rages on. Giordano’s Pizza has teamed up with Chicago comedian Pat McGann to respond to Jon Stewart’s rant on deep dish pizza on The Daily Show on November 13. Watch Giordano’s clever response video: Check out what Jon Stewart had to say about Chicago-style pizza on TheMore »

Chipotle’s Effect on Pizza

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The rush to replicate Chipotle’s service model in the pizza industry began five years ago, but it’s really hitting a fevered pitch now. Many experts agree that we’ll see an explosion of units dedicated to duplicating the concept in 2014 and beyond for some time time come. Take this pizzeria, for instance, which made headlinesMore »

2014: The Year of the Anchovy?

In 2013, we correctly prognosticated that quail eggs, pumpkin and sweet piquanté peppers would be at the forefront of the artisan pizza movement. Not long after, progressive pizza makers across the country were experimenting with the toppings. What ingredients will those who push the envelope place in their arsenal for 2014? At least one sourceMore »

Pizza Today officiates Guinness Book of World Records title

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It’s official: Pizza Today Man on the Street columnist Scott Wiener has the world’s largest collection of pizza boxes — or so says The Guinness Book of World Records. How do we know? Art Director Josh Keown and I were on hand to count each. And. Every. One. All 595 of them. Twice, and doubleMore »

Pizza Today on the Road: Northern Arizona

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Pizza Today Associate Editor Denise Greer and Creative Director Rick Daugherty traveled to northern Arizona this week. Here’s a sneak peek of some the pizzas we tried: We Cook Pizza & Pasta, in Tusayan, Arizona, features a unique take on the Margherita: : We Cook Pizza & Pasta offers a colorful Chicken & Broccoli Pizza:More »

The Huffington Post lists top 10 pizza ingredients

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Another week, another pizza list. This one by The Huffington Post lists the top 10 pizza ingredients, with pepperoni taking the No. 1 spot. No surprise there, but spinach and pineapple also rounded out the top 10 list. Could the trend toward artisan flavors soon dethrone traditional juggernauts like sausage and green pepper? With pizzaMore »

The future of pizza delivery … push of a PiePal button away?

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Is the future of ordering a pizza in the push of a button? Yes, if iStrategylabs has its say. The company has created PiePal, which lets a user turn a dial to the number of pizzas desired and push a button to place an order. The button connects to a users wi-fi, Domino’s account andMore »

International Pizza Expo competitions open to entrants

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If you’ve even been to International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, you’ve no doubt witnessed –– or participated in –– the numerous competitions held throughout the four-day show. From acrobatic dough throwing to pizza-making and fastest box folding, there are several ways to show your stuff and win (fame AND cash). All categories are openMore »