UPDATE: Goodfella’s ‘Forkgate’ fork sells for $2,500 in charitable donation

Scot and Marc Cosentino, co-owners of Goodfella's

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Update: Goodfella’s ‘Forkgate’ fork sells at auction for $2,500. The infamous fork that was at the center of the pizza scandal involving Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio’s culinary skills has finally sold at auction. The fork was donated to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation by the owners of Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza to helpMore »

Pizza History 101

A humble Italian food that once fed peasants, today pizza is a staple of the American diet. But it wasn’t always so, and we wouldn’t have the bustling pizza industry we have in 2014 (more than 70,000 pizzerias and $43 billion in annual sales) if it weren’t for one man’s change of focus in 1905.
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Pizza Hut franchise forced to close when employee uses sink as urinal

Here’s a great example of why you need cameras in the front AND back of your business. Check out this video from the CBS affiliate for Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia, of a Pizza Hut employee using the Kermit, West Virginia, store’s kitchen sink as his own (semi) private urinal. WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather,More »

Social Media Webinar #4: Social Media Do’s And Don’ts

Don't miss the Sept. 24th Pizza Today Webinar: Best Social Media Practices

Still feel behind in the social media phenomenon? Save the date –– Tuesday, March 4, 2014 2-3 pm EST –– and sign up for our FREE social media webinar in conjunction with Moving Targets. During this webinar, we’ll identify the best Do’s and Don’ts to avoid. Participants will learn how to identify the best typeMore »

Supreme Court Justice Scalia doesn’t consider Chicago deep-dish legit pizza

Apparently U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has a lot to say, as evidenced by his speech Friday night at the Union League Club of Chicago’s 126th annual George Washington’s Birthday celebration. During the event, Scalia covered everything from education to religion and yes … even pizza. Turns out he’s not down with the thick,More »

“Consumption of Pizza” in America: Eating Occasion

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At what eating occasion was pizza consumed by children and adults? We continue our analysis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Surveys Research Group report on the “Consumption of Pizza” in America. This post focuses on eating occasions of pizza consumption, which varies from children to adults. Independent pizzeria operators should view this reportMore »

Military develops pizza MREs that last three years

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What’s the most requested food item that soldiers want to eat while they are in the field? Pizza, of course. Military lab researchers in Massachusetts have developed a pizza “meal ready to eat” (MRE). The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center food scientists have spent nearly two years developing the recipe forMore »

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

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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

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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 »