Police officers complete delivery after pizza driver hurt

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To protect and serve recently included pizza delivery for two Portland, Oregon, police officers, Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss. Pizza Hut delivery driver Ryan Rakos was hurt in an automobile accident. With injuries too severe to continue his delivery, the two officers took the pizza to the very surprised customers awaiting their order, according toMore »

Pizza Hut testing new lighter pizza offerings in two markets

Pizza Hut, which tops Pizza Today‘s Top 100 Pizza Companies annual list, is testing a lighter pizza in shops in two markets. The quiet roll out began this week and allows customers in Toledo, Ohio, to create a lighter pizza using a thinner version of the company’s signature dough with up to five toppings. EachMore »

California pizzeria’s bookkeeping files held for ransom

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A Rocklin, California pizzeria owner thought he opening an attached job application in his e-mail. Instead, the ransomware took control of computer’s data, demanding $2,000 in Bitcoins to unlock the frozen information, according to CBS Sacramento. The owner refused to pay the ransom and instead rebuilt his pizzeria’s files, costing $750, investing in a back-upMore »

Cashier lucky to be alive after armed robbery

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An armed robber’s gun jams attempting to shoot an Italian pizzeria cashier. Two men entered the pizza shop. As one assailant goes for the resister, the other fires his handgun at the cashier, but it jammed, according to the New York Daily News. As the attacker attempted to fix his weapon, other pizzeria workers chargeMore »

Baltimore pizzeria offers pizza for Ray Rice jerseys

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Following breaking video showing Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice assaulting his now wife in a casino elevator, it seems everyone is calling for his head –– as well as the NFL’s heads following a lack of admonishment beyond a two-game suspension. Following Rice’s firing from the team and ban on further NFL play, oneMore »

Who made The Daily Meal’s ‘101 Best Pizzas in America’ list?

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It’s that time of year when major publications reveal their ‘best pizza’ lists. In fact, operators across the country await Pizza Today’s 2014 Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias list, which will be published in the October issue and go live on PizzaToday.com on October 1 and the Top 100 Pizza Companies on November 1. The DailyMore »

Chef creates caviar pizza for Las Vegas pizzeria

Celebrating the recent opening of Las Vegas’ newest resort and casino, SLS Las Vegas, world renowned chef José Andrés took to the kitchens of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, temporarily trading in his chef’s coat for a pizzaiolo paddle. The resulting pie was truly chef-caliber: a Bianco base (mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, oregano, olive oil, no sauce), topped with fresh burrata,More »

Little Caesars rolls out pretzel pizza crust

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The pretzel fast-food trend has entered the pizza market with the announcement that Little Caesars will offer a soft pretzel pizza crust beginning September 1. The limited-time offer will run for eight weeks, according to USA Today. The Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza costs $6 for a large. The pizza has a traditional pizza doughMore »

Science confirms mozzarella to be optimal pizza cheese

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A group of scientists at New Zealand’s University of Auckland dedicated recent research to finding the perfect pizza cheese. “Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality,” was published in the Journal of Food Science this summer. Let’s break that technical jargon down. The group studied the properties ofMore »