Cashier lucky to be alive after armed robbery

Italian pizzeria armed robbery

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

Hersh's Ray Rice

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?

Roberta's, Brooklyn, NY

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

Little Caesars Pretzel Pizza

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

cheeses

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 »

London restaurant goes card only

Pizza parlor alerts customers of stolen credit card receipts

Is this the beginning a cashless restaurant revolution? London-based Shrimpy’s, a California/Mexican street food restaurant, has gone cashless. This hip hangout only accepts cards using an app that allows patrons to even split the check, according to the London Evening Standard. Could cashless restaurants catch on in the U.S.? Split Bread, a small San FranciscoMore »

One northern Indiana pizzeria not fooled by scam

aking order over phone

A scam artist posing as a utility employee called Val’s Famous Pizza in Chesterton, Indiana, demanding immediate payment for a past-due bill or the pizzeria’s utilities would be turned off, according to the Post Tribune. Scammers are using pretty sophisticated technology to pull off their cons. This person used an app that made Val’s callerMore »

Diners rescued by boat as Buddy’s Pizza floods

Buddy's Pizza cleanup

Patrons at Buddy’s Pizza in Warren, Michigan, were caught by surprise when the restaurant began to flood earlier this week in the middle of dinner service. More than 125 diners and people who came in to escape the torrential rain were stranded at Buddy’s, according to the Detroit News. One account said people were standingMore »