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 »

British pizzeria owner unveils world’s spiciest pizza

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James Broderick, owner of Little Italy Pizza Company in the small English town of Sleaford, has unveiled what he hopes will be the world’s spiciest pizza. His secret sauce contains the world’s hottest chili, registering 12 million units on the scoville heat scale, according to Yahoo New UK. Watch as Broderick describes his fiery creation:More »

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