PMQ Pizza News wrap up for October 17
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Chef quits after being asked to kill possum at pizzeria and breakfast pizza is so hot right now in NYC. Italy is in an uproar after a report shows toxic pizza environments. Pizza Hut Singapore apologizes after employee calls customer a pink fat lady on receipt. Papa John's is being sued by the state of New York for poor employee pay
Stevi B's has Halloween pizza promotions in store and DOM is making a splash for Domino's who also offers $1 pizza in Chicago to celebrate 100th store. But they are not worrying about profits as their 3rd quarter results show continued growth. Chuck E. Cheese's buys Peter Piper Pizza.
In charity news, Aurelio's Pizza donates to children's hospitals, Domino's Smart Slice to help national school lunch week, Pie Five pies it forward, Slice out Hunger is a success and the Loop provides free pizza to costumed kids and Klavon pizzeria donates funds to help employee with breast cancer
In product news, Ovention at NACS show, To Jo Mushrooms increases production, Greenbox launches in Pizza Pie-er Restaurants, Rational helps prep Oktoberfest kitchens, Pizza 73 launches new mini-meatball pizza and Pizza Patron adds popular pizzas back to menu, Speedline updates software for pos, Rational corporate video wins Cannes award, a webinar is upcoming on the dangers of shellfish from Seafoodsource.com, new brochure available on Idaho potatoes and Butterball provides turkey solutions. A new pizza vending machine is in the US now. Pizzeria Locale reformulated its crust.
In craft beer news, 234 breweries take home awards including Bear Republic, Heavy Seas, Short's Brewing, Karl Strauss and Full Sail. Heavy Seas Brewery sets casking record, Bell's Brewery looking to hire 100 people and hosting fundraiser for cancer fight, Mad River celebrates 25 years, Surf Brewery establishes second site, Eccentric Cafe expands as part of Bell's Brewery and Bear Republic releases new beer.
Cici's Pizza to open first Missouri location
Jet's Pizza to open second location in Kimball and Irving Park in Chicago (IL)
Pizza Cart to go bricks and mortar in Cedar City (UT)
Pizza Studio to open second Minneapolis store (MN)
Pizzeria Locale (Chipotle) set to open second Denver location
Domino's Pizza to open in Holbrook but won't be delivering thanks to no license (MA)
Crispelli's opens 2nd pizzeria in West Bloomfield (MI)
Blaze opens new store on campus of University of Maryland
Pizza di Joey food truck opens in Baltimore (MD)
The Pizza Machine moves to new location in Gallatin (TN)
Second Pizza Man location to open in Wauwatosa (WI)
Plus 1 Pizza opens and introduces new pizza tracker app in Athens (OH)
Bantam Chef Pizza opens in Gaston (NC)
Family Video opens 5th location with pizza served in Bellevue (NE)
Pizza Hut closes in Fort Wayne (IN)
Marco's Pizza expands in Kimberly (WI)
150 more Domino's Pizzas expected by next year
Rossi's Pizza moving to new location in Madison (WI)
Project Pie heading to New Jersey
800 Degrees heading into Evanston (IL)
Dewey's Pizza to open in Austin's Landing (OH)
New Topper's Pizza in Omaha (NE)
Pizza East opens in Chicago (IL)
Pica's to open 2nd restaurant in West Chester (PA)
Buddy's Pizza has opening in Novi (MI)