Month: January 2016

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This Week in Pizza Jan. 6

  Casual apparel retailer Urban Outfitters is getting into the pizza business after purchasing The Vetri Family group of restaurants, which features the award-winning Pizzeria Vetri. Forbes Magazine reports that the rapid growth of consumer spending on fast-casual dining attracted the retailer, which operates more than 400 locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Offering what Forbes describes as […]

This Week in Pizza Dec. 16

  Branding is key to pizzeria success, but &pizza in Washington, D.C. takes it one step further, inviting employees to brand their own bodies with its distinctive ampersand mark. The Washington Post reports &pizza offers employees free tattoos at a nearby tattoo parlor, with 15 taking up the offer recently. &pizza, which has grown to 13 sites since […]

This Week in Pizza Dec. 9

In an unusual twist on the controversy over the Affordable Health Care Act, the owners of Franny’s, a Brooklyn pizzeria, have dropped a health insurance “surcharge” on all menu items after disgruntled customers viewed it as “anti-Obamacare.” Co-owner Francine Stephens told local media that customers preferred to see menu prices go up rather than pay […]

This Week in Pizza Dec. 2

PMQ, Inc. The pizza industry's #1 business media source. View this email in your browser When No. 1-ranked Clemson plays North Carolina for the ACC title Saturday, more will be on the line than a trip to the College Football Playoffs. Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney has promised a pizza party for at least 20,000 fans—win or lose. The […]