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Pizza place raises money for autism center

A locally-owned pizzeria is doing its part to help its community by partnering with the Northeast Regional Autism Center at Friendship House. Pizza by Pappas, along North Washington Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania, will give 50 percent of all pizza sales Tuesday and Wednesday to the Northeast Regional Autism Center at Friendship House. … More

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Softball coach fired for threatening to burn down Memories Pizza

Emotions have not moderated much since news broke that Memories Pizza in Indiana would refuse to cater a gay wedding in the aftermath of the state's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. One Hoosier who apparently felt very strongly about the issue took matters too far–and lost her job as a result. Breitbart.com … More

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Marketing magic: should I franchise?

Do you think you have a restaurant that could be the next RedBrick Pizza? Ever wonder if RedBrick’s owner, James Minidis, knows something you don’t? Maybe you, too, should consider franchising. According to a recent study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, more than 760,000 franchised businesses generated a total economic output of over $1.53 trillion and generated jobs … More

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Cheese Report for February 11

The Cheddar block price at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as of Wednesday, February 11, 2015, stood at $1.5300 a pound,down one-half cent from last Friday and down 57.5 cents from a year ago. Since the beginning of 2015, the CME Cheddar block price has ranged from a low of $1.47 … More

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2015 Dole® flavor pairings revisit America's regional cuisines

Since 2010, Dole starts the year announcing its annual DOLE Fruit Pairings, a prediction of fruit-forward combinations reflecting popular menu trends. Dole is particularly excited by this year’s focus: Americana. As Americans rediscover their traditional foodways, Dole is in step with fruit pairings that showcase the diverse cuisines that have … More

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Pizza master tosses pie-making secrets in new book

In this Q&A with restaurateur and pizza master Tony Gemignani, the award-winning chef describes his passion for pizza-making no matter the region it comes from. According to Reuters, Gemignani approaches his craft with the creed tattooed on his hands: Respect the Craft. He has written a new book and the more … More

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Pizza Hut scam emails starting to make rounds again

Media outlets are reporting that a familiar email scam tempting Pizza Hut lovers with free pizza has been recycled. The Pizza Hut 55th anniversary “free pizza” email claims Pizza Hut is celebrating that milestone by giving away free pizza to select customers. All they have to do is click on the link, … More

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Minnesota Viking kicks off Pieology Pizzeria in Maple Grove

With the NFL football season going strong, Vikings offensive lineman and pizza restaurant innovator Matt Kalil has opened a new Minnesota store in Maple Grove.  Located near the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, this is the third restaurant owned by Kalil and co-operated with his father, Frank Kalil.‚Äč Together they own the Pieology Pizzeria franchise rights … More

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Mellow Mushroom launches ³karMMa² mobile phone ap, rewards program

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has launched of their new mobile phone application, karMMa, which serves as a loyalty program in addition to providing users with a digital menu, restaurant locator, nutritional database, and original game. For each transaction at a Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers location, users earn ³karMMA points² by … More

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Deal or no deal?

Odds are that you’ve heard from them, probably more than once. A call, a pitch, then a decision. Some of you have agreed, some have said “not a chance,” and others still wonder if it’s worth a shot. Though Groupon and Living Social remain to deal-of-the-day (DOTD) websites what Xerox … More