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Pizza Chain CEO Throws Party for School Kids Who Sparked Straw Policy Change

A fourth-grade class from Wallingford Elementary School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, recently demonstrated it doesn’t take big people—only big voices—to spark change. This was proven true when Boston-based UNO Pizzeria & Grill changed its corporate drinking-straw policy for all of its 100 restaurants after its CEO, Jim Ilaria, received personal and persuasive essays from … More

Pizza News

New Zealand Pizzeria Angers Customers with Surprise ‘Fake Meat’

New Zealand pizzeria chain, Hell Pizza, earned its fame with creative, often cutting-edge marketing. This week is no exception. On June 21, Hell Pizza launched “Burger Pizza,” topped with “medium-rare burger patty” along with smoked cheddar, honey mustard, red onion and gherkins. After selling to 3,000 customers in the past … More

Bruce Irving
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Don’t Let Fear Stop You: Bruce Irving’s Keynote Talk

#8220;A lot people are afraid out there,” said Bruce Irving, addressing a crowd of pizzeria operators at the Renaissance country club outside Boston. “They’re afraid to be on camera or they just don’t like putting themselves out there.” Some say they don’t have anything to say or that they feel … More

Pizza News

USA Today Readers Choose UNO as the Best Chicago-Style Pizza

USA Today readers have spoken and have resoundingly chosen UNO Pizzeria & Grill, the inventor of deep dish pizza, as the best Chicago-style pizza throughout the state of Illinois. Founded in Chicago in 1943, Pizzeria Uno is the birthplace of the UNO Deep Dish Pizza and, along with Pizzeria Due, topped … More

Industry News

What to Do When You Catch a Pizzeria Employee Stealing

As a pizzeria owner or manager, what should you do if you catch an employee stealing? Your first instinct may be to fire the employee on the spot. You should stop and think, however, before doing this. Analyze each situation individually. Was the employee stealing cash or goods or offering … More