Pizza News

PMQ Pizza Roundup for September 4

The iconic image of young Julia Roberts working at Mystic Pizza in the 1980s film is the backdrop for an up-to-date story of the real Mystic Pizza owner being sentenced to a year in the slammer for skimming $300 Grand. Nashville, the title of another classic film and the home of country music, is also home base for lawyers-turned-pizza-chefs-owned Five Points Pizza, which celebrated its fourth anniversary this week with free slices. Target stores are not where most people target great-tasting pizza, but the retail giant is out to change that perception as it replaces its cafe with fresh restaurant options, including an up-scale Pizza Hut option.

Not in the mood for a full slice of pizza? Some New Jersey entrepreneurs have partnered with the Italian company Kono to offer pizza cones in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Back in the Midwest, a Missouri Domino's franchisee hosted his local House member to learn about making pizzas and lobby for legislation easing up on the FDA mandate to make pizza chains list their calorie counts on in-store menu boards. The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 is the name of the bipartisan bill introduced in April by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.

Heading south to the Gulf Coast, Stegg's Pizza offers a taste of Chicago and New York for patrons of the Destin, Florida-based restaurant. For some very tasteful, skimpy pizza-patterned lingerie, this kickstarter campaign is the place to go. To find a pizzeria waitress with a heart of gold who paid the bill for a cancer patient customer, go to Brothers Pizza in the Garden State, and to locate a pizza memoir rating the best slices in every Manhattan pizzeria read Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza by Colin Atrophy Hagendorf.