This Week in Pizza — February 17

 

Pizza restaurant operators finally got their voices heard in Washington, D.C., when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would amend certain nutritional labeling rules under the Affordable Care Act. The bipartisan legislation would allow pizzerias to determine their own serving size for calorie counts and let delivery/takeaway shops list nutritional data on their websites instead of costly menu boards. Now the bill moves on to the Senate. Whether it will pass there—or get President Obama’s signature—is a different question.

Learn how this common-sense bill could save you money at PMQ.com.

 
 

How to Make a Kid Smile

If you want to create a family-friendly atmosphere in your pizzeria, start with the kids. And when it comes to making a kid happy, you can’t go wrong with free balloons. Give a free balloon (preferably bearing your shop’s logo) to every kid who walks in the door. Other giveaway items include pencils, temporary tattoos and Frisbees.

Read 4 more easy, inexpensive ideas for marketing to kids here.

 
 

Love Don’t Stink—It’s Covered in Cheese

For Mayowa Tomori, love and pizza are a match made in heaven. The Nigerian-born immigrant, now living in Indiana, used pizza to meet his current girlfriend and has developed pizza-related projects to help battered women and children and the developmentally disabled. Andy Knef shares Tomori’s love stories in this week’s Pizza Perspective blog.

Learn more about this Nigerian pizza ambassador at PMQ.com.

 
 

Uncle Pat’s Bellucci Meatballs

Meatballs are more than just balls of meat. They’re an art form, and Andrew Bellucci, one of the masters, was kind enough to share his old family recipe for amazing meatballs with PMQ. It starts with brisket, ribeye and short ribs—and then it keeps getting better.

Check out the recipe for Uncle Pat’s Bellucci Meatballs at PMQ’s Recipe Bank.

 
 

PizzaParts.com: Don’t Let Your Oven Burn You

When a pizzeria’s oven breaks down, business screeches to a halt. And replacing the parts can be expensive, if you don’t know the right place to look. Fortunately, a former pizzeria operator has the answer: PizzaParts.com, offering original equipment and aftermarket parts for affordable prices.

Looking for equipment and parts you can afford? Click here to learn more.

 
 
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