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An online video game featuring animatronic robots gone berserk has proven a nightmare for Freddie’s Restaurant and Pizzeria in Long Branch, N.J. Freddie’s has fielded thousands of calls from players, mostly children, asking if it’s the same pizzeria—Freddy’s Fazbear Pizza—depicted in the popular game, called Five Nights at Freddy’s. And customers who actually want to order pizza can’t get through on the line, says manager Oscar Hernandez. “You may be thinking that it is, like, five or 10 phone calls a day,” he told the Asbury Park Press. “No.  We’re talking hundreds!”

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Converting From Thin-Crust to Deep-Dish

If you’re looking for ways to jazz up your menu and attract new customers, adding a belly-filling deep-dish option might just do the trick. And thanks to this step-by-step process from Tom “The Dough Doctor” Lehmann, you can convert your thin-crust formula to deep-dish with a snap!

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PMQ’s Pizza Kitchen:
Lee Hunzinger’s Nutella Rolls

The man on our June-July cover is back for one last video recipe. Lee Hunzinger, chef at Cane Rosso and Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern, capped his visit to the PMQ Test Kitchen with a Nutella-based dessert to die for—and now he shares this exquisite recipe with the world!

Get ready to drool like a fool over this video recipe at


Pleasure Ridge Says Thanks to Cops
with Free Food

The media may be focused on controversy surrounding police tactics, but a pizzeria in Louisville, Kentucky, has taken a pro-cop stand, much to the appreciation of its customer base. Pleasure Ridge Pizza & Sports Bar yesterday held a promotion offering to “feed all police officers in uniform all day for free.” The company touted the offer on Facebook, and the post earned 988 likes, 89 comments and, best of all, 1,195 shares.

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