This Week in Pizza — June 29

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What happens when robots take over the pizza biz? Alex Garden, co-founder of Zume Pizza in Mountain View, California, aims to find out. Two specially designed robots work in Zume’s kitchen, saucing pies and popping them into the oven, even though humans still handle the toppings and the cheese (and, of course, drive the delivery vehicles, as pictured above). Garden’s long-term plan is to make the process entirely automated. “Just imagine Domino’s without the labor component,” he recently told Bloomberg.com. “You can start to see how incredibly profitable that can be.” He even has a plan to bake pizzas as they’re being delivered!

Read more about this futuristic business model at PMQ.com.

 
 

Pair Summer Beers with the Right Pizzas

If you’re struggling to pair your summer beers with the right pizzas, keep this tip in mind: Summer beers are typically light, so they shouldn’t be paired with highly flavorful pizzas. A classic Margherita makes for the perfect pizza partner, while wheat beers and session IPAs work better with flavor-packed pies.

Learn how to fire up your summer beer sales at PMQ.com.

 
 

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If you have an existing video about your pizzeria, or just want to use this contest as an excuse to break out the camera, we want to hear from you. We will accept videos of any length under 30 minutes—you could even submit a 6-second Vine video shot with your phone. We are looking for creative and interesting entries. Even if you don’t win, your video could be featured on PizzaTV.

• Go to pmq.com/mypizzavideo to complete your entry form & email a link to your video to mypizzavideo@pmq.com by July 1, 2016

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PMQ’s Pizza Kitchen:
Wood-Fired Gluten-Free Margherita

Yes, you can make a fantastic wood-fired Margherita pizza with a gluten-free mix. We know, because Lee Hunzinger, pizza maker at Dallas’ Cane Rosso and Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern, showed us exactly how to do it. We share Lee’s expert tips with you in this PizzaTV video exclusive!

Watch the pizza master in action at PMQ.com.

 
 

Uno Pizzeria Raises Funds for Orlando Victims

Uno Pizzeria & Grill held a company-wide fundraiser for the OneOrlando Fund, which supports victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy and their families. Uno posted vouchers on social media for 10% off every check; customers could print out the vouchers and redeem them at every Uno location on Friday, June 24. Uno donated that 10% to OneOrlando and matched it with an additional 10%.

See the voucher at PMQ.com.

 
 
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