Robots may have just moved one step closer to taking over the world, starting with pizza. Domino’s Australia insists its new pizza-delivering robot—called Domino’s Robotic Unit (DRU)—won’t replace human delivery drivers, but it can already carry out most tasks you currently pay your drivers to do. It can even chat up customers and crack jokes. But you’d better not let it loose on the highway just yet.
From “sponto beat” blues guitarist Walter Gloshinski to Caputo Cup winner Norma Knepp, leading pizzeria operators met and mingled at the annual Think Tank Reunion March 8 in Las Vegas. Highlights included a live performance of Brian Hernandez’s parody song, “Cover of the PMQ,” and Steve Green’s presentation of the Think Tank Member of the Year Award to Richard “Daddio” Ames (pictured).
Vice President Picks Up Carryout Order at Seattle Pizzeria
Vice President Joe Biden ordered four pies to go during a visit to Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria in Seattle on Monday. Biden had just toured a local medical research facility as part of the White House’s campaign for a $1 billion initiative to cure cancer. At Tutta Bella, he posed for selfies with customers, left a good tip and even chatted on the phone with owner Joe Fugere’s mom.
Pizza and Little League baseball make the perfect double play. To build summertime traffic to your pizzeria, send someone to videotape local Little League games from start to finish. While at the games, hand out flyers announcing that the video will be shown on the big-screen TV at your pizzeria after the game. Include a discount coupon in the flyer for added impact. Moms, dads, players and coaches will flock to your shop to watch the game—and eat your pizza.