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How far should a restaurateur go to ensure he hires immigrants who can legally work in the U.S.? That turned out to be a $140,000 question for Pizzerias LLC, with 30-plus locations in Miami. In a settlement with the Department of Justice, the company will pay that amount as a penalty for insisting that immigrants, including lawful permanent residents, provide a Permanent Resident Card when applying for a job. The case illustrates a thorny problem for restaurants trying to stay on the right side of immigration law.

Learn more about why the DOJ pursued the case at


Video: Pizza on a Stick

We asked our own Brian Hernandez to skewer tradition and try something new with the world’s most popular food, and Pizza on a Stick was born. These skewered pizza rolls can be served as appetizers or as items on a kids menu. And they’re ridiculously easy—and fun—to make. Try it in your restaurant or make pizza rolls at home with the kids!

Watch the 60-second video here.



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How to Reduce Your Labor and Still Offer a Wood-Fired Pizza Experience (Sponsored)

Wood-fired ovens bake great tasting pizzas, but they also come with the extra labor and hassle of dealing with wood. Asked by a customer to solve this problem, Marsal created the Wave Series, offering the taste and experience of wood-fired pizza with the ease of a gas deck oven.

Here’s how to eliminate the hassle of wood-fired pizza.



&pizza Turns Pi Day into Wedding Day

Instead of offering the usual $3.14 pizza specials for Pi Day, hipster pizza chain &pizza transformed its Washington, D.C. stores into pop-up wedding chapels. All told, nine couples tied the knot and two pairs of lovebirds renewed their vows at &pizza locations around the capital city as well as in Baltimore and Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 14. Couples took their vows before the chain’s trademark ampersand and celebrated afterward with champagne and, of course, pizza.

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