This Week in Pizza, Oct. 21

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Some entrepreneurs have developed a snazzy pizza app that lets consumers quickly order from their favorite independent pizzeria—and they’ve taken it on the road in a tricked-out Lamborghini. Called the “Lamborghizza” and sporting a pizza-themed paint job, the luxury car made a pit stop at Youngstown State University in Ohio earlier this month, where the developers of the Push for Pizza app hyped their handy gadget as part of a tour of 70 colleges. Creators say the app is free,downloadable and lets customers post pizza requestsin 20 seconds.

Watch this video report about fast Lamborghizzas and learn more about the pizza app for independents at PMQ.com.

Behind the Pizza Peel: Mathieu Palombino

With only 7 years in the pizza business, Motorino’s Mathieu Palombino has opened locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila and New York.

The Pizza Insider chats with Palombino about his rapid, worldwide success.

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Pizza TV: That’s Omeletagood!

PMQ Test Chef Brian Hernandez creates his own unique version of an omelet on pizza crust and demonstrates the quick, delicious way to create a breakfast pizza.

Enjoy his morning-time masterpiece on Pizza TV.

Getting Wired Up with Giant Inflatable Pizza

When PMQ associate editor Andy Knef got wired up at the Sofo Foods Expo in Atlanta, he learned why online ordering may determine the survival of independent pizzerias in the age of the millennial control freak.

Learn why and see how many people it takes to blow up a 20-foot pizza at Pizza Perspective.

Young Cancer Survivor Delivers Pizza and Smiles in Ferrari

Pizza and Italian sports cars continue to rev up the news with one San Antonio, Texas, pizzeria using a bright yellowFerrari and a brilliant young cancer survivor todeliver pies and hope to kids with cancer at University Hospital. TV station KENStagged along as Damon Bellickprepared pizzas at Lucciano's Italian Restaurant on Oct. 15 before personally delivering the pies—in a bright yellow hot rod provided by the Ferrari Kid organization, which helps kids battling cancer—to his fellow cancer patients and hospital staff. Bellick'spizza-lovingcustomers includedJulian Munoz andC.J. Flowers Jr., who met each other while receiving treatment at the hospital for brain tumors."We always go to the hospital,and we always see each other," Julian told the TV reporter. The owner of Lucciano's, GerardoLocricchio, said helping sick children is "something wonderful,” adding, “It makes me happy, and it makes Lucciano’s very happy.”

Watch a brave boy help his friends battle cancer with pizza power and a sweet ride.
Photo courtesy KENS5.