This Week in Pizza –September 14

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Michael Snoddy looks more like a punk rocker than a pizza delivery guy—in fact, he’s both. And the combination must have proven irresistible to Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop superstar Michael Jackson. The 18-year-old Paris has made no secret of her relationship with Snoddy, a part-time drummer who was delivering pies for D’Amore’s Pizza in Malibu when they started dating. But now unnamed sources in media reports say the lovebirds have quietly gotten married, and this pizza dude is getting pies delivered to him in the L.A. mansion where Jackson created hits like “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.”

This is no Jackson jive. Read more at PMQ.com.

 
 

A Cry For Yelp

Your Yelp page can make or break your business, says PR expert Jenna Oltersdorf. You need to make sure all of your restaurant’s info is listed, including business hours, phone number and address. When someone decides to try your restaurant, you don’t want to make him or her use Google to find out where you are or how to contact you.

Oltersdorf offers four more expert tips for Yelp at PMQ.com.

 
 

A Pizza Box That Gets People Talking (Sponsored)

Spotlighted on ABC’s Shark Tank, Ecovention’s flagship GreenBox product is a multifunctional, eco-friendly pizza box that transforms into four sturdy plates and a compact storage container for leftovers. It completely eliminates the need for wasteful materials, such as plastic wrap, aluminum foil, disposable plates and more. These innovative designs get people talking!

Want to be part of the conversation? Click here to watch a demo video.

 
 

The Pizza Kitchen: Tom Sawyer
Gluten-Free Flour

PMQ’s test chef Brian Hernandez demonstrates how Tom Sawyer’s rice- and tapioca-based flour can make a big difference in your gluten-free dough formula.

Watch the video and learn more at PMQ.com.

 
 

Setting the Blur-Oasis “Feud” to Rest

London pizza chain Pizza Pilgrims has partnered with Blur bassist Alex James to create a new pizza featuring James’ own artisan cheese, called the No. 7 Blue Monday. To promote the limited-time-only pie, called the Song Blue (Cheese), Pizza Pilgrims has invited customers to trade in their old Oasis CDs for a free Song Blue (Cheese) pizza. The promo has been touted in newspaper websites and blogs throughout the UK and beyond—“some might say” it’s gotten coverage “all around the world.”

Find out how James went from rock star to cheesemaker at PMQ.com.

 
 
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