U.S. Pizza Team to March in the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Oxford, Miss. (October 27, 2010) – Members of the United States Pizza team will march and perform dough acrobatics as part of the 84th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Macy’s Parade steps off on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. and can be seen nationwide on NBC-TV.

The team, which was started in 2000 and is sponsored by pizza industry vendors and PMQ Pizza Magazine, is composed of pizzaiolos from around the nation whose skills range from baking to dough stretching to individual and group dough acrobatics.

“Pizza spinning is an emerging sport that combines culinary arts and performance skills, and quite honestly, we’ve found some of the finest in the industry” says Steve Green, publisher and founder of PMQ. “We’re proud to have the team show the world what they can do in an event as prestigious as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”

While team members often use real dough in competition, members will spin Throw Dough (throwdough.com), a synthetic, practice dough used for performing elaborate tricks during the parade. The team has competed internationally in Australia, China, France and Italy in previous years and members have made appearances on ESPN’s Cold Pizza, CNN Headline News, CBS’s The Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning, WPIX Morning, Good Morning America, Food Network’s 10,000 Pizza Challenge, Food Network’s Paula’s Party, ABC’s Masters of Champions and Nickelodeon’s Nick News and many other local and national stations.

For more information about the U.S. Pizza Team, visit USPizzaTeam.com.

About PMQ Pizza Magazine

In publication for 13 years, PMQ Pizza Magazine (www.pmq.com) reaches 40,000 owner/operators of America’s 76,000 pizzerias. In the 36 billion dollar pizza industry, PMQ is a business monthly with a website which hosts 5,000 Web visitors each day at PMQ.com and 10,000 newsletter subscribers each week. PMQ Pizza Magazine also has publications in China and Australia.

About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For more than 80 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the Parade proudly marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with more than 8,000 participants in tow including Macy’s employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups spreading holiday cheer. The Parade also features America’s best marching bands, fabulous floats and Macy’s signature giant helium character balloons. For more information on the Macy’s Parade please visit www.macysparade.com or call the Parade hotline at (212) 494-4495.