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  • Pizza drones are go! Domino's gets NZ drone delivery OK

    08/25/2016 5:58:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    NZ Hearld ^ | 08/25/16 | Holly Ryan
    Aerial pizza delivery may sound futuristic but Domino's has been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones. The fast food chain has partnered with drone business Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world, starting later this year. Domino's Group chief executive and managing director, Don Meij said the company had been investigating innovative and new delivery methods as business had grown. This included looking at robotic delivery, which the government is still considering. Details around where the trial would be held have been kept under wraps - however Domino's said...
  • OFFICER: Trump bought hundreds of pizzas for Jacksonville cops

    08/05/2016 7:52:20 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 45 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8/5/2016 | Olaf Ekberg
    There’s only one presidential candidate who practices the “Blue Lives Matter” mantra. Jacksonville, Florida police officer John Hannaford told a story this week that the mainstream media seems to preoccupied to tell: Donald Trump bought some 400 pizza for the department prior to his visit to the city. “So yesterday I was working an offduty job and this message came across that 43 pizzas had been delivered to our zone’s substation,” Hannaford writes.
  • Papa John’s upgraded on belief civil unrest is encouraging more pizza delivery

    07/20/2016 6:35:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    “After speaking with several large operators and industry contacts, we believe the recent decline in casual dining restaurant segment fundamentals—traffic down 3% to 5% the past several weeks—may be the result of consumers eating more at home amid the current political/social backdrop, which we believe could last through the November election,” KeyBanc analysts wrote in a note published Tuesday.
  • Cicero (IL)man stole money from cars to support pizza habit, police say

    07/15/2016 6:41:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    Chicongo Tribune ^ | 13 July 2016 | Dany Y. Ortiz
    A Cicero man who told he police he loved pizza and wished to sample an array of pies in the western suburbs has been accused of stealing loose money from unlocked vehicles to support his gastronomic habit, authorities said... He identified several pizzerias in the west suburbs whose wares he wished to sample — his favorite was a place on Harlem Avenue in Oak Park — but since he lacked money, he resorted to taking cash from unlocked vehicles, police said.
  • 80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

    07/10/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Casual Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs — things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 3D printed pie. Cozzolino, who also owns the New York City and Atlanta restaurants, is the pizza pro behind the venture, in charge of devising the right dough, sauce and cheese to work in the printer. He is working with a team of people at BeeHex, including Anjan Contractor, to create the best recipes for...
  • Italy wants new law to protect the art of pizza-making

    06/22/2016 1:10:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 139 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:36 GMT+02:00
    An Italian senator presented a “pizza makers’ bill” Tuesday, which aims to create a professional registry of all Italian pizza chefs. If successful, the bill will establish a nationally regulated pizza-making qualification, which will be recognized in all European countries. The proposals would force aspiring pizzaioli to complete a 120-hour course made up of 20 hours of food science, 20 hours of pizza-making workshops, 30 hours of food hygiene and 40 hours of foreign languages. […] According to the Forza Italia senator who presented the bill, Bartolomeo Amidei, the registry will protect the country’s culinary traditions and stop consumers from...
  • The Absolute Best Slice of Pizza in New York

    06/17/2016 11:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris C
    For six weeks, the editors of New York Magazine and Grub Street are publishing a series of definitive lists that declare the absolute best versions of 101 things to eat, drink, and do. Pizza: It’s what New Yorkers are made of. Now, we’re not talking Neapolitan or neo-Neapolitan, deep dish or Detroit-style — not even whole pies. It’s all about the slice, the economical, accessible, on-the-go meal in its many styles: the classic round slice; square in the Sicilian or grandma style; vodka-sauced; with or without toppings, from the minimal (sausage) to the maximal “gourmet” (Buffalo chicken); and so on....
  • Marco's Pizza® Franchise Launches Veterans Recruitment Program

    06/07/2016 8:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Market Wired ^ | May 19, 2016 | Cameron Cummins
    TOLEDO, OH--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Marco's Pizza® has a strong history of supporting U.S. veterans, and the iconic pizza franchise has now formally committed to being an employer of choice for veterans through the launch of a veterans recruiting initiative. U.S. Army veteran Scott Quagliata will oversee the program as Vice President, Veterans Program and Recruitment. "We want to make sure that veterans know that Marco's has wonderful leadership and ownership opportunities for them," said Quagliata, who served in several leadership positions during his 20-year Army career, including Deputy Commanding Officer. "Successful franchisees understand and adhere to operational...
  • Italian Court Allows Man to Pay Ex-Wife’s Alimony With Pizza

    05/28/2016 6:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 28 May, 2016
    In a tasty settlement, an Italian court has ruled in favor of a divorced father to make alimony payments to his ex-partner in the form of €300 ($333) worth of pizza every month. Ex-wife Nicoletta Zuin, who took the case to court was more than unhappy with the final verdict, according to local newspaper Il Gazzettino. The 50-year-old father, Nicola Toso, was accused of failing to make his monthly child support payments, when showing up with pizza instead of payments. His ex-wife eventually had enough of seeing ham and mushroom toppings and took Toso to court in the city of...
  • Pizza shop in hot water after posting controversial sign

    05/12/2016 7:29:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 52 replies
    AOL ^ | 05/11/2016 | AOL
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) -- The owner of Windy City Pizza on General Booth Boulevard posted a sign that appeared to reference the controversial topic of transgender restrooms. The sign read, "We have a men's room. We have a ladies room. If this confuses you, we can help!"
  • Domino’s Pizza Workers Help Save Loyal Customer’s Life

    05/10/2016 8:21:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 10, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A group of Domino’s Pizza workers in Oregon helped save a man’s life over the weekend, police said. When the employees didn’t hear from one of their regular customers for several days, they sent one of their drivers, Tracey Hamblen, to check on him. According to KATU, the man didn’t answer the door, but the lights and television were on. That’s when Hamblen called 911. When deputies responded to the man’s home, they heard someone calling for help. They found the man on the ground and in need of medical attention. He’s now in stable condition. A manager said the...
  • The most popular food in every state

    04/11/2016 8:43:42 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 11 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    Despite peaking in popularity in the early 2000s, low-carb diets remain a staple of the fitness and nutrition industry. However, these diets have not abated America’s love of carbohydrates. The health of the country hurts because of it — obesity rates are still rising — but the data show that the country’s most popular foods continue to be the most carbohydrate-laden. From pizza to sandwiches and baked goods, we can’t get enough. Using the most recent 2014 estimates from the American Community Survey and Dun and Bradstreet, the experts at FindTheHome discovered the most popular food in every state....
  • This pizza chain that doesn't even have ovens was just named best in America (Papa Murphy’s)

    04/01/2016 8:42:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 1, 2016 | Kate Taylor
    A chain where business is all about moms was just named the best pizza restaurant in America. Papa Murphy’s ranks as America's favorite pizza chain, according to Market Force Information’s annual quick-service-restaurant study. This is the third year in a row that Papa Murphy's has snagged the top spot — despite the fact that its sales are nowhere near Papa John's, Domino's, or Pizza Hut's.
  • Kasich defends eating (NY) pizza with fork: It was 'scalding hot, OK?' [ed]

    03/31/2016 10:50:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | March 31, 2016 | Nick Gass
    During a stop at a pizza joint in New York on Wednesday, John Kasich drew the mock ire of locals and reporters on Twitter as he used a fork. On Thursday, Kasich explained himself.
  • How Tech is Killing Off Independent Pizzerias

    03/04/2016 8:31:06 AM PST · by SoCal Pubbie · 63 replies
    Linkedin ^ | March 3, 2016 | Aaron D. Allen
    Technology is killing off independent pizzerias in the United States at the rate of roughly 2,549 locations per year (in 2015 alone). The pizza category is being reshaped by both big new tech deployed by chains and fresh threats from sophisticated emerging brands that are taking slices of the pie from tens of thousands of ill-equipped and low-tech independent pizzerias.
  • Domino's Just Unveiled a Radical Pizza Delivery Car That Took 4 Years to Build

    02/25/2016 5:06:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ad Week ^ | October 22, 2015 | David Gianatasio
    Hey, Domino's, sweet ride! Behold the Domino's DXP (Delivery eXPert), a modified Chevrolet Spark tricked out with a warming oven and space for 80 pizzas, sides, two-liter bottles of soda and dipping sauces. (The driver's seat is the only seat, because, like cowboys, pizza delivery dude/-ettes ride alone.) There's even a puddle light that projects the Domino's logo onto the ground. (Please, no jokes about the gutter being the perfect place to see this particular brand's emblem.) Alas, the DXP isn't shaped like a slice of pizza, but we can't have everything in this life....
  • Pizza Vs. Bagels: Which Iconic New York Treat Do You Prefer?

    02/11/2016 4:11:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    It's a double treat today for two New York culinary staples -- not only is it National Bagel Day -- it's also National Pizza Day. So which one of these iconic New York City foods reigns supreme among locals? CBS2's Emily Smith took to the streets to find out. In honor of National Bagel Day, Smith stopped off at Bagel Boss -- one of the oldest bagel chains to open on Long Island. Benny LoPiccolo, of Bagel Boss in Roslyn Heights, says It costs about 30 cents to make it homemade, and they sell it for $1.25. According to LoPiccolo,...
  • Why Drunk Brit Bought ÂŁ300 of Pizzas for Complete Strangers Online in America

    02/02/2016 2:32:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Mirror ^ | ALEXANDER LERCHE
    Thoughtful Daniel Sobey-Harker was labelled the 'Jesus of the internet' when he showered commenters online with free pizzaA British man has spent more than ÂŁ350 buying pizzas for complete strangers in the United States of America - because he was drunk. Daniel Sobey-Harker generously put a post on social media site Reddit offering to buy a pizza for someone in the US. But the 27-year-old got into a bit of hot water when he was struggling with payment options. He eventually purchased two digital Bitcoins, completely unaware that they were worth ÂŁ350. Daniel revealed that he became so frustrated...
  • How I Lost Nearly 100 Pounds Eating Pizza

    01/27/2016 10:46:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2016 | Claudine Ko
    When it comes to the never-ending quest to slim down, we’ve all heard about the success of the Atkins diet and eating Paleo. But one New York City chef used a far more revolutionary method to lose an astounding 94 pounds: the Pizza Diet. Naples, Italy, native Pasquale Cozzolino, 38, moved to New York in 2011 to work at Midtown’s PizzArte, and he quickly packed on the pounds. The 6-foot-6-inch chef weighed a healthy 254 pounds when he first got off the plane, but his waistline expanded as he made efforts to familiarize himself with the city’s restaurants and turned...
  • Thanks, ObamaCare, for making pizza more expensive (New York)

    12/03/2015 6:58:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2015 | Steve Cuozzo
    The owners of popular Brooklyn pizza restaurant Franny’s have begun adding a 3 percent surcharge to every check to cover the cost of employees’ Affordable Care Act benefits. (Restaurateurs with 50 or more full-time staffers must provide coverage by 2016 or be fined up to $2,000 per employee.)
  • Domino's unveils delivery vehicle with built-in oven

    10/23/2015 6:11:49 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., - Pizza chain Domino's announced a solution to pizzas showing up cold -- a specially designed delivery vehicle with a built-in warming oven. Domino's said the "Delivery ExPert," or DXP, is a modified version of the Chevy Spark. The automaker worked together with the eatery to develop the vehicle, which is scheduled to roll out in 25 U.S. cities within the next 90 days. The pizza chain said the car's special features include an outward-facing warming oven in the back and space inside the vehicle -- which has only one seat -- for up to 80 pies....
  • Cheese really is crack. Study reveals cheese is as addictive as drugs

    10/22/2015 1:42:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 124 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 22, 2015 | Jenn Harris
    For years you've been telling your friends, family, co-workers and anyone who will listen that you're addicted to cheese. It's a part of every meal or snack, and you think about it constantly. According to a new study from the University of Michigan, cheese crack is a real thing. And so is your addiction. The study, published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, examines why certain foods are more addictive than others. Researchers identified addictive foods from about 500 students who completed the Yale Food Addiction Scale, designed to measure if someone has a food addiction. Pizza, unsurprisingly, came...
  • 800-pound man kicked out of hospital for ordering pizza

    10/08/2015 5:00:01 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    wfsb.com ^ | october 7, 2015
    A man who tips the scale at close to 800 pounds says he has nowhere to go after being kicked out of a hospital weight loss program for ordering pizza. Now he rides in the back of an SUV while his father drives the roads of Rhode Island, looking for someone who can help. Steven Assanti, 33, said his eating addiction has led him to this place, living in the back of his dad's SUV with nowhere else to go. For the past 80 days, Assanti was getting the help he needed in a Rhode Island hospital where he lost 20 pounds. But...
  • Canada Reveals (al Qaeda) 'Sleeper Cell' Contacts (With American A.Q. Cells)

    12/24/2002 8:56:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 35 replies · 1,184+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, December 25, 2002 | Dana Priest and DeNeen L. Brown
    Al Qaeda "sleeper cells" in Canada and the United States have communicated with each other as recently as this month, probably to plan terrorist attacks in the United States, Canadian intelligence experts said yesterday. The disclosure came in the wake of the arrest last week of a pizza delivery man in Ottawa who is suspected of being associated with the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden. Canadian authorities decided to arrest Mohamed Harkat, 34, shortly after he made calls to suspected al Qaeda members in the United States, said Reid Morden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, who...
  • Pizza Ice Cream Is Now a Thing

    09/19/2015 11:48:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Entrepreneur ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 | Kate Taylor
    Most people enjoy pizza by the slice. Now, you can eat it by the scoop. Quirky ice cream company Coolhaus recently debuted a pizza-flavored ice cream, currently served in its two Southern California storefronts and Los Angeles-based trucks, reports Vice. The chain, which has previously scooped savory flavors like Fried Chicken & Waffles and Cream Cheese & Rye, says the ice cream uses a mascarpone and olive oil base, adding in sun-dried tomato, fresh basil and salt. Coolhaus CEO Natasha Case told Vice that the flavor is already a hit, with customers unable to resist trying the outlandish flavor. And...
  • Watch out, Domino’s! New 3D printer can produce pizza

    09/17/2015 11:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 17, 2015 | Megan McGibney
    Hungry for some pizza? Just print it out with a click of the mouse! Taiwan’s XYZ 3D printer layers the ingredients before the food can be baked in the oven and gives space-age chefs the ability to choose their own shapes and upload files of their snacks. The printer can currently accommodate up to three tubes of printing ingredients — for example, a cookie dough-like mixture, chocolate for decorating biscuits,
  • CALIFORNIA: $15 MINIMUM WAGE, $30 PER PIZZA, MASSIVE FAIL

    08/18/2015 1:34:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/17 | William Bigelow
    Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. Last month, the small Bay Area town of Emeryville, California, (population 10,000) decided to act as flag-bearer for raising the minimum wage in California, hiking its minimum wage to $14.44 per hour. Even though businesses with less than 56 workers are exempt from the $14.44 rate and do not have to raise their wages to $15 until 2018, Vic Gumper, who owns Lanesplitter Pizza, with outlets in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and Emeryville, decided not only to bite the bullet...
  • NYC Pizza Joint Accused of Racist Pie

    08/18/2015 12:27:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    AOL News ^ | Aug 18th 2015
    It takes a lot for New Yorkers to get mad at any establishment that creates their cities most beloved dish: Pizza. But NYC residents are furious with a local pizza joint for promoting a racist pie. How on Earth can pizza be racist? Pizza by Certé recently started advertising a picnic themed pizza with ingredients like fried chicken, watermelon and sunflower seeds. And here is what they called it the pic-a-nika. The pic-a-nika. C'mon! Advocacy group Millions March NYC protested the establishment and tried to get it shut down.
  • Texas Pizza Worker Takes Smoke Break and Saves Kidnapped Child

    07/13/2015 8:54:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Root ^ | July 13 2015 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Courtney Best normally smokes behind the pizza shop where she works, but on this day she decided to take her smoke break out front, and that decision may have saved a 7-year-old’s life.On July 9 Courtney Best, 26, stepped outside the Papa Murphy's pizza in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she works, for a quick cigarette. Instead of her normal routine of going out back for a smoke, on this day she stepped out front, and the move may have saved a child's life. "I stepped outside, I was standing by the trash can, and I [saw] a white car pull...
  • Troops overseas get pizza on the Fourth thanks to suburban initiative

    07/05/2015 12:22:05 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | By Susan Berger
    Pizzas — 5,500 of them — were delivered this Fourth of July to servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Kuwait, thanks to an initiative that was born at a kitchen table in Elk Grove Village. "It's raining pizza in Afghanistan," said Pizza 4 Patriots founder Mark Evans. "We air-drop it." Eight years ago, Evans and his son Kent were eating pizza and watching coverage of the Iraq war on television. Kent asked his dad, a retired Air Force master sergeant, if the troops got to eat pizza. Evans answered that they got MREs — meals ready to eat in a...
  • FLORIDA MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING ROOMMATE WITH SLICE OF PIZZA

    06/10/2015 9:37:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Police in Florida say an argument over pizza ended with a man throwing a hot slice at his roommate. According to the Tampa Tribune, the man's roommate called police after she says Daniel Allen Plunkett, 50, tossed a hot slice of pizza at her. She says it struck her left hand. The arrest report also states the woman had sauce on her shoulder. She was not injured. Plunkett denied throwing the pizza, telling officers it was actually his roommate who was throwing pizza. Officers did note that Plunkett was shirtless and had sauce on his chest. After further investigation, officers...
  • Man beaten up at Little Caesars after calling woman overweight

    06/08/2015 9:17:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 185 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 8, 2015 | By Evan Sernoffsky
    An angry man roughed up a customer at a Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in Salinas for making a crack about his mom’s weight, police said. The ruckus started Sunday when a 50-year-old man told a woman “she should not eat pizza because she was already overweight,” police said. The comment sent the woman into a rage. She went to her car to get a crow bar, but before she could get in any blows, her son punched the man several times in the head.
  • Pizza Mogul Burned After New Venture Backfires

    06/07/2015 10:44:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Lisa Fickenscher
    Giorgio Kolaj should have stuck with pizza joints. The co-founder of the international Famous Famiglia franchise racked up millions in debt, at least two lawsuits and a giant case of agita after he ventured away from his slice-and-a-Coke comfort zone five years ago to open his first fine dining restaurant — Valentino’s on the Green — an 8-iron away from the ninth hole at the Clearview Golf Course in Bayside, Queens. Located on city land in the former mansion of silent film actor Rudolph Valentino — and used later, in the ’40s, as a summer retreat by then-Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia...
  • The Best Way To Reheat Pizza

    06/06/2015 8:41:59 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 78 replies
    artofmanliness. ^ | Jeremy Anderberg
    Pizza has long been one of man’s best friends. Crispy, cheesy, melty, meaty — it’s a winning proposition all around. One of the beauties of pizza is how well it makes multiple meals. The ginormous 20-inch NY-style pepperoni pizza above (from the stupendous Fat Sully’s here in Denver) provided 5 delicious meals over the course of 4 days. How many other foods can do that for ya? The real problem (if you can really call it a problem) is figuring out the best way to eat it after Day 1. There are of course those that believe that reheating pizza...
  • Pizzeria in Israel ‘Sprinkles Marijuana Instead of Oregano’

    06/01/2015 11:02:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Israeli police have arrested the owner of a pizzeria in the city of Holon who sprinkled a drug known as ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ on a pizza order belonging to two policemen, The Times of Israel reported. The pizza peppered with the drug, which reportedly turned out to be synthetic marijuana, left the two policemen in the Tel Aviv area hospitalized for dizziness, vomiting and hallucinations. “I knew the order was placed by police officers, but the officer who called it in seemed cool – plus he told me to add whatever toppings I wanted. So, instead of oregano, I sprinkled...
  • Why We Can’t Get Enough of Gas-Station Pizza

    05/11/2015 8:36:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Time ^ | 5/11 | Martha C. White
    The hottest new pizza places are convenience stores Pizza chains these days are watching customers drive right by, then filling up on pizza when they fill up at the gas station. Market research company the NPD Group says that the amount of pizza dough and crust shipped to convenience stores shot up by 27% in only a year. We’re collectively buying 20% more servings of pizza from these outlets than we were a year ago, while servings at traditional carry-out pizza chains are just treading water. Convenience stores have ramped up their food offerings and gotten more aggressive at courting...
  • Pizza delivery guy delivers pies despite collapsed lung after being stabbed in the back, carjacked

    05/05/2015 3:08:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2015 | Ted Thornhill
    When it comes to going above and beyond the call of duty, this takes some beating. A pizza delivery guy was stabbed in the back – suffering a collapsed lung – then carjacked and still managed to get the takeaway to the customer. His courage brings to mind the Black Knight from Monty Python's Holy Grail movie, who declared 'it's just a flesh wound' after having his arms sliced off by King Arthur.
  • Coach fired over Twitter threat to (Burn Down) Indiana Pizza Shop

    04/21/2015 12:18:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 70 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | 4-21-2015 | Kielly Weirks
    A northern Indiana school district says it has fired a coach who tweeted about burning down a pizza shop after its owners said they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs. Concord Community Schools Superintendent Wayne Stubbs confirmed to The Goshen News that Jessica Dooley was terminated on Monday. Dooley had been suspended since April 1 after she suggested burning down Memories Pizza in Walkerton over the owners’ support for a new religious objects law that critics called anti-gay.
  • Memories Pizza: Haters, Obviously (They are reopening!)

    04/11/2015 1:22:28 PM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 04-11-2015 | Rod Dreher
    Oh, those hateful, hateful O’Connors, owners of Memories Pizza. Some of their critics, including in this blog’s comments section, assured us that they staged the controversy to profit from the notoriety, and cited the $842,000 they were given by sympathetic donors as evidence that this was a get-rich-quick scheme. Well, well, well...
  • Yawning Over the Left's Pizza Bullies

    04/08/2015 4:57:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The Old Media loathes the New Media as unreliable, but have no right to pass judgment. Increasingly, they are prone to leap into news stories based on their own liberal social media networks. Look no further than the new Indiana religious freedom law. They could not get enough of those angry tweets from Hillary Clinton and public-policy geniuses like Miley Cyrus. Based on Twitter, they touted a "growing outrage" from coast to coast and obsessed over Indiana's "bigotry" for days. Conservative social media also reacted forcefully to the Hoosier contretemps, but apparently it's too much to expect "objective" journalists to...
  • CBS Affiliate Employee Being Investigated for Bogus Fraud Report against ‘Memories Pizza’

    04/03/2015 12:38:19 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 103 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Alix Bryan, a social media employee with WTVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, is being investigated by station management for filing a false fraud report to GoFundMe against Memories Pizza, a spokesman told The Gateway Pundit on Friday . . . . . .“I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case." When challenged for filing a fraud complaint based on no evidence, Bryan said “that is totally acceptable to do” and that had she looked in to the matter after she filed her complaint. “Also, that is totally acceptable to do. I also did...
  • At Memories Pizza, New Threats Arise; Press's Determination to Ignore Them Continues

    04/03/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by celmak · 91 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 04/02/2015 | Tom Blumer
    Update, April 3: The Indiana man who claims to have been hacked now admits that he wasn't, but says he was "joking" about robbing Memories Pizza, and is threatening to sue those who exposed his (ahem) public comments. Those of us following the Memories Pizza story won't have trouble remembering it as the years go by, thanks only partially to the Walkerton, Indiana store's fairly unusual name for a pizzeria. What will also easy to recall are the "memories" of the unhinged and threatening leftist behavior that accompanied its owner's simple statement that, if the request ever arose, they would...
  • RFRA has created dueling GoFundMe campaigns in Indiana (Memories Pizza $555K LGBTQ $3K)

    04/03/2015 9:11:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    WISHTV.com (Indianapolis) ^ | 04/03/2015 | Staff Reports
    The Indiana Youth Group had a campaign established to raise funds that is in direct response to the Memories Pizza campaign. As of Friday morning, they had raised $2,700. (Photo courtesy of http://www.gofundme.com/qpkabg) INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The state of Indiana is watching dueling GoFundMe campaigns after the firestorm of RFRA.One was established for Memories Pizza and the other for LGBT youth in Indiana.Memories Pizza is the Indiana pizza shop whose owners said their religious beliefs wouldn’t allow them to cater a gay wedding.Their GoFundMe site, benefiting the restaurant had raised more than $550,000 as of Friday morning.The Indiana Youth Group had a campaign established to raise...
  • Over $500,000 Raised for Christian Pizzeria After Threats Force Owners into Hiding

    04/03/2015 9:05:54 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-3-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday, the co-owner of Memories Pizza told a local Indiana television station that the restaurant would not cater pizzas to a gay wedding. Indiana Pizza Shop Won't Cater to Gays, is Happy with 'Religious Liberty' Law: VIDEO http://t.co/BSOeFRzPyF #RFRA pic.twitter.com/NLrrTW4FLV— Towleroad (@tlrd) April 1, 2015 On Wednesday, talk radio host Dana Loesch spoke with Crystal O’Connor, the co-owner of Memories Pizza. Crystal told Dana the family is in hiding and were unable to open the store Wednesday after receiving several threats. Nearly $500,000 has been raised so far for the Christian business owners on a Go-Fund Me website. 
  • Memories Pizzeria Co-Owner: "We Will Re-Open"

    04/03/2015 7:08:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 156 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Crystal O’Connor, whose family owns Memories Pizzeria, in Walkerton, IN, vowed that the store will re-open despite the backlash it has faced on Thursday’s “Cavuto” on the Fox Business Network.
  • Salon: Pizzeria Closed After Death Threats ‘Getting Exactly What It Deserved’

    04/03/2015 6:51:40 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 96 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4-3-15 | griswold
    Salon: Pizzeria Closed After Death Threats ‘Getting Exactly What It Deserved’ Alex Griswold4:00 PM 04/02/2015 164103 Liberal clickbait factory Salon.com wants to let you know that Memories Pizza, the pizzeria supportive of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act that was forced to close after constant abuse and death threats, got “exactly what it deserved.” (RELATED: Owners Of Indiana Pizzeria Opposed To Gay Marriage Receive Death Threats) In a now-deleted tweet, Salon’s Twitter account gloated over the closure of “anti-LGBT” pizza shop: Pizza The link in the body of the tweet goes to a very brief Salon article which reports on Memories Pizza’s...
  • DFU SING-ALONG: Indiana Pizza Parlor and Gay Gestapo

    04/02/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 4-2015 | dfu
    Sing along and enjoy. This whole thing was a set up by a reporter. Shameful. Who stole my country? If you have a moment, please leave a comment at YouTube and give an opinion. But be more civil than the Gay Gestapo.
  • A Reporter Went Shopping for Bigots in IN and Unleashed Vicious Attacks on the Owners of a Pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:21:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-2-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Alyssa Marino is an infobabe reporterette for ABC Eyeball News 57 in South Bend, Indiana. And she went shopping the other day. She got her crew and she went shopping for bigots. She wanted to find racists. She wanted to find anti-gay Christian zealots. She didn't have any evidence that there were any. There had been no news made about any anti-gay discrimination in Indiana. None. But that didn't matter. Because the news in Indiana is not real; it's fake, as was the news out of Ferguson, Missouri. As was the news at the University Virginia and the...
  • Indiana pizza shop won’t cater gay wedding, gets over $50K from supporters [$190,000 + now #74]

    04/02/2015 9:48:09 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 127 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | By Justin Wm. Moyer
    The pizza shop in Walkerton, Ind. — a small town of about 2,200 people about 20 miles south of South Bend — doesn’t look like the epicenter of a national controversy. The black-and-white linoleum and red booths are unassuming — the decor of any take-out joint anywhere in America. A Triple XXX Root Beer will set you back $2. It even has a piano — and a prayer suggestion box. “Every day before we open the store, we gather and pray together,” reads a sign posted in the store, which also boasts numerous crosses, including one that says “Glorify the...
  • Indiana Pizzeria Receives Over $100,000 in Donations After Media Backlash Over Anti-Gay Comments

    04/02/2015 10:05:33 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 144 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 2, 2015 | By Greg Gilman
    Memories Pizza owner Crystal O’Connor previously said, “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no” Memories Pizza, the Indiana restaurant that temporarily closed on Wednesday due to backlash resulting from its public refusal to cater same-sex weddings, has had a major reversal of fortune. Over 3,600 people have banded together to “relieve the financial loss endured by the proprietors’ stand for faith” and raised a total of $108,555 in just 17 hours through crowdfunding site GoFundMe. Memories Pizza, “a proud Christian establishment,” took the national spotlight on...