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  • Tech Start-Up That Uses Robots to Make Pizza Raises Nearly $50 Million

    10/07/2017 10:25:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fri, 6 Oct 2017 | Angelica LaVito
    Robots take on pizza Robots take on pizza at Silicon Valley startup 4:04 PM ET Tue, 14 March 2017 | 01:25 Zume Pizza, a tech start-up that uses robots to make pizza, has raised nearly $50 million. The Mountain View, California, company has raised about $48 million, just $2 million shy of its $50 million goal, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Last December, it raised $23 million at a $50 million post-money valuation from a round of series A funding, according to Pitchbook. Zume Pizza employs a mix of robots and humans to create and...
  • Fall Brings the Return of Pizza Rat and His Hungry Adventures

    10/03/2017 2:40:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Pizza Rat is back, and he’s hungry New York’s unofficial mascot Pizza Rat has returned. The pie-loving rat that stole New Yorkers’ hearts and even inspired a Halloween costume just keeps popping up on subways and streets, and this time he’s bringing it back to his roots with a subway slice fight. Watch above as Pizza Rat battles multiple hungry enemies to protect his dinner. No one puts Pizza Rat in a corner.
  • I ate a $2,000 pizza — and I want it again

    09/27/2017 12:17:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 27, 2017 | Robert Frank
    As a New Yorker, I am picky and personal about my pizza. I like a thin crust, fresh tomato sauce that's not too sweet and whenever possible, fresh basil on the mozzarella. So it was with some reticence (and mild horror) that I found myself picking up a slice of pizza in downtown Manhattan recently that was slathered with truffles, foie gras and caviar. Oh and lots of gold.
  • Yes, Pumpkin Spice Pizza Is a Thing. And a New Jersey-Based Chain Is to Blame

    09/21/2017 9:21:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies ^ | September 21, 2017
    Pumpkin spice cereals, pumpkin spice ice cream, pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice creamer, pumpkin spice yogurt. There is seemingly no end to the pumpkin spice food onslaught this time of year. Some foods, fortunately, have remained untouched. Like pizza. Oh no, they didn't. New Jersey-based Villa Italian Kitchen is debuting its Pumpkin Spice Pizza Friday, Sept. 22, the first day of fall. The chain is calling it "the first ever pumpkin spice pizza.'' Let me be the first to say it: Forget all those hurricanes and earthquakes bedeviling the globe; this is a sure sign of the apocalypse. It's bad...
  • NBC News: Hillary Clinton Covered Up Pedophile Ring At State Department(VIDEO)!

    09/10/2017 9:43:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | Published on Aug 5, 2017 | GLOBAL News
    Summary via videos of some prior reporting and perhaps more recent info from inspector general of the State Dept.
  • Sugar Land Pizza Hut delivers pizzas to Hurricane Harvey victims by kayak

    09/03/2017 4:55:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ABC11 ^ | Sunday, September 03, 2017
    When Shayda Habib heard that people near her Sugar Land, Texas Pizza Hut were stranded in their homes and running low on food, she knew what she should do
  • Pizza delivery without drivers: Domino's, Ford team up for test

    09/03/2017 4:50:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC11 ^ | Saturday, September 02, 2017
    No ring of the doorbell, just a text. No tip for the driver? No problem in this test, where Domino's and Ford are teaming up to see if customers will warm to the idea of pizza delivered by driverless cars. Starting Wednesday, some pizzas in Domino's hometown of Ann Arbor will arrive in a Ford Fusion outfitted with radars and a camera that is used for autonomous testing. A Ford engineer will be at the wheel, but the front windows have been blacked out so customers won't interact with the driver. Instead, people will have to come out of their...
  • South Burlington pizza cook fired after attending Charlottesville rally

    08/16/2017 9:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Vermont Digger ^ | August 16, 2017 | Alexandre Silberman
    BURLINGTON — Ryan Roy, an employee at Uno Pizzeria and Grill in South Burlington was fired after participating in white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent last weekend. Social media users identified Roy as a participant after he appeared in a Vice News report on the events in Charlottesville. Roy is seen carrying a torch and chanting white supremacist slogans in the video. Roy’s involvement in the rallies and employment status at the local restaurant was first reported by the Burlington Free Press. Skip Weldon, the Boston-based restaurant’s chief marketing officer, confirmed to multiple media outlets on Wednesday...
  • ‘Lots of Pizza Fatalities’: Crash Spills Hundreds of Frozen Pizzas on Interstate

    08/12/2017 7:43:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    MyFox8 ^ | AUGUST 12, 2017
    Traffic was stalled for hours Wednesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer crash spilled hundreds of pizzas all over an Arkansas interstate. The crash happened around 1 p.m. on Interstate 430 when a tractor-trailer carrying Tombstone frozen pizzas hit an overpass, ripping open the side of the trailer and spilling them all over the interstate. "There's a lot of frozen pizzas laying out on the interstate right now,"
  • Finally, Little Caesars lets you pick up a pizza without talking to anyone

    08/07/2017 3:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | August 7, 2017 | Lulu Chang
    It’s already the meal you turn to when you’re looking to expend as little effort as possible, and now pizza chains across the U.S. — and the U.K. — are looking to simplify the process to purchase a pie. The latest innovation comes from Little Caesars, which on Monday introduced its new Reserve-N-Ready service. The key to the service is a device known as the Pizza Portal, which is being heralded as the first heated, self-service mobile order pickup station in the fast-food industry. So what does this mean for you? In essence, you can now get your pizza without...
  • Rumored DNC motto ripped straight from Papa John's Pizza

    07/21/2017 6:54:59 AM PDT · by ptsal · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2017 | Becket Adams
    [snip] It may come as an unpleasant surprise to the party's supporters, then, to learn that the Democrats' rumored message for the 2018 midterms is the following: "A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages." Sweet fancy Moses. That's basically the Papa John's Pizza slogan ("Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John's"), but in reverse.
  • Pizza Hut wants to create 3,000 jobs a month

    07/18/2017 9:54:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | July 18, 2017 | Fielding Buck
    Pizza Hut plans to hire 14,000 full- and part-time delivery drivers by the end of the year, the Texas-based chain announced Tuesday. That amounts to nearly 3,000 hires a month. The chain also announced a new delivery algorithm that “will account for variable factors such as weather, construction, traffic and other irregularities in the delivery pattern to enable safe, accurate deliveries,” according to a news release. Pizza Hut has more than 6,300 U.S. restaurants.
  • Pizza Pizza fight began with complaint that order took too long, witness says

    07/13/2017 10:54:50 AM PDT · by xp38 · 30 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | July 11 2017 | ALANNA RIZZA FAKIHA BAIG
    A fight that broke out early Sunday morning at a Pizza Pizza and posted on YouTube began with a complaint that an order was taking too long, a witness told the Star. Paul Michael, 23, was at the restaurant when the brawl began at around 2 a.m. He said it started when a woman entered the restaurant on Queen St. E., at Broadview Ave., and complained that her pizza order was late. “They didn’t call her to tell her it was ready so in the middle of the Pizza Pizza, she started screaming how she wasn’t satisfied,” Michael said. “She...
  • California Company Builds Pizza-Making Robots That Can Churn Out a Hot Pie Every Nine Seconds

    07/02/2017 11:35:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Straits Times ^ | July 1, 2017 | Maura Judkis
    A great pizza dough flipper probably can’t turn out one perfectly shaped pizza dough every nine seconds, but one California company’s robotic pizza dough press can make a great pie at that whiplash-inducing rate. Silicon Valley start-up Zume Pizza has nearly fully automated the process of making fresh, made-to-order pizza – and it’s streamlined the delivery process, too. If you live in Mountain View, California, and you order a pizza, it could be at your door as quickly as four minutes later. While other pizzas – especially the bake-at-home kind you buy at the grocery store – are also made...
  • Tony’s announces wage increase, hiring (170 jobs in Kansas)

    07/01/2017 2:24:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The McPherson Sentinel ^ | June 30, 2017 | Tim Horan, The Salina Journal
    SALINA — Schwan’s Company, which owns and operates the Tony’s pizza manufacturing facility in Salina, announced a $2-an-hour wage increase, an investment of about $5 million annually. The announcement was made as the plant and warehouse gear up to fill 170 open positions, according to a press release. The company is hiring for production line attendants, sanitation associates, maintenance team members and more, according to Chuck Blomberg, communication manager, Schwan’s Shared Services. In addition to the wage increase, the company also expanded its shift differential compensation, paying employees an extra $1.50 per hour if they work between 6 p.m. and...
  • This Pizza Bikini Is 100% Edible

    06/29/2017 11:53:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    It’s called the Pizza-Kini and it’s exactly what it sounds like: A $10,000 bikini made out of pizza. Yes, you read that price correctly. The ingenious/abominable creation, depending on whom you ask, comes from New York’s Villa Pizza Kitchen. In honor of National Bikini Day, the restaurant took their love of pizza to whole new levels, teaming up with a food stylist named Jessie Bearden on the bathing suit. ... Bearden handcrafts each Pizza-Kini, which accounts for its hefty prize tag. The trimming on the edges of the suit, for instance, is made from hand braided pizza dough. “There is...
  • 'Pizzagate' gunman sentenced to four years

    06/22/2017 11:05:55 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/22/17
    A US man who opened fired in a Washington DC pizza restaurant because of an online conspiracy theory has been sentenced to four years in prison. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, burst into Comet Ping Pong on 4 December 2016 armed with a rifle and pistol. He drove from North Carolina to pursue bogus claims that the restaurant was the nexus of a child sex ring linked to Hillary Clinton's inner circle. No one was injured in what prosecutors described as an "armed invasion". Welch fired an assault rifle into a locked cabinet, believing that abused children were being kept there....
  • This Secretive Billionaire Makes The Cheese For Pizza Hut, Domino's And Papa John's

    05/27/2017 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Trillian · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 23, 2017 @ 07:45 AM | Chloe Sorvino
    AN AVALANCHE OF CHEESE pours into the test kitchen at the Denver headquarters of Leprino Foods, the mozzarella supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's. First, thin wisps of low-moisture mozzarella, then a diced alternative, followed by an "artisanal" version, cut short and wide. Then come flavored cheeses made with a mozzarella base, as well as provolone, cheddar and Monterey Jack. Cooks bring out a take-and-bake pizza, a New York-style pie and a stuffed crust, fresh from nearly a dozen ovens. Another course features frozen food made with Leprino products, including ham-and-cheddar Hot Pockets, Stouffer's lasagna and Smart Ones...
  • Chicago Inmates Can Order Fancy Italian Pizza Made in Jail

    05/26/2017 2:53:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Gourmet Italian pizzas can be delivered to your cell, if you get locked up in Chicago's Cook County Jail.How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago. Inmates in the jail's medium-security Division 11 can now order pizzas made with the finest ingredients in the kind of ovens found in pizzerias. It's all part of Sheriff Tom Dart's ongoing effort to make jail a bit more humane while providing inmates skills that might help keep them from returning once they're set free....
  • David Brock HACKED on his chat network the morning after the debate-- Directs Correct the

    05/22/2017 9:16:50 AM PDT · by tang-soo · 42 replies
    Reddit ^ | 5/22/2017 | David Brock et al
    Full title: David Brock HACKED on his chat network the morning after the debate-- Directs Correct the Record to Doxxing the Donald participants This is from several months ago, but have not seen gthis on FR. Implies Brock had NSA asstes to monitor social media. Also mentions Seth Rich.<>br> Begin Transcript ekim [5:52 AM] ekim [5:52 AM] set the channel purpose: clean up this mes brock [5:52 AM] joined post-debate from an invitation by @ekim brock [5:53 AM] go round up the others. i need some coffee. ekim [5:53 AM] will do efink [5:54 AM] motherfucker. brock [5:54 AM] good...