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  • Can't Be Topped: Neapolitan-Style Pizza Making Wins UNESCO Heritage Status

    12/09/2017 2:30:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | December 7, 2017 | Amy Held
    When a UNESCO World Heritage Site comes to mind, perhaps it has the natural splendor of the Great Barrier Reef or the imposing mastery of the Pyramids of Giza. Now one may look no further than the humble pizza for world heritage status. No, not the frozen kind, the old-school kind baked in a wood-fired oven. On Wednesday Pizzaiuolo, the art of Neopolitan pizza-making, was added to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO says the designation is meant to safeguard and raise awareness about forms of cultural heritage — often passed down from generation to...
  • Fugitive Kentucky Lawyer, Nabbed at Honduras Pizza Hut, Returns to Justice

    12/05/2017 10:14:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5
    A lawyer who spent six months on the run after pleading guilty in a $500 million Social Security fraud scheme was being flown back to Kentucky on Tuesday after he was caught outside a Pizza Hut in Honduras. Eric Conn was handed over to the FBI after his capture by a SWAT team as he left the restaurant in the coastal city of La Ceiba. Spokesman Jorge Galindo of the country’s Technical Agency of Criminal Investigation said they left Honduras on a private plane. Conn was expected to arrive in Lexington, Kentucky, late Tuesday afternoon. “As promised, Mr. Conn will...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 1,415+ views ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • Confederate flag attached to LaRosa's delivery driver's truck (Cincinnati)

    11/29/2017 3:19:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    WKRC ^ | November 28, 2017
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WKRC) - A LaRosa's delivery driver has been reprimanded for having a Confederate flag attached to the back of his truck. That's what the Cincinnati-based pizzeria chain told WHIO in Dayton.
  • Georgia's Addictive Cousin to Pizza?

    11/24/2017 8:25:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 November 2017 | David Farley
    Khachapuri, a gooey, addictive, cheese-stuffed flatbread, is ubiquitous in Georgia, the Caucasian country that shares borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey. Except for when there’s a funeral. “If you’re in a bad mood or sad, when you’re grieving the death of a loved one or have a broken heart, you should never even touch dough; just stay away from it,” said my friend Mako Kavtaradze, a born-and-bred resident of the capital, Tbilisi, and executive director of Georgian spice company Spy Recipe. “If you’re not in a happy mood, we will be able to tell when we taste the khachapuri...
  • Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

    11/15/2017 8:40:32 AM PST · by mathprof · 49 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/15/17
    Papa John's Pizza apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company is a major NFL sponsor and advertiser, and Schnatter said on an earnings call on Nov. 1 that "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders" and that the protests "should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago." The company tweeted a statement offering to "work with the players and league to find a positive way forward."
  • The rise and fall of the Podestas, Washington’s powerful political brother act

    11/12/2017 3:39:16 AM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Roxanne Roberts
    For more than 30 years, the Podesta name was gold in Washington. Tony Podesta was a respected lobbyist and a fundraiser for Democratic candidates. His younger brother, John, served as Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff and as senior counselor to Barack Obama. Together, they were the most powerful brother act in liberal politics since the Kennedys.
  • Papa Johns CEO Says Kneeling NFL Players, Not His Horrible Pizza, Are Causing His Sales To Drop

    11/03/2017 2:07:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Ring Of Fire ^ | November 2, 2017 | Farron Cousins
    John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa Johns who appears in nearly all of his chain’s TV commercials, is blaming a massive drop in his company’s revenue on kneeling NFL players. Papa Johns is a big sponsor of the NFL, but it seems highly unlikely that a few men protesting police brutality could torpedo an entire pizza chain. Perhaps “Papa John” should look at his business practices before blaming others, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Transcription: You may not know the name John Schnatter, but you probably do know him as Papa John, the CEO of Papa John’s...
  • Papa John's CEO blames NFL protests for poor pizza sales

    11/01/2017 8:35:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 1, 2017 | cbs
    NEW YORK - Sales growth at Papa John's (PZZA) is slowing, and the pizza chain is blaming it on the outcry surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and falling NFL ratings. The company, which is a sponsor and advertiser of the NFL, said customers have a negative view of the chain's association with the NFL. The company also cut its earnings growth expectations for the year and Papa John's stock fell about 10 percent Wednesday. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders," said the chain's CEO, John Schnatter, in a call with analysts Wednesday. "This should have been...
  • Papa John: NFL to Blame for Sinking Pizza Profits

    11/01/2017 11:34:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2017 | Michael Blaustein
    Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. More NFL Anthem Protests. Less Sales. That was the message Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter sent on Wednesday. “The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said during a conference call, according to ESPN. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.” The CEO, who famously stars in the company’s commercials alongside NFL legends like Peyton Manning, also said he thought the national anthem issues had been “nipped in the bud” last season
  • Progressive, “fair wage” pizza shop closing its doors

    10/25/2017 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 25, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston back in 2015, the people at the nonprofit organization Haley House came up with a novel idea. They would open a pizza shop based on the principles of economic justice and fair wages to support the community. Named Dudley Dough, the shop would pay wages far above the minimum which many people in that industry earn, with added incentives for training and community development. It was an inspiring idea. Unfortunately for them, only two years later the place is closing down. It turns out that operating a for-profit business on the principles of a...
  • Roxbury’s Dudley Dough, a fair-wage pizza shop, to close its doors

    10/25/2017 2:48:02 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/24/17 | Cristela Guerra
    Launched in 2015, the fair-wage pizza shop will close at the end of the year, according to Bing Broderick, executive director for the nonprofit Haley House, which oversees the shop. While popular, the shop is not breaking even financially, which has put stress on the wider nonprofit organization. “I don’t think anyone is looking at it as a failure,” said Luther Pinckney, a team leader at Dudley Dough, which is in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. “It’s an experiment, and some very good things came out of that, such as skill-building for staff and being in this building at...
  • Papa Johns Tells NFL Their Sales Are Down During NFL Games

    10/23/2017 5:01:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    Papa Johns told the NFL their sales are down this year during NFL games. This must be very concerning to the pizza chain and to the NFL. Social Justice Protests continued this week at several NFL games
  • 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...