Little Caesars Makes Pizzas Out Of Giant Flat Pretzels

Little Caesars Makes Pizzas Out Of Giant Flat Pretzels

While chain pizzeria competitor Pizza Hut stuffs pizza crusts with anything they can think of, Little Caesars keeps it simple. Their gimmick is having “Hot-N-Ready” pizzas with basic toppings ready to go at low prices during dinner hours, so getting a pizza requires no advance thought. Now they’re joining both the Exotic Pizza Wars and the fast-food pretzel bun trend with a burger on a giant pretzel. [More]

Example of pizza showmanship. (Jeff Kubina)

Pizza Worker May Be Deported After 20 Years On The Job Because He Doesn’t Actually Toss Dough

What sets one pizza worker apart from all the rest, making that employee worthy of earning a visa to stay in the United States? Apparently, the ability to exhibit “showmanship,” by tossing pizza dough in the air. So after one restaurant admitted its employee couldn’t actually perform that skill, despite making that claim on a visa application, the worker in question might be deported. [More]

Frozen Pizza With Cookie Layer Is What Pizza Hut Only Aspires To

Frozen Pizza With Cookie Layer Is What Pizza Hut Only Aspires To

Sure, Pizza Hut thinks it’s being all revolutionary with its cookie pizzas, and infinite variations on stuffed crusts but the chain isn’t taking things nearly far enough. Have they tried putting an entire cookie pizza layer on top of a pizza? They have not. Yet. One brave man, Michael J. Hudson, has tried such a feat. The result looks horrifying. And amazing. And horrifying. [More]

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Amtrak Hands Out Doritos & Pizza After Train Leaves The Station Without Its Passengers

You know that feeling you get when you leave the house, like maybe you left the curling iron on, or didn’t remember to lock the back door? That’s annoying enough, so I can’t even imagine what it’d be like to leave an entire trainful of passengers behind at the station, like one Amtrak train did over the weekend. [More]

Papa John’s Introduces Pulled Pork Pizzas For Some Reason

Papa John’s Introduces Pulled Pork Pizzas For Some Reason

Sure, summer is a time for eating barbecue, but we’re not so sure that it should be a time for strange barbecue mashups in our chain pizzerias. Yet Papa John’s is taking what we can only assume is mediocre pulled pork and slathering it on their bland, salty pizza. [More]

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Man Who Tried To Rob Pizzeria Sues Restaurant For $260K, Claiming Unnecessary Roughness

A man who’s in jail for several robberies including an attempted robbery at a pizza restaurant in Delaware is now suing police and several employees of that eatery for $260,000, claiming they were unnecessarily rough in subduing him. [More]

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Guy Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Beer Says He’s “Wrongfully Accused” Of Ordering 5 Pizzas From Jail

A man accused of boosting beer and being drunk in public somehow found himself in more trouble after he was booked at the police station, with officers claiming he used his cell phone to order a pizza delivery under the name of his arresting officer. [More]

Pizza Hut Introduces Double Stuffed-Crust Pizza Because Why Not

We love cheese here at Consumerist, but we’re not sure whether we would enjoy a new and exciting product available at Pizza Hut in the Dominican Republic: a pizza with two cheese-stuffed crusts; one in the middle surrounding a bowl of marinara to dip this pile of cheese and deliciousness in. The result almost resembles a giant grilled cheese sandwich with some toppings on it. [Brand Eating]

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Throwing A Gumball Machine At Restaurant Staff Is No Way To Resolve A Pizza Dispute

In the annals of customer service requests marked down over time, there is no entry about getting your way that starts with, “Pick up a gumball machine and chuck it.” And after a pizzeria customer allegedly did just that, nothing is going to change. [More]

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Pilot Knows How To Handle Stranded Passengers: Buy Them Pizza

The most we’ve ever received from an airline for being stuck on the tarmac for hours was some water and repeated assurances that we’d be moving shortly. But not so for passengers on one diverted Frontier Airlines flight where the pilot treated everyone on board to free pizza. [More]

Best Buy Provides Pizza, Asks Employees To Contact Congress About E-Fairness Bill

Best Buy Provides Pizza, Asks Employees To Contact Congress About E-Fairness Bill

“When I was at work today I went to the breakroom to relax, only to walk in to see a guy from the corporate office and [a] pizza,” writes reader S. Who doesn’t like free food in the breakroom at work? S. found that pizza’s side dish distasteful: a request for store employees to call their representative in Congress about a piece of pending legislation that’s important to Best Buy’s survival. [More]

Pizzeria Boss Fined $334K Because You Can’t Pay Workers In Pizza And Soda

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When I was about 7 years old, the idea of growing up and getting a job where I could eat all the pizza and drink all the soda I wanted sounded like the best life anyone could ever have. Who needs money anyway, when you’ve got all life’s necessities in those two substances? Cheese and sugar! But getting paid in pizza and soda isn’t such a great idea, you know, legally speaking. [More]

Now You Can Pay For Your Domino’s Pizza With Google Wallet (And Score Free Chicken)

Now You Can Pay For Your Domino’s Pizza With Google Wallet (And Score Free Chicken)

Facing more competition in the online pizza-ordering business, Domino’s is trying to stand out in the crowd by saving customers the hassle of having to type in the 16 digits of their credit card numbers. It’s also giving away free chicken. [More]

Papa John’s Thinks Double Pepperoni Pizza Needs More Cured Meat

Papa John’s Thinks Double Pepperoni Pizza Needs More Cured Meat

Papa John’s has found a way to make their double pepperoni pizza even more fabulous, or maybe just “less healthy.” They’re taking the double pepperoni pizza that they already sell and adding a layer of hickory-smoked bacon on top of the layers of regular pizza pepperoni and oversized deli pepperoni. [More]

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Pizza With 90 Slices Of Jalapeno Pepperoni Has Advertisers Sweating Over Its Naughty Name

What’s in a name? you might be asking, if you were conveniently setting me up to answer that question with the following post. A whole lot, especially if you name your pizza something that translates to something very naughty in another language. [More]

3 Things We Learned About Delivering Pizza Above The Arctic Circle

3 Things We Learned About Delivering Pizza Above The Arctic Circle

If during this past winter you hesitated to order pizza delivery because you felt bad dragging the pizza guy/gal out in the frigid weather, the story of what it’s like to deliver hot food in the country’s northernmost town may make you realize that your local Domino’s driver doesn’t have it so bad. [More]

Sbarro Officially Files For Bankruptcy Protection For Second Time Since 2011

Sbarro Officially Files For Bankruptcy Protection For Second Time Since 2011

We told you last week that mediocre pizza-slinger and mall mainstay Sbarro would likely be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Today, it made that filing official, making this the second bankruptcy for Sbarro since the spring of 2011. [More]

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Firebombing The Pizzeria With Moonshine Is Not The Correct Reaction When You’re Denied Pizza

While we totally understand that there’s nothing quite like the cheesey siren song of pizza after a few too many drinks, in no way, shape or form is it acceptable to try to burn down a pizzeria with homemade moonshine firebombs when you’re refused service. [More]