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America Just Got Its 1st Pizza ATM

How has Europe had this technology for 14 years already?

(Newser) - A newly installed ATM at an Ohio university is doling out the next best thing to money— pizza. The AP reports Xavier University in Cincinnati partnered with a French company to install the first Pizza ATM in North America on Thursday. The company, Paline, says the machine will hold 70... More »

Homeless Get Day at Beach, Pizza —on the Pope

Francis is treating dozens to a taste of normalcy this summer

(Newser) - Pope Francis this summer is treating dozens of Rome's homeless to a day at the beach and dinner in a pizzeria on the way back, reports the AP . The pontiff's almsgiver, Polish monsignor Konrad Krajewski, told the La Stampa daily that he drives a van with 10 people... More »

Judge Bans Guy From Ordering Pizza

Fla. man accused of harassing restaurants

(Newser) - In Sebastian, Florida, pizza delivery is not a right, it is a privilege reserved for people whose name is not Randy Riddle. A judge banned Riddle from ordering pizza as a bail condition after the 49-year-old was accused of harassing numerous pizza restaurants, TCPalm reports. During a three-week reign of... More »

Open Wide: World's Longest Pizza Stretches for 1.15 Miles

Made in Naples, naturally

(Newser) - Guinness World Records has confirmed there's a new superlong pizza for the books—and it was meticulously crafted in the Italian city that claims itself as the "heart and soul" of the tasty dish, per NPR . One hundred chefs gathered in Naples Wednesday, merging 4,400 pounds... More »

Florida Pizza Deliveryman Shot By Cops

He allegedly hit an officer with his car

(Newser) - Florida police shot a pizza delivery driver after authorities say he struck an officer with his vehicle, the AP reports. According to the Orlando Sentinel , police responded Friday to the Italian Garden Pizzeria in Winter Garden, about 15 miles west of Orlando, after a call about an employee assaulting the... More »

Kasich Goes to NYC, Eats Pizza Incorrectly

He is forced to defend his use of a fork

(Newser) - John Kasich will have to do better if he wants to win over New York voters in next month's primary. The Ohio governor went to a Queens pizza shop on Wednesday and committed a local faux pas: He used a fork when eating a slice, reports ABC News . This... More »

Woman's 911 Emergency: Half-Hamburger Pizza

Needless to say, dispatcher did not consider it an emergency

(Newser) - It's probably happened to you: You open up your food delivery, hungry and excited to chow down, only to find out you were given the wrong order. But a Connecticut woman took things a bit farther than most of us would with her response: She called 911, Fox 61... More »

Domino's Now Has a Pizza- Delivery Droid

Meet DRU

(Newser) - Self-driving cars seem nice, but an Australian tech startup that usually builds robotic targets for live-fire military training has just announced what we've really been waiting for: a pizza-delivery robot, courtesy of Domino's, reports Engadget . Meet DRU (Domino's Robotic Unit) , an autonomous 3-foot-tall delivery vehicle (currently in... More »

Italian Town Fights Smog With ... Pizza Ban?

San Vitaliano bans most wood-burning pizzerias

(Newser) - Few things are more Italian than baking pizza in a perfectly smoldering wood-fired stove, so San Vitaliano's move to ban the beloved practice comes as a surprise. The town of 6,000 north of Naples has some of the worst air pollution in Italy— Il Mattino says its air... More »

You Can Now Get a College Degree in Pizza

Pizza Hut to offer 1.5K apprenticeships over 5 years

(Newser) - Consider yourself to be a pizza expert? You can now make it official thanks to Pizza Hut. The restaurant chain is teaming up with Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK to offer 1,500 apprenticeships to students who will learn everything from food production to financial analysis in academic and... More »

In the Presence of Women, Guys Stuff Their Faces

Women, meanwhile, feel more rushed when eating with men

(Newser) - In what is likely an attempt to "show off," men eat more in the presence of women than in front of other men, according to new research out of Cornell University . In fact, in the study published this month in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science , researchers say that... More »

Domino's Adds Pizza Oven to Delivery Car

That seems safe-ish

(Newser) - If James Bond's hours got cut and he had to take a second job delivering pizzas, this is the car Q would undoubtedly work up for him. Domino's latest extreme advertising campaign is a specially designed Chevrolet Spark with room for up to 80 pizzas and sides, as... More »

Study: Here's Why Cheese Is Addictive, Salmon Isn't

Researchers say it all boils down to processing, fat, and glycemic load

(Newser) - Pizza is the most problematic food out there, as far as addictive-like qualities go. So report students who completed the Yale Food Addiction Scale as part of a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. Those researchers published their findings in PLoS ONE earlier this year, and wrote that... More »

Driver Delivers $6 Pizza, Is Tipped $1K

The destination was a church, and the sermon was 'I Was Broke. Now I'm Not'

(Newser) - An Ohio church congregation ordered a pizza from Domino's during a service, then tipped the driver more than $1,000 that had been collected for the offering. The driver brought the $5.99 pizza to Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington in suburban Columbus on Oct. 4. The Rev. Steve... More »

800-Pound Man: Hospital Kicked Me Out Over Pizza

Steven Assanti says he was celebrating with a 'cheat meal'

(Newser) - A Rhode Island man's weight is a death sentence, and his father says he's now nearing that fate after the hospital that was treating the 33-year-old kicked him out. Steven Assanti says he spent nearly 3 months at Rhode Island Hospital, during which time he lost 20 pounds.... More »

Plucky 'Pizza Rat' Inspires Its Own Hashtag

This little guy is no quitter

(Newser) - Only in New York City: A new YouTube video shows a rat dutifully dragging its slice of cheese pizza down the stairs into a subway station, UPI reports. The rat sadly gives up on its prize, but Matt Little's video is still going viral and inspiring all kinds of... More »

Papa John's Menu Changes Will Cost It $100M a Year

Joins growing list of companies shunning artificial ingredients

(Newser) - Papa John's is spending a literal fortune in order to more perfectly live up to its "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" slogan. America's No. 3 pizza chain has penned a 14-item list of artificial ingredients and additives—corn syrup, dyes, and preservatives—that it'll stop using by... More »

Pizza or Hot Dogs? The Hut Gives You Both

Hot Dog Bites Pizza soon available in US until July 11

(Newser) - How do you top pizza wrapped in bacon ? You whip up a pizza wrapped in pigs in a blanket, that's how. The totally serious creation comes to you from Pizza Hut, which has been testing what the Consumerist calls its "hot dog stuffed in a pizza crust"... More »

How One Woman Won the Home She Wanted: Pizza

Portlander's offer of pizza for life could easily reach $10K in pies

(Newser) - In an effort to stand out as a buyer in the competitive housing market in Portland, Ore., one woman who was helping her young son land his first home offered the sellers not only two free months of rent and $26,000 over the asking price of $249,000, but... More »

Rejoice, Lazy Tweeps: Tweet a Pizza Emoji, Get a Pizza

Domino's launches 'tweet-to-order' system

(Newser) - Because ordering a pizza isn't easy enough already, Domino's is launching a new system one week from today that makes it even simpler: Just tweet a pizza emoji to @Dominos and a real-life pizza will magically show up at your door. Of course, as Engadget explains, first you'... More »

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