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Inventor of World's Most Controversial Pizza Dies at 83

Sam Panopoulos invented the Hawaiian pizza in 1962

(Newser) - The inventor of one of the more controversial dishes in the world died Thursday in Canada at the age of 83: Sam Panopoulos, the man who put pineapple on pizza. The BBC reports Panopoulos moved to Canada from Greece in 1954 at the age of 20 and opened a series... More »

Pot Company Gives New Meaning to Take-and-Bake Pizza

Massachusetts dispensary sells personal pizzas infused with THC

(Newser) - A Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary has created a culinary delight for patients who don't want to smoke their pot or eat it in the form of sweets, the AP reports. Quincy-based Ermont Inc. has been selling cannabis-infused pizza for about three weeks to rave reviews. The 6-inch cheese pizzas... More »

Teen Gets Into Yale With Essay on ... Papa John's

Carolina Williams described her delight upon receiving a pizza from the chain

(Newser) - "When the delivery person rings my doorbell, I instantly morph into one of Pavlov's dogs, salivating to the sound that signals the arrival of the cheesy, circular glory." That's how Tennessee's Carolina Williams describes her delight upon receiving a pizza from Papa John's, which... More »

Little-Known Billionaire's Job: Making Cheese for Our Pizza

You've probably never heard of James Leprino, the 'Willy Wonka of cheese'

(Newser) - You've likely never seen a photo of James Leprino, a 79-year-old reclusive billionaire in Colorado who runs Leprino Foods, a cheese and dairy manufacturing company. But that business is actually an empire—its website says it's the "world's largest producer of mozzarella"—and though Leprino... More »

Apple Reinvents the Pizza Box, and It's a Wheel

But you're probably out of luck if you don't frequent the Apple cafeteria

(Newser) - Remember that time when Apple tried to patent a paper bag ? Well, it's also tackled the humble pizza box. As Quartz puts it, "Like all things Apple, there are no sharp corners on this box," meaning the box is no square. The other main innovation in... More »

Passengers on Stalled Train Manage to Get Pizzas Delivered

Delivery man says this was one of his strangest calls in 17 years

(Newser) - A pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train from New York on its way to Washington. Passenger Mitchell Katz posted a video of delivery man Jim Leary walking up to the train Sunday evening as it sat on the tracks. People... More »

He Wanted Free Pizza. Instead He Got Hypothermia

Tip: Don't wear shorts while hiking in a snowstorm

(Newser) - There are people who love pizza, and then there are those who'd climb a mountain in a snowstorm just to get their hands on a cheesy slice. A hiker from Flagstaff, Ariz., is apparently among the latter group. The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says a search-and-rescue team had... More »

After Crash, Cops Deliver 'Shaken Yet Edible' Pizza

German delivery driver was seriously injured in accident, so police finished his job

(Newser) - German police came to the aid of a pizza courier who crashed his car in the southwest German town of Gaggenau—by completing his delivery. The AP reports that the 46-year-old driver hit another car early Saturday after failing to yield. Both drivers required hospital treatment in the accident that... More »

McDonald's Pizza? It Exists, and This Guy Found It

Podcast documents Brian Thompson's travels to Ohio to sample the wares

(Newser) - McDonald's is ubiquitous, but Brian Thompson has been obsessed with one particular location in Ohio—and one menu item that's gone missing from virtually every other McDonald's. That item is pizza, and as Cara Giaimo explains in Atlas Obscura , the journalist got it in his head that... More »

For Fee, Papa John's Will Send Your Pizza to Front of Line

They're testing the 'priority' service

(Newser) - Papa John's is taking a page from the airline industry and testing a fee that lets people bump their pizza orders to the front of the line. The chain says the $2.99 "Papa Priority" fee was recently launched in select locations, and it's looking for ways... More »

Iceland's President Forced to Walk Back Pizza Comment

Backtracks after saying he'd ban pineapple as topping if he could

(Newser) - It's not every day that the president of Iceland's visit to a high school makes international news, but here we are: Guðni Th. Jóhannesson—a history professor in a former life—last week stopped at a school in the northern town of Akureyri and, during a... More »

For Your Wedding, Get Showered With ... Pizza

Domino's makes it possible

(Newser) - Why ask your wedding guests for a toaster when you could request a large pepperoni pizza with extra cheese? Thanks to Domino's Pizza, engaged couples can now do just that. The company has just introduced the Domino's Wedding Registry which allows couples to register for gift cards ranging... More »

Guy Named 'Cheese' Allegedly Steals Pizza

Sheldon Cheese, 17, is charged with robbery

(Newser) - Police have arrested a man in connection with a pizza theft in Pennsylvania and his name is … Cheese. According to police documents, Sheldon Cheese, 17, and another man (whose name is not Pepperoni) held a pizza delivery man at gunpoint in Penn Township on Jan. 24 before making off... More »

Know This Man in a Beer Bottle Getup? Call the Cops

Suspect in Wales proves beer and pizza don't always go together

(Newser) - If you follow South Wales Police's Twitter account, you may have seen an odd picture fly down your feed early Wednesday, per ITV . "Recognise this guy?" the police posted , showing a photo of someone who looked less like a guy and more like a giant Heineken bottle. That'... More »

Man Wins Free Pizza for a Year, Then Surprises Pizzeria

He asked to give it all to a food bank

(Newser) - When Mario's Pizza in Northampton, Pa., notified Josh Katrick that he'd won its "free pizza for a year" contest, employees expected him to "be excited, come in and get [his] pizzas." They did not expect to get an email asking whether Katrick could give all... More »

Cops: Guy Investigating 'PizzaGate' Fired Shot in DC Eatery

Conspiracy theorists think restaurant is HQ of Clinton sex trafficking ring

(Newser) - Fake news has real consequences, the owner of Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, DC, said after a man who claimed to be investigating the "PizzaGate" conspiracy theory allegedly fired at least one shot inside the establishment Sunday afternoon. The Washington Post reports that North Carolina man Edgar... More »

Burglar Arrested After Getting Stuck in Pizzeria Vent: Cops

He was heard yelling for help early Friday morning

(Newser) - A man rescued from an oven vent at a western new York pizzeria is now facing burglary charges, the AP reports. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at Pontillo's Pizzeria in suburban Rochester at 3:45am Friday after someone reported a man yelling for help. They... More »

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 »

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