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Teen Sues Coaches, Alleging They Forced Him to Eat Pork
Teen Sues School District for
$13.5M Over Pizza Incident
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Teen Sues School District for $13.5M Over Pizza Incident

Teen alleges his football coaches forced him to eat a pepperoni pizza in violation of his religion

(Newser) - An Ohio teen who was forced to eat an entire pizza containing pepperoni remnants—in violation of his beliefs as a Hebrew Israelite, which prohibits the consumption of pork—has sued as promised . In a suit filed Wednesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the...

Man Who Stuffed Razor Blades in Pizza Dough Is Sentenced

Nicholas Mitchell to serve nearly 5 years in prison for effort to sabotage former employer

(Newser) - Update: A man who admitted to planting razor blades in pizza dough sold at a Maine-based supermarket chain was sentenced to 4 years and nine months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $230,000 in restitution on Thursday. "My intentions were never to harm anybody, only to disrupt...

'Social Listening' Led to Pig's Blood Pizza

It was a big hit for Pizza Hut Taiwain

(Newser) - Pizza Hut in Taiwan harnessed the power of social media to create a truly unique pizza topped with preserved eggs and a snack cake made with pig's blood. The "Cilantro Century Egg Pig's Blood Cake Pizza" was invented after the company searched social media for the most...

You'll Never Guess Where the Best Pizza in the US Is

Cookbook authors have a surprising announcement after visiting 250 pizzerias

(Newser) - Who’s going to tell New York? The city that everyone knows has the best pizza in the US, possibly the world, has been dethroned. And you’ll never guess where the best pies are. Modernist Cuisine, the labor of love of former Microsoft chief technical officer Nathan Myhrvold and...

Here's Your New Pizza-Delivery Robot

Domino's is testing service in a single neighborhood in Houston

(Newser) - Robot pizza delivery is here, at least for a limited few. Domino's Pizza is testing a service that allows customers in Houston's Woodland Heights neighborhood to have their pizza delivered by autonomous vehicles created by robotics company Nuro. These were the first completely autonomous vehicles approved by the...

Pizza Hut's New Offering Puzzles Some, Pleases Others

'Detroit-style pizza' is gaining popularity

(Newser) - Pizza Hut this week rolled out a new menu item after more than a year of development, reports USA Today . It's called Detroit-Style Pizza. If that has you wondering what exactly Detroit-style pizza is, you're not alone, reports the Wall Street Journal . The newspaper talks to locals and...

Pizza Shop Owner Fends Off Robber in the Perfect Way

He threw a pizza at the guy

(Newser) - The suspect is described as a white male, with a machete, though he might have cheese, sauce, and maybe some pepperoni in his hair. Police in Delaware say the owner of a pizza shop foiled a robbery by, yes, throwing a pizza at the intruder, reports the Delaware News Journal ...

Man Has Been Sent Unwanted Pizzas for 9 Years
9 Years of Unwanted Pizza
Deliveries Driving Man Crazy
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9 Years of Unwanted Pizza Deliveries Driving Man Crazy

Jean Van Landeghem says he cringes at the sound of a scooter

(Newser) - It's a good problem to have—until it isn't. The Brussels Times has the odd story of Jean Van Landeghem, a 65-year-old man living in Turnhout, Belgium, who has for the last nine years been getting pizzas he hasn't ordered. The orders come at all hours (that...

You've Had Papa John's. Now Visit 'Papa Castle'

PJ's John Schnatter gives brief virtual tour of his Kentucky mansion

(Newser) - If you've ever wanted to take a peek inside John Schnatter's "Papa Castle," here's your chance. The ex-Papa John's CEO, who was forced to step away from the company in 2018 after using the n-word in a conference call, offered a brief virtual tour...

Papa John's Founder Walks Back Big Pizza-Eating Claim

John Schnatter didn't 'eat' 40 pizzas in 30 days, he 'had' 40 pizzas in 30 days

(Newser) - Back in November, ousted Papa John's founder John Schnatter said he'd eaten 40 of his former company's pizzas in 30 days—or so we all thought. He's now playing a bit of a semantics game with his original wording, and he may get off on a...

Papa John's Ousted CEO: 'It Just Doesn't Taste as Good'

John Schnatter says he's eaten 40 pizzas in the last 30 days

(Newser) - The ousted founder of Papa John's is feeling angry, disappointed—and possibly bloated. In an interview with WDRB , John Schnatter said he has eaten 40 Papa John's pizzas in the last 30 days, and it's not as good as it was when he was running the company....

20 Injured When Pizza Place Explodes

2 are seriously hurt in Florida blast

(Newser) - Twenty people were injured after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in a South Florida shopping plaza Saturday, according to police. The blast sent debris flying along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, the AP reports. The restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses were damaged....

First, Impossible Burger. Now, Impossible Pizza

Little Caesars is first national pizza chain to offer a faux-meat topping

(Newser) - The meat-substitute movement has entered the world of pizza. Little Caesars is the first national chain to offer a faux-meat topping—Impossible Sausage, reports Business Insider . It will be available on the $12 Impossible Supreme Pizza in select locations for a trial run, per Fortune . The plant-based "sausage" comes...

Nigerian Official Makes Bizarre Pizza Claim

Involving British Airways

(Newser) - It made the BBC's list of legitimate stories that you might mistake for April Fools' pranks: Nigeria's minister of culture last week made the bizarre claim that some Nigerians are ordering pizza from London via cellphone in the morning and that the pies are then flown in via...

He Refused to Go Back to Prison—Until the Pizza Arrived

Florida suspect nabbed after 4-hour standoff

(Newser) - "Never underestimate the power of pizza with flavored crust." That's according to Florida's Pensacola Police Department, whose promise of pizza convinced a suspect to surrender Tuesday, thereby ending a four-hour standoff. Cops responding to a report of a possible battery arrived at a home around 10am...

Pizza Delivery Man Bush Implores 'Both Sides' to End Shutdown

George W. fed his own Secret Service detail while calling for end of shutdown

(Newser) - As the country awaits President Trump's "major announcement" on the partial government shutdown, an ex-president got to work feeding those affected by it. USA Today reports on a Friday Instagram post from George W. Bush, showing him delivering pizza to his Secret Service detail; nearly 6,000 Secret...

Science Solves How to Make Great Pizza at Home
Science Solves How to
Make Great Pizza at Home
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Science Solves How to Make Great Pizza at Home

If you can follow directions, an electric oven will do fine: scientists

(Newser) - Not all scientific research takes place in labs. Just ask food anthropologist Sergio Grasso and physicists Andrey Varlamov and Andreas Glatz, who had the tough job of sampling Margherita pizzas across Rome in the lead up to their paper , "The Physics of Baking Good Pizza." The pizzaiolos of...

Papa John's Lays the Blame at the Feet of Papa John

Company blames founder for 10.5% sales drop

(Newser) - Sales were way down at Papa John's outlets across the country in July—and "Papa John" himself is the reason why, the company says. President and CEO Steve Ritchie revealed Tuesday that sales were down 10.5% in July, and said "results have been challenged by recent...

Sports Teams Dropping Papa John's Like It's Hot

Source says founder John Schnatter regrets resignation

(Newser) - Papa John's founder has stepped down as chairman and been kicked out of his office at company headquarters—but the company is still experiencing fallout from John Schnatter's use of a racial slur . Since the former CEO admitted using the n-word during a conference call, numerous professional and...

Papa John's Founder Resigns as Chairman
Papa John's
Is Now
Papaless

Papa John's Is Now Papaless

Founder John Schnatter resigns as chairman

(Newser) - Papa John's says founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May, the AP reports. The apology came after Forbes cited an anonymous source saying the...

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