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Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day
It's Bitcoin Pizza Day

It's Bitcoin Pizza Day

May 22 marks the anniversary of the first time cryptocurrency was used for real-world purchase

(Newser) - Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day to all who celebrate. Celebrate what, you might ask? Wednesday's "holiday" marks the anniversary of the day when, in 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz got two pizzas delivered to his house from Papa John's, which he paid for using Bitcoin, Quartz reports. (How exactly he...

Big Apple Is Going to Lengths to Recycle Those Pizza Boxes

The containers of the city's most iconic food is getting its own personal recycling bin

(Newser) - New York City might as well be called the Big Pizza instead of the Big Apple, and Central Park is taking a rather unprecedented step toward recycling the boxes that hold that favorite pie: a recycling bin specifically designed to accept pizza boxes. "People want to do the right...

After Court, Trump Brought Pizza to Firefighters

'It's always special when a president shows up at your place of work'

(Newser) - After his day in court Thursday, Donald Trump delivered a couple of pizzas to a midtown Manhattan firehouse. The former president posed for photos with firefighters and signed the firehouse's journal during the 10-minute visit, Politico reports. The New York Post reports that Trump was met with cheers at...

To Listen to This Song, You'll Have to Buy a Slice

Metal band Belushi Speed Ball's apparent industry first: a piece of pizza that plays group's new single

(Newser) - What goes better together than headbanging and pizza? Nothing as much as the latest production from Belushi Speed Ball, a thrash metal band that's come up with a most unique way to deliver its latest single. Gizmodo reports that the band—apparently named after the drug combo that helped...

This Pizza Hut Doormat Is a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Company is offering $100K in free pizza to delivery drivers who scan the QR code

(Newser) - Pizza Hut will reward drivers who are working hard to deliver packages across the US this holiday season, though it'll take help from people like you. The pizza chain announced Wednesday that it will hand out 250 "Reverse Delivery" doormats featuring a QR code that, when scanned, translates...

No, That's Not an Ancient Pizza
No, That's Not an Ancient Pizza

No, That's Not an Ancient Pizza

2K-year-old Pompeii fresco looks like pizza, but the ingredients weren't around at the time

(Newser) - A still-life fresco discovered recently in Pompeii looks like it depicts a pizza, but it doesn't, experts at the archaeological site said Tuesday. They noted that key ingredients needed to make Italy's iconic dish—tomatoes and mozzarella—were not available when the fresco was painted some 2,000...

Pay for Pizza From This Chain After You Die

Hell Pizza to offer 'AfterLife Pay' deal to 666 customers each in New Zealand, Australia

(Newser) - A pizza chain is offering to bill customers for their pie only after they die—a deal that really is as good as it sounds. The "AfterLife Pay" offer isn't a way to boost sales, Ben Cumming, CEO of the New Zealand-based Hell Pizza chain, tells the Washington ...

Domino's Pizza Gives Up on Italy
Domino's Pizza
Gives Up on Italy

Domino's Pizza Gives Up on Italy

Chain has closed its last 13 stores in the country

(Newser) - Domino's Pizza has abandoned its attempt to conquer Italy. The American chain—which borrowed heavily to finance an expansion into the birthplace of pizza in 2015—has closed its last 13 stores in the country, Bloomberg reports. The Michigan-based chain had originally planned to open 880 stores across Italy...

American in Russia Has No Plans to Close His Papa John's

Colorado native Christopher Wynne owns company that oversees franchisees

(Newser) - Last week, Papa John's joined the companies that are suspending corporate ties with Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. As Fox Business reports, that means no "operational, marketing, and business support to, and engagement with, the Russian market." Russians themselves probably haven't noticed much of a...

Domino's Offers 'Tips' for Customers Who Deliver Their Own Pizzas

Company is dealing with driver shortage

(Newser) - Domino's Pizza has a new twist on the pizza-delivery business model: Customers who deliver pizzas to their own homes will receive a "tip" of $3 off their next order. An ad for the new offer features a customer transforming into a Domino's driver, complete with one of...

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...

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