Pizza Hut to launch Detroit-style pizza in bid to advance its turnaround
Pizza Hut is jumping on the Detroit-style pan pizza trend as it looks to advance its turnaround in 2021 after last year's strong sales growth. Detroit-style pizza is characterized by its rectangular shape, thick crust, edge-to-edge cheese and tomato sauce that covers the cheese and other toppings. "Detroit-style pizza is the fastest-growing trend in pizza," said David Graves, chief brand officer of Pizza Hut U.S. "It's no longer a Midwest-only thing." Graves said Pizza Hut customers expect the chain to give their own takes on food trends and were asking for a Detroit-style pizza. Pizza Hut and its rivals Domino's Pizza and Papa John's all reported same-store sales growth in the U.S. during the second and third quarters of 2020.cnbc.com
March for Peace in Albany Park
Treja Kelley had been hesitant to come forward after witnessing the murder of her 17-year-old cousin. But she found the courage to take the stand last year and helped secure a guilty verdict. Her testimony, though, put a bounty on her head, prosecutors said. Just a few months after testifying, Kelley was shot dead in September 2019, not far from where her cousin had been slain. She was 18 and pregnant.chicagotribune.com
This is the pizza chain Texans ordered the most from during the pandemic
Amid restaurant closures at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans wanting to eat out had no choice but to order in. TOP Data recorded trends in the United States, finding Little Caesars was the most ordered pizza in 24 states -- including Texas. Despite being surrounded by Little Caesars-lovers, Texas’ neighboring states had different pizza preferences, but favored Little Caesars second. TOP Data provided the top five pizza restaurants by state. Here’s how it looked in Texas:Little Caesars Papa John’s Domino’s Pizza Hut CicisWhat is your preferred pizza restaurant?
Pepperoni shortage impacts pie prices
(KBJR/NBC NEWS) – The latest shortage to hit during the pandemic could impact your favorite pizza. Many meat production facilities have cut back staff to help with social distancing and costs and that’s impact pepperoni production. The shortage is causing pizza shops like Vitta Pizza in Duluth, Minnesota to look elsewhere for the product. “We normally order it through the same vendor every time. And we can’t get it through that vendor so we’ve been having to do substitute pepperoni through different vendors,” says assistant manager Emily Rae.
VIDEO: Hungry squirrel steals slice of pizza from customer’s contactless delivery
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – Looks like squirrels are getting smarter and a little more nuttier. A New Jersey woman was hoping to enjoy her pizza, only to find out that a squirrel got its hands on a slice or two of the pie. The pizza box was left on the porch via contactless delivery from GrubHub, when moments later the hungry squirrel walked over and gnawed a hole onto the box, pulling about two slices out. The woman ran out to find the squirrel with the pizza, yelling at her husband, “That squirrel stole our pizza!”. Fortunately, she was able to get a refund for her delivery from GrubHub, where she ordered the pizza from, according to the New York Post.
Ever heard of pizza cone? Here’s where you can find it in the Houston area
It sounds a bit out of the ordinary, but at one Katy restaurant, its pizza is only served in cones. Originated in Greece, the pizza cone crust concept has been making its move around the world and was brought to Florida at Conny & Connor. Houstonian Angel Garcia discovered Conny & Connor and knew it had to be introduced in Texas. The pizza cone owner describes this concoction as deliciousness. Aside from satisfying Houstonians with a delicious meal, Conny & Connor is all about giving back to the community.
Happy Pi Day: Now go get some (discounted!) pie
This Saturday is March 14, also known as Pi Day, honoring the mathematical constant π. Blaze PizzaThis marks the sixth straight year of the company’s Pi Day celebration -- valid at most U.S. and Canada locations. You can get a $3.14 Pi Day deal with your Blaze Pizza app, according to this website. Also, new Pie Life Rewards members can be entered to win free pizza for a year -- just by downloading the Pie Life Rewards app this Saturday. Finally, new and existing Pie Life Rewards members who use the Pie Life Rewards App in-store on Pi Day will also receive $3 off their next visit.
Pizza delivery driver carjacked, robbed at gunpoint in northwest Harris County, deputies say
HOUSTON – Max Marin was on a routine pizza delivery Friday night when he said he was held up at gunpoint by five men and carjacked. The thieves ordered the pizza to a vacant home and were waiting on Marin in the driveway, deputies said. Marin said he ran to a neighbor’s home and was able to call 911 but the carjackers were long gone. “Both of my jobs were delivering and she worked all the way in the Woodlands so there’s no way to commute to and from,” Marin said. Marin said he quit his delivery job at Papa’s Johns and is now searching for something closer to home.
Celebrate National Pizza Week with the perfect pizza toss at Antonio’s Flying Pizza
HOUSTON – As a child, I remember walking into Antonio’s Flying Pizza for dinner with my family, and eagerly waiting to see someone toss a high flying piece of pizza dough in the air and catching it like a pro. So for National Pizza Week, we thought it’d be fun to bring our viewers along to check out one of our local favorites. Antonio’s Flying Pizza has been serving Houston fresh Italian favorites for 49 years. Antonio’s was one of the first restaurants in Houston to introduce the flying pizza show for entertainment, and they even shared a few secrets with us on the perfect toss. The Rosa family hopes to continue the tradition of exceptional, classic, heart-warming dishes for many years to come.
Celebrate National Pizza Week with the perfect pizza toss at Antonio’s Flying Pizza | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Celebrate National Pizza Week with the perfect pizza toss at Antonio’s Flying Pizza | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: January 14, 2020, 3:29 pmAntonio’s Flying Pizza near the Galleria has been serving fresh Italian favorites to Houstonians for 49 years. The Rosa family still owns and operates the restaurant, and they were also one of the first to introduce flying pizza for entertainment! Antonio and Antonella Rosa shared a few secrets to get the perfect pizza toss.
A family thought they were just baking a pizza. Then they found a snake inside their oven
WAKE FOREST, N.C. – A family in North Carolina thought they were just making themselves some dinner, but there was something else in the oven with the frozen pizza. Amber Helm's husband Robert went to preheat their oven Monday night for what she said she thought would be an easy dinner. "The oven started smoking and I told my boys 'back up' so I can make sure a fire or anything didn't happen," Amber Helm told WRAL. The family doesn't store anything in the oven when it's not being used so they never thought to check inside before preheating, according to Helm. "I was queasy and it was creepy," Robert Helm told WRAL.