November 8, 2001 |
Hold the pepperoni. The government wants to drop decades-old rules that dictate the ingredients of frozen pizzas, down to how much meat, sausage or pepperoni must be in the toppings. Kraft and other pizza makers say the rules prevent them from lowering the fat content or trying out new sauces or ethnic styles. Under the Agriculture Department's regulations, a meat pizza must have a crust, cheese, a tomato-based sauce and at least 10% to 12% meat by weight.
March 24, 1995 |
Pizza Hut Inc. believes its new stuffed-crust pizza can save the crust from a life of being tossed aside and boost the company's U.S. sales at the same time. The new pizza is baked with a specially formulated mozzarella string cheese in the crust, which is then topped with a thicker sauce. "It's the next generation of pizza and the first innovation since pan pizza," said Allan Huston, president and chief executive of Pizza Hut, a unit of PepsiCo Inc.
October 25, 1999 |
Two of the biggest names in pizza are preparing to fight in federal court this week over claims about who makes the better pizza. Dallas-based Pizza Hut is suing over upstart Papa John's International Inc.'s slogan--"Better Ingredients, Better Pizza"--saying the motto is deceptive and implies that Pizza Hut uses second-rate ingredients. Louisville, Ky.-based Papa John's subsequently countersued. After jury selection Monday, testimony is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Dallas in the first lawsuit.
February 23, 1993 |
For those who think that pizza tastes better the next day, a company has come out with a freeze-dried version that lasts for seven years. The pizza can be eaten immediately or will last for seven years on the shelf without any spoilage or loss of nutritional value or flavor, Action Snacks said. "You can be . . . in the desert and have pizza," a company official said.
March 18, 1998 |
Pizza Hut said it is introducing a spicy pizza designed to appeal to men 18 to 29 years old, the demographic group that dominates fast-food dining. The new Sicilian Pizza is "definitely not for everybody," said Randy Gier, chief marketing officer. The pizza features a cheese-herb seasoning and a sauce that's spicier than other fare the chain sells. Industry observers said a trend to spicier fast foods is being driven in part by the popularity of ethnic foods.
January 10, 1985 |
Murderer Joseph Carl Shaw ordered pizza for his last meal today and played Trivial Pursuit games with family members a few feet from the electric chair which was being prepared for his Friday execution. "He is pretty much at peace with himself and is ready for whatever happens," attorney Stephen Bright said. "He is very calm and relaxed." Shaw, a former altar boy who confessed to the 1977 murders of two Columbia teen-agers, was to die at 5 a.m. Friday.
February 24, 1990 |
A Hutchinson, Kan., company has issued a nationwide recall of approximately 106,000 pounds of frozen pork pizza topping because it may contain light bulb fragments, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The product was made by Doskocil Sausage Co. and was sold exclusively to food service facilities, including restaurants and carryouts, the department said.
March 29, 1999 |
Sometimes it's hard to remember that pizza, which has become one of the most American of all foods, actually originated centuries ago near Naples, Italy. However, it wasn't until 1889 that the forerunner of what Americans have come to know as pizza was created. That year, an Italian tavern owner created a pizza out of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil in the colors of the Italian flag.
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December 7, 1995 |
A prescription for pizza can prevent problems in the prostate, according to Harvard University researchers. A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that men who eat at least 10 servings a week of tomato-based foods, such as pizza and spaghetti sauce, are as much as 45% less likely to develop prostate cancer. Dr.
July 23, 1991 |
Alex Meruelo hopes to someday be known as the pizza king of Southern California's Latino community. The energetic, boyish-looking 27-year-old founder of the Buena Park-based La Pizza Loca restaurant chain is off to a good start. Since founding his company five years ago, Meruelo has assembled a chain of 26 pizza delivery outlets in mostly Latino neighborhoods of Orange and Los Angeles counties.