Iceland’s President – Ban Pineapple As Topping

Pepperoni lovers agree – the spicy pork/beef combo, beats pineapple every time – 

Pineapple-topped pizzas leave the president of Iceland cold.

In fact, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson says if he could, he’d pass a law banning pineapple from being used as pizza topping in his country.

Jóhannesson made the saucy comments to a group of high school students in the town of Akureyri, according to Iceland magazine,

One of the students asked Jóhannesson his opinion on this cheesy topic and he didn’t mince words, according to Visier, an Icelandic language news website. read more –

A $38 Pizza

New York is well known for its obsession with cheap pizza: the $1 slice, the sporadic price wars, the hand-wringing over each new increase in the average cost.

Then there is the other, pricier side of the city’s pizza addiction: the $7 slice (with a specialty topping) at the revered Di Fara Pizza in Midwood, Brooklyn. Or the advance tickets required for a $25 lunch at Margot’s Pizza, a pop-up that opens roughly one Saturday a month in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. read more –

Loyalty Programs: Creating and Maintaining Long-term Customers

Pizzerias are neighborhood fixtures, serving the community as a friendly hotspot to dine in or to order take out. People tend to select a favorite pizza place and stick to it for a variety of reasons: preferred pizzas and toppings, convenient location, speedy delivery, the atmosphere of the restaurant itself, or for the excellent loyalty program.

Every pizzeria strives to have loyal customers as they are the building blocks of a sustainable, profitable business. Capturing loyalty is the initial feat of making programs lucrative, but maintaining that loyalty can be rather difficult. (more…)

What’s Wrong with this Pizza?

Everyone knows pizza must have pepperoni, duh …


Consumers Show Preference for Independent Restaurants

Independent restaurants are making a huge comeback in customer perception and will outpace chains in growth in the next few years, according to a new study from Pentallect.

The research shows consumers rated independent restaurants superior to chains in 12 of 15 key attributes, representing “a noticeable shift in momentum from historical patterns.” read more –