Former Russian president Yeltsin got drunk and wandered into the streets of Washington DC in his underwear, trying to get a pizza. history.com/news/bill-cli…
Jelly Belly once tried to make a cheese-pizza flavored jelly bean. The taste was so bad that they used it as the vomit flavored Bertie Bott’s jelly bean instead. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Six Georgia inmates out on work detail saved a Deputy Sheriff who collapsed unconscious. They could have taken his gun & fled with the work van but used the Deputy's phone to call 911. The Sheriff's Office gave the men a pizza party with homemade dessert & recommended reduced sentences. cbsnews.com/news/six-inma…
Domino's pizza had offered a guaranteed 30 minute delivery time, or the pizza was free. This is how the pizza chain grew quickly. After many years, the drivers were sued for accidents. and the company ended that deal. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
The first non-Neapolitan to win the World Pizza Cup in Naples had to escorted off the stage by police for fear of being attacked by the crowd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Modern body armor was created by a pizza delivery guy who was wounded in the head and leg after a pizza delivery turned into a shootout. Richard Davis, a former US Marine, developed the bulletproof vest using Kevlar. During testing, he shot himself in the chest 190 times. businessinsider.com/moder…
The deep-dish pizza was invented in 1943 when someone at the small pizza shop Pizzeria Uno in Illinois decided to make a pizza using a cake mold. tuscaneats.com/the-histor…
In 2006, $8 million were stolen from the Banco Rio branch in Acassuso, Argentina. During the robbery, the robbers ordered pizza for the hostages, sang happy birthday to a female lawyer, and then left a note that said they stole 'money, not love' before escaping on a boat. cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/15/…
Pizza Hut had plans to project their logo onto the Moon news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/t…
The first recorded pizza delivery was in 1889 to Queen Margherita of Savoy. Reportedly, she was tired of courtly fare and requested a local peasant meal; they delivered a white, green, and red pie to symbolize the newly unified Italy's flag. She called it "delicious" and the rest is history. foodandwine.com/news/poli…
There is a difference between pizza sauce and pasta sauce. Pizza sauce is purΓ©ed and uncooked, while pasta sauce is chunkier and slow simmered. thekitchn.com/is-there-a-…
Today I learned of Sam Panopoulos, a Greek Canadian restaurateur who in 1962 at the Satellite restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, decided to put ham and pineapple on a pizza, aiming for something sweet and savory. He called it the Hawaiian pizza and his food invention has earned wrath and praise ever since. cbc.ca/news/hawaiian-pizz…
A Florida woman used the Pizza Hut app to get police help. Her boyfriend held her hostage with her children, and took her phone away. She convinced him to let her use the phone to order a pizza; she put in the comments: "Please help. Get 911 to me." Police arrived; the boyfriend was arrested. arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
No ingredient in Hawaiian Pizza originated from Hawaii. The pizza's creation was credited to Sam Panopoulos, a Greek-Canadian who named his invention "Hawaiian" after the brand of canned pineapple he used for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
The food court at Costco makes so much money selling pizza to hungry shoppers, it's ranked as the 14th largest pizza chain in the US - even beating out California Pizza Kitchen, among others businessinsider.com/costc…
On a visit to the US Russian President Boris Yeltsin was found smashed on Pennsylvania Ave. by SS Agents, wearing only his underwear as he yelled for a taxi so he could get a pizza. Twice. history.com/.amp/news/bil…
Sushi pizza originates from Canada. Th dish was invented by Kaoru Ohsada while working at Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant chef in Toronto. It uses a fried rice patty as the base and a variety of toppings drizzled with mayonnaise and wasabi powder. The dish is often served in wedges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
In 2001, Pizza Hut delivered to the International Space Station costing them roughly one million USD businessinsider.com/pizza…
John Candy had only one day to film his scenes for Home Alone; it took 23 hours. He was paid $414, less than the actor who had played the pizza deliveryman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
Frank Carney, co-founder of Pizza Hut, was a franchisee of Papa Johns Pizza and owned 133 of their locations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
2 Pillsbury Pizza Pops have about the same amount of fat (24g) and sodium (1140mg) as a MacDonald's Big Mac. lifemadedelicious.ca/bran…
The Package Saver is the name of the little plastic table that goes into the middle of pizza boxes. eater.com/platform/amp/20…
After years of competition between Chuck E Cheese and Showbiz Pizza, Chuck E Cheese went bankrupt and was bought by Showbiz Pizza, who then proceeded to rebrand their locations as Chuck E Cheese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
In 2001, Pizza Hut Delivered a Pizza to the International Space Station. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
In 1970, Bill Murray worked part-time at a Little Caesars and was so poor he would eat raw pizza dough when no one was looking. dazeddigital.com/artsandc…
Because Taco Bell is not well known outside the United States, the movie Demolition Man has every spoken/graphic mention of "Taco Bell" removed and replaced with "Pizza Hut" for international releases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
The Barstool Sports / One bite pizza review guy is worth $450 Million newsweek.com/dave-portnoy…
Digiorno Pizza goes by the name Delissio in Canada with the tagline "it's not delivery, it's Delissio." madewithnestle.ca/delissi…
Hawaiian Pizza was not invented in Hawaii, but rather by a Greek-Canadian in Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1962 cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/…
The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada, and is the most popular pizza in Australia, accounting for 15% of pizza sales atlasobscura.com/articles…
Reindeer meat is actually some of the healthiest meat out there. It contains way less fat than beef, and Norwegians are known to eat smoked reindeer, grilled reindeer, reindeer pizza and reindeer tartare melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
Stuffed pizza came along in Chicago 1974 when Nancy's and Giordano's both opened their doors. They claim that their recipes came from old family recipes from Italy of scarciedda or Easter pies. thespruceeats.com/chicago…
Before the 20th century, Pizza was a sweet dish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
An amateur sign language interpreter signed mostly gibberish in a Hurricane Irma update. Manatee County typically used professionals but instead asked a lifeguard whose brother is deaf. Deaf viewers said he signed "pizza," "monsters," & the phrase: "help you at that time to use bear big." al.com/news/2017/09/sign_…
In the 1980's the yellow pages aired an advert in Britain. The ad saw a pregnant woman with cravings ask her husband for a pizza with tuna fish and banana. Thousands of people tried to place orders for this weird combination of toppings, prompting Domino's to put it on the menu. youtu.be/d6oKNn1oArk
Dominos Pizza awards all store managers who achieve $25,000 in sales a week for four consecutive weeks with a customized Rolex watch, in a contest called "The Rolex Challenge". nypost.com/2016/11/18/yes…
A pizza company, Zume Pizza uses robots for many stages of pizza production. The pizzas are cooked en route in a van equipped with 56 GPS-equipped automated ovens, timed to be ready shortly before arrival at the address, and are then sliced by a self-cleaning robot cutter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zum…
Italian police officers posed as "pizza delivery boys" in order to arrest mafia boss Roberto Manganiello of Naples’ notorious Camorra mafia, listed as β€œone of Italy’s 100 most dangerous criminals” as he watched football in his apartment. He offered no resistance to the fake "delivery boys." theguardian.com/world/201…
Pizza Hut was the first restaurant to test online ordering for delivery, PizzaNet was created in 1994 and serviced Santa Cruz, California. The site can still be visited today. thehistoryoftheweb.com/po…
Today I learned Mikhail Gorbachev did ads for Pizza Hut getpocket.com/explore/ite…
People with visual disability cannot read 'normal' pdf documents. A normal/regular pdf file has to be converted to an 'accessible' pdf so that the blind can read its contents properly. Domino’s pizza was sued recently because its app was inaccessible to a blind user. commonlook.com/difference…
The tomato, once nicknamed "poison apple," was feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years until pizzas were invented in Naples, Italy around 1880 and tomato sauce became a key ingredient. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
American fast food companies are banned from Iran, so the country is home to many knock-off fast food joints with similar branding and food, such as "Mash Donalds", and "Pizza Hot". Lawsuits from major corporations are rare due to the American/Iranian relationship and Iranian trademark law. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Hawaiian pizza originated in Canada in 1962 mentalfloss.com/article/5…
There's so much concern about violence in Brazilian cities that some gated residences have "pizza holes," so that delivery people can hand pizzas in through gaps in a gate radicalurbanist.substack.…
National Pizza Month observance began in October 1984, and was created by Gerry Durnell, the publisher of Pizza Today magazine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The Greek Key design, on the toga the mascot for Little Caesars Pizza wears, is actually the initials LC for Little Caesars. littlecaesars.com
In 2018 the Domino’s in Russia offered up to 100 free pizzas every year for 100 years if a customer got the Domino’s logo tattooed visibly on their body. Initially intended to last a month the promotion proved to be so popular Domino’s ended it after a week with 350 accepted winners. time.com/5388976/dominos-…
Apple has a patent for a round pizza box and has been using these boxes in their Campus cafeteria for years. theverge.com/2017/5/16/15…
The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada, and is the most popular pizza in Australia, accounting for 15% of pizza sales. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
The Midwest based pizza chain Rocky Rococo was sued by comedy troupe The Firesign Theater in 1985 for Copyright infringement over the chain's name. Firesign Theater lost its case because the troupe visited the flagship store in 1975 and reacted with good humor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
In 2015, Cheryl Treadway, a Florida woman, was being held hostage by her boyfriend, Nickerson. He didn't allow her make calls or write texts, so she used the Pizza Hut app to send a discreet call for help. Police arrived at the location and she was released. people.com/crime/cheryl-t…
Kathy Ireland, former SI Swimsuit Cover Model and successful businesswoman, had to take voice lessons to deepen her voice because, among other reasons, she couldn't order a pizza because no one would believe she was old enough. people.com/archive/chatte…
In the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics, the turtles enjoyed beer and not pizza youtu.be/VLZlPPzWp0o
In the European release of Demolition Man (1993), all references to Taco Bell are replaced with Pizza Hut. It seems this is with the exception of the original UK release for some reason. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
There are three locations where you can still get pizza from McDonald's in the Usa businessinsider.com/mcdon…
There is a KFC and a Pizza Hut next to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx techeblog.com/amazing-loo…
According to EU law, β€šPizza Napoletanaβ€˜ β€žemits a characteristic aroma which is deliciously fragrant.β€œ Besides other regulations, it also β€žmust be tender, elastic and easily foldable into four.β€œ eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-c…
The first pizza delivered in space was in 2001 by Pizza Hut businessinsider.com/pizza…
Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant, who was inspired by Chinese food to put a South American ingredient on an Italian dish, that went on to be most popular in Australia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
In 2012 Pizza Hut planned to release a limited edition perfume that that smelled like fresh dough. Thousands responded requesting the perfume for themselves but only 110 bottles were produced and shared with lucky Facebook fans who won a bottle. The packaging resembled mini pizza boxes. cnbc.com/id/100283016
Wolfgang Puck got his idea for frozen pizzas from Johnny Carson bonappetit.com/people/cel…
The younger generations in Norway have coined the term β€œfredagstaco” to describe the cultural phenomenon of starting the weekend off with a servingβ€”or twoβ€”of tacos. The taco is by far the most popular dinner on Friday in Norwayβ€”even surpassing the infamous frozen Grandiosa pizza. norwegianamerican.com/foo…
A man was saved by not ordering Domino’s pizza. After 7 years of ordering everyday, the lack of an order got the store worried. Delivery driver stopped by his house to find him β€œcrying for help.” huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Today I learned about pizza farms, where all the ingredients needed for pizza are grown in wedge shaped plots. huffingtonpost.com.au/201…
The busiest day Dominos Pizza ever had wasn't thanks to a Super Bowl but the O.J. Simpson Bronco Chase businessinsider.com/how-o…
Pizza Hut delivered to the International Space Station. In 2001, they paid Russia $1 million dollars to transport the pizza into space. businessinsider.com/pizza…
Deep-fried pizza is a normal snack in Scotland, it is called Pizza crunch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
The term pizza was first recorded in the 10th century in a Latin manuscript from the Southern Italian town of Gaeta, several hundred years before tomatoes arrived in Italy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
Funiculi Funicula (the Pizza time song) was partially written as a joke song to commemorate the first building of a funicular railway on mount Vesuvius in 1880, and after its presentation many people mistook it as a traditional Italian folk song en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun…
One of the most famous anime in Japan, "Code Geass", is sponsored by Pizza Hut. codegeass.fandom.com/wiki…
The dealership F & R auto, who got famous for harassing a pizza delivery guy, have lost their license to sell vehicles. heraldnews.com/news/20170…
The same man created The Bigfoot and Stuffed Crust Pizza at Pizza Hut, McGriddles and Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait at McDonald’s and Smashfries, Veggie Frites, The burger and grilled chicken at Smashburger firstwefeast.com/eat/2012…
John Carmack would ask for a medium pepperoni pizza from Domino's Pizza almost every day, during his time at id Software, and it was even carried by the same delivery person for more than 15 years. Carmack is such a regular customer that they still charge him 1995 prices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Joe's Pizza from Spider-Man 2 (2004) is a real place en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
The controversial pineapple topping on pizza actually originates from Canada in 1962. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Dominos Pizza ended the "30 Minutes or it's Free" guarantee, in the 1980s, after a delivery driver killed a woman trying to meet the time constraint. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom…
Oregano was practically unheard of in the U.S. until American G.I.s in WWII returned from Italy with a taste for the "pizza herb" npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Americans eat 100 acres of pizza everyday Thats 350 slices every second! theatlantic.com/entertain…
Lady Gaga once bought $1000 worth of pizzas for fans waiting in line for her. people.com/celebrity/lady…
Domino's Pizza locations in Scotland have official, registered tartans for employees who would prefer to wear a kilt. tartanregister.gov.uk/tar…
13% of the US population consumes pizza on any given day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
One particular frozen pizza brand sells about 28 mln units every year in Norway alone (who has 5 mln people) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Little Caesars was the fastest growing pizza chain in the U.S. – based on net number of stores added each year between 2008-2015. littlecaesars.com/en-us/r…
There's a pizza with a sunny side up egg on top called bismarck pizza tasteatlas.com/bismarck-p…
Paul McCartney once ordered a pizza to be flown from New York to London. It was delivered by Concorde. newstatesman.com/culture/…
Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino's Pizza, was a Catholic. After he sold it for $1 billion in 1998, he spent his fortune promoting the pro-life movement and teachings on "combating the nation's 'moral crisis'". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Hawaiian pizza is actually a Canadian invention, it was invented by Sam Panopoulos, who first served pineapple on pizza at Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario. foodnetwork.ca/shows/grea…
Garfield's favorite food was almost pizza because illustrator Jim Davis said: "it's easier to draw than lasagna." garfield.fandom.com/wiki/…
McDonald's used to sell their own pizzas. mcdonalds.fandom.com/wiki…
The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada, and is the most popular pizza in Australia, accounting for 15% of pizza sales. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
In 2013, a Pizza Hut GM Stood Up and Refused to Force His Employees to Work Thanksgiving, Believing They Should Get to Spend Time With Family Instead. cnn.com/2013/11/28/us/piz…
After accidentally buying a Rat costume instead of a Coyote costume, Chuck E. Cheese's founder nearly named the chain "Rick Rat's Pizza" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Today I learned about Garlic Fingers, garlic bread w/cheese made on pizza dough, that every single pizza shop in Atlantic Canada has as a main menu item. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Because of a surplus of whole milk and milk fat, The USDA has worked with restaurants to expand their menus with cheese-laden products, including paying for a $12 million marketing campaign for Domino's to develop a new line of pizzas with 40% more cheese. nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us…
The cheese used by major pizza companies (Dominoes, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut) is monopolized by a single cheese company, Leprino Foods, which has control over 85% of the pizza cheese market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lep…
After Domino's admitted their pizza tasted bad in 2010 and reinvented their pizza, The company's stocks have outperformed every large tech company in the past decade. hbr.org/2016/11/how-domin…
If you're ordering and paying for extra ingredients at an U.S. restaurant you're paying on the average a 426% mark-up for extra sour cream, 417% for cheese on a burger, and 525% for any ingredients on a pizza. An unidentified pizza chain has a 636% mark up for meat in their "meat-laden" pizza. time.com/money/4734877/re…
On average, globally, pizza took longer to deliver than cocaine. 30% of people who had cocaine delivered said it arrived in less than 30 minutes, compared to 16 % who had pizza delivered in less than half an hour abc.net.au/triplej/progra…
The "Spiderman Pizza Theme" is actually a Neapolitan song from 1880 commemorating a funicular railway running up Mount Vesuvius en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun…

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