As Americans, we take our food SERIOUSLY. So we develop pretty strong opinions on the right way to eat some of the key staples of our diet.
A new survey asked people to weigh in, once and for all, on some of the ULTIMATE food arguments. Here’s what it found . . .
1. Should pizza be eaten with a knife and fork, or your hands? 92% say hands.
2. Should ketchup be used on eggs? 73% say no.
3. Which are better: Soft-shell tacos or hard-shell tacos? 64% say soft shell.
4. Is mayo a good condiment? 66% say yes.
5. And should mac-and-cheese be eaten with a fork or a spoon? 75% say fork.
Here’s a weird new discovery about how our brains work. A new study used facial recognition and emotion tracking to gauge how happy PIZZA makes us. And it found that ANTICIPATING pizza makes us happier than actually eating the pizza.
People got 18% happier than average when they saw a pizza go into the oven . . . 24% happier when they could smell the pizza cooking . . . and 20% happier when the pizza was taken out of the oven.
But when they took their first bite of the pizza, it only made them 11% happier.
“This experiment gave us unique insight into our belief that oven-fresh pizza helps people get more out of their occasions,” said Jeff Hamilton, President, Nestlé Foods Division, Nestlé USA. “We were able to learn about how, when and why moods may change in response to pizza in an exciting new way.”
You’d like to THINK that when you order a pizza, they make it and deliver it as fast as they can. Well . . . this pretty much proves that ain’t true.
Papa John’s is running a test in a few cities right now where you can pay a $2.99 fee . . . so your pizza gets made FASTER. They’re calling it “Papa Priority.”
Quote, “There might be some situations where you would like your pizza a little faster on busy nights, when there might be a longer wait due to the number of orders at the restaurant.” So for $3, you get to jump the line.
They’re only allowing each location to take FIVE priority orders per day, so it’s not going to turn into an endless cycle of people paying $3 one after another to jump the line.
And there’s no word on if or when they’re going to expand this plan around the country.
Have you ever promised your kids pizza if they behave or do well on a test? Well it doesn’t stop working just because you grow up.
A researcher at Duke University wanted to find out what would motivate people to work harder . . . a small bonus, props from their boss, or free pizza. And PIZZA did surprisingly well.
He did the study at a factory in Israel that makes computer chips, and sent three emails to three different groups of workers every day for a week.
One said they’d get free pizza if they met a certain goal by the end of the day . . . another said they’d get a compliment from their boss . . . and the third one said they’d get a $30 bonus.
And on day one, the employees who got pizza did more work than ANYONE. It increased productivity by 6.7%, just edging out a compliment from the boss at 6.6%.
For some reason, a $30 bonus actually made people do LESS work. They were about 5% more productive on the first day . . . but did 13% less work than normal on day two . . . and 6.5% less over the course of the week.
A compliment from the boss ended up having the biggest impact over the course of the entire week, and pizza was a close second. But that might be because we just don’t want pizza five days in a row.
This is one of those fast food creations in another country that HAS to make its way to America.
KFC in Hong Kong is now selling fried chicken covered in PIZZA. It’s a pizza-chicken hybrid called Napoli Crispy Pizza Chicken.
Basically, it’s a piece of fried chicken that has marinara sauce, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese melted on top of the breading.
And because it’s KFC, one of the ads shows the pizza chicken being offered with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy.
There’s no word if they’re thinking about bringing it to the U.S. But since Pizza Hut DID finally import that pizza with the little hot dogs in the crust, there’s always a chance.