Punch Pizza

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MN-Based Punch Pizza Thriving After Risky Wage Move

Six months ago, a Twin Cities business took a risk few have voluntarily taken. Before state law changed minimum wage laws in April, the owner of Punch Pizza increased wages to $10 an hour — a $2.5 million investment over the next 10 years.

06/16/2014

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Punch Pizza Inspires Small Business Owner To Raise Wages

A Twin Cities pizza chain is getting national attention once again for leading the way with higher employee wages. “Hi, everybody.  In my state of the union address, I talked about pizza.  More specifically, I talked about a pizza chain in Minneapolis – Punch Pizza – whose owner, John Soranno, made the business decision to give his employees a raise to ten bucks an hour,” President Obama said in his weekly address.

04/26/2014

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Minimum Wage Debate Ramps Up Before 2014 Session

President Barack Obama shed a national spotlight on Minnesota Tuesday night when he praised a Minneapolis business owner during his State of the Union speech.

01/29/2014

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Punch Pizza Featured In State Of The Union

After making headlines by raising their starting wage to $10 an hour for employees, Punch Pizza was recognized Tuesday during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

01/28/2014

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‘Investing In Our People’: Punch Pizza Raising Minimum Wage To $10

The owners of a Minnesota pizza franchise are making an unusual business move this holiday season — raising the pay for all their minimum wage workers to $10 an hour. The move at Punch Pizza comes as debate is sharpening over whether to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage statewide.

12/11/2013

Exercise, Generic, Running,

Best Food To Eat Before And After Marathon

Running the marathon? Here are a few tricks to help break out of the marathon-training food rut and ensure that you’re getting the food you need to do your best and recover well.

09/28/2011

EarthDay

The Good Life For Less: Earth Day Deals; Free Pizza Today

Cheer up my deal finding friends! The snow is here, but we’re ignoring it and hoping some of these hot deals will melt it away before you can ask, “Is it spring in Minnesota?”

04/20/2011

Punch Pizza

The Good Life For Less: Give A Little, Get A Little

It’s the season of giving, and Punch Pizza is offering you dinner if you give a little.

11/17/2010

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Best First Date Spots In The Twin Cities

So you’ve got yourself a first date — and obviously, you’re hoping this goes well. Beyond figuring out what you’re going to wear and how you’re going to do your hair, there’s a much bigger decision before you. Where are you going to go?

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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Best Pizza Places Near ‘U Of M’

For this tough, hard-nosed assignment, I jumped back into and near my stomping grounds, which is the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. My task was to discover a wide variety of pizza joints that students, and everyone else, would enjoy.

CBS Minnesota–11/04/2010

The flowering garden patio at W. A. Frost takes outdoor eating and drinking to a new level. (Credit: wafrost.com)

Wander Minnesota: Al Fresco In St. Paul

Last week I did a roundup of great places in Minneapolis to visit for enjoying our all-too-short outdoor-dining season. Never fear — St. Paul has plenty of spots to stop, relax, eat and imbibe as well. Next week I’ll take a look at the suburbs, so weigh in — where are the great outdoor dining spots outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul?

07/21/2010

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