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NYPD launches summer menu

NYPD Pizza, a locally owned and family operated pizza kitchen with ten locations throughout metro-Phoenix, released its spring/summer seasonal menu today. The menu features Roasted Caprese Pizza topped with fresh rosemary, Strawberry Fields Forever Salad mixed with almonds and Gorgonzola, and a sweet twist on cannoli for dessert, the Strawberry Pizzoli:

Roasted Caprese Pizza
The seasonal Roasted Caprese Pizza is topped with slow roasted, vine-ripened tomatoes and a hint of fresh rosemary. Add delicious smoked mozzarella, a drizzle of sweet and tangy balsamic glaze and freshly chopped basil, and the Roasted Caprese Pizza is a refreshing take on summer.

Strawberry Fields Forever Salad
Back for an encore performance! Mixed greens, fresh strawberries, Fuji apples, sliced almonds and Gorgonzola tossed with tangy, low-fat Zinfandel vinaigrette.

Strawberry Pizzoli
NYPD Pizza has taken its famous homemade cannoli recipe and turned it into a tasty pizza dessert pie. A thin and delicately flaky sweetened pizza crust is topped with NYPD Pizza’s authentic cannoli filling, layered with sliced strawberries, sliced almonds and finished with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Perfect for sharing.

“We selected dishes that are both fresh and sweet,” said Rich Stark, CEO of NYPD Pizza. “Our Roasted Caprese Pizza is topped with fresh ingredients like chopped basil, rosemary and vine-ripened tomatoes, and we are sweetening up our seasonal salad and dessert with fresh strawberries. The spring and summer menu offers a refreshing escape from the heat.”

In addition to its seasonal menu launch, NYPD Pizza recently announced its plans to open two new locations. This spring, NYPD Pizza will open at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 2. This summer, NYPD Pizza will open a new location in the heart of Tempe’s Mill Avenue District on the Northwest corner of 3rd Street and Mill Avenue (222 S. Mill Avenue, #127, Tempe, AZ 85281).

For more information or to learn more about NYPD Pizza’s ten locations throughout metro-Phoenix, visit www.aznypdpizza.com, or follow on Twitter: @NYPD_Pizza and Facebook.

About NYPD Pizza
NYPD Pizza has served more than 2.5 million pizzas to families throughout the Greater Phoenix Area for more than 17 years. Locally owned and operated by Richard Stark, CEO and majority shareholder, NYPD Pizza has ten neighborhood restaurants and is the only pizzeria in the metropolitan area that offers a private-label beer, called NYPD Uptown Amber Ale™, custom crafted by The Phoenix Ale Brewery. NYPD Pizza is the proud winner of the 2013, 2012 and 2011 Phoenix New Times Readers’ Choice award for “Best Pizza Slice.” Carryout, delivery, express lunch specials and catering services are available at all ten Valley-wide locations. For more information please visit www.aznypdpizza.com.

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McDonald’s will add calorie count to menu

McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries.

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday. The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require major chains to post the information as early as next year.

“We want to voluntarily do this,” said Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s USA. “We believe it will help educate customers.”

In cities such as New York and Philadelphia where posting calorie information is already required, however, Fields notes that the information has not changed what customers choose to order.

“When it’s all said and done, the menu mix doesn’t change,” she said. “But I do think people feel better knowing this information.”

The chain also plans to announce that its restaurants in Latin America, which are owned by a franchisee, will start providing calorie information on menus this spring.

McDonald’s, based in Oak Brook, Ill., already posts calorie information in Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

The decision to post calorie information in the U.S. follows the Supreme Court’s decision this summer to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, which includes a regulation that would require restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to post calorie information. The timetable for carrying out that requirement is being worked out.

Corporate Accountability International, which has urged McDonald’s to stop marketing its food to children, notes that the chain has fought efforts to institute menu labeling in local jurisdictions in the past and said its latest move was “certainly not voluntary.”

The posting of calorie information isn’t a magic bullet in fighting obesity but could have a big effect over time, says Margo Wootan, director of nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates on nutrition and food safety issues.

“Obesity isn’t the kind of thing where one day you wake up and you’re fat. We gradually and slowly gain weight over time,” she said.

So even if only some people are swayed to make slightly better choices, Wootan thinks there’s a big benefit to providing calorie information.

Another upside is that companies tend to work harder to provide healthier options when they’re forced to display calorie information.

“It can be embarrassing, or shocking, so they end up changing the way the product is made,” Wootan said.

Joe Finn, a sales manager from Oconomowoc, Wis., said he was surprised at the calorie information posted at a hamburger restaurant when he flew out to California earlier this year for the Rose Bowl.

“All the calories were up there, and I thought, well, I’m not going to order that,” said Finn, 51, who’s trying to watch what he eats. He ended up picking the most basic burger, without cheese. Back at home, he tries to stick to options where he knows the calorie information, such as Subway sandwiches.

“Otherwise you could be ordering a gut bomb,” he said.

The move by McDonald’s could spur other restaurant chains to move ahead of the federal regulation.

The Wendy’s Co. did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Representatives for Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Yum Brands Inc, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, said they’re waiting for further guidance from regulators before updating their menus.

McDonald’s is also testing healthier options for next year, such as an Egg McMuffin made with egg whites and a whole grain muffin. The sandwich has Canadian bacon and white cheddar cheese and clocks in at 260 calories. It will be called the Egg White Delight.

The chain is also testing versions of the McWrap, which is a bigger version of its chicken Snack Wrap that is already sold in Europe. The wraps have sliced cucumbers and range from 350 calories to 580 calories.

The moves reflect the pressures McDonald’s and other fast-food chains are facing amid growing concerns about obesity.

A meal consisting of a Big Mac and medium fries, for example, has 920 calories. Add a 16-ounce Coca-Cola, and the count rises to 1,140 calories.

As for the company’s move earlier this year to automatically include apple slices in its Happy Meals, Sara Deon of Corporate Accountability said it amounted to a “PR scheme designed to drive traffic to stores to sell burgers and fries.”

McDonald’s also faces competition from chains such as Subway, which positions itself as a healthy alternative to traditional hamburger chains.

McDonald’s, which has 14,000 locations in the U.S., doesn’t plan to advertise the posting of the calorie information. Fields said it’s something the chain is doing as a “customer convenience.”