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March Madness Pizza Discounts: Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Vasectomies, and More!

March Madness may not be quite as good for business as super bowl season, but pizza chains around the country are definitely milking it for all it's worth. So if you're watching the game—or, in my case, resentfully watching your boyfriend watch the game—now's the prime time to sweeten the deal with a big ol' cheesy pizza pie. Here's how to get the maximum bang for your buck. More

Colbert: Should We Bail Out Sbarro?

Everyone knows the finest cheese is aged. And no cheese slice sits out longer than the ones in Sbarro. So, should we bail out Sbarro? Well they do employ almost 6,000 people in 45 states. Plus, Sbarro is a mall staple. If they go under, who's next? Spencer's Gifts? Where will America go for our farts and fart-related accessories? On the other hand, sometimes at Sbarro, the Parmesan cheese gets stuck in the shaker and won’t come out as fast as I like. So ... f--k em.... More

Sbarro May Not Survive 2009, Says 'Yahoo Finance'

Fifteen Companies That Might Not Survive 2009: "Sbarro. (Privately owned; about 5,500 employees). It's not the pizza that's the problem. Many of this chain's 1,100 storefronts are in malls, which is a double whammy: Traffic is down, since consumers have put away their wallets. Sbarro can't really boost revenue by adding a breakfast or late-night menu, like other chains have done. And competitors like Domino's and Pizza Hut have less debt and stronger cash flow, which could intensify pressure on Sbarro as key debt payments come due in 2009." [via @nungerleider]... More

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