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Marco’s Pizza Heats Up Summer with NEW Fiery Flavors Menu

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Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brands, announced today the nationwide launch of its new Fiery Flavors Menu. The all-new limited time menu introduces a flavorful variety of items including pizzas, breads, bowls, and handhelds featuring a spicy cheese blend.

According to a recent omnibus survey conducted on behalf of Marco’s Pizza, nearly half of Americans (47%) say their pizza toppings could use some spicing up.*

“Consumers continue to crave spice – and Marco’s Pizza has delivered with the launch of our new Fiery Flavors Menu,” said Denise Lauer, Chief Marketing Officer, Marco’s Franchising, LLC. “Our culinary team turned up the heat to create a truly innovative line-up of menu items that achieve the perfect balance of next-level flavor unmatched in the category. This craveable menu will redefine the pizza experience and keep our customers coming back for more.”

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Starting with a farmers market, Hope Zone aims to increase food access in northwest Dayton

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Omega Community Development Corporation will hold a farmers market June 15, with the goal of increasing access to fresh produce in northwest Dayton.

The farmers market is part of a sweeping initiative called the Hope Zone Promise Neighborhood, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal is to support families in the 17 neighborhoods surrounding the Hope Center for Families campus on Harvard Boulevard.

Omega CDC hopes to expand the market over time and is working to develop a community garden on the Hope Zone campus.

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Local organization works to provide kids with hot meals throughout summer

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As school is out for the summer, kids may not be missing class, but they could be missing out on meals.

It is something that is happening across the northwest Ohio region.

“We have one out of every four kids in our community that struggles with hunger and food insecurity,” Wendi Huntley, president and CEO of Connecting Kids to Meals, said. “And so when the summertime happens, that’s when they become even more vulnerable.”

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Rain or shine, kids in Toledo youth football program learn the game and don’t go home hungry

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After-school and summer programs keep kids busy and active.

For Charles Randolph, it’s also an opportunity to keep them fed.

Five days a week, rain or shine, dozens of kids gather at Danny Thomas Park to play football as part of the Toledo South Side Packers under the guidance of Randolph, who has coached football for 30 years.

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Highest-ranked pizza restaurants in Toledo by diners

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Pizza is one of those universal languages that Americans just get. Even if the styles are vastly different based on the region—like a thin wide slice from New York, a thick square cut with crispy edges from Detroit, or deep cheesy pie in a pan from Chicago—many can agree that the combination of chewy dough, tangy sauce, and gooey cheese is a true American classic.

The growing number of pizza joints is enough proof: more than 73,000 pizza restaurants were logged in the United States in 2023. Yet, with so many options to choose from, how is a pizza connoisseur supposed to know the best place to grab a slice?

There’s a lot of competition out there to become the best pizza place in town, especially with people who have a lot of opinions. The aesthetic is always important to consider; maybe customers prefer a classic greasy joint with checkered tablecloths and shakers of Parmesan and red pepper flakes to douse their slice, or perhaps something artisanal with wood-fired pies served with a thoughtfully curated wine menu. Then there’s the pizza itself. Is the restaurant using high-quality ingredients? Does the taste make you want to keep eating more and more?

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Best Hot Dogs in Ohio Can Be Found at this Legendary Restaurant

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An Ohio Restaurant that’s been in business since the early 1930s has the best hot dogs in the state according to a recent report.

Mashed.com released their report on the best place to get hot dogs in every state in the U.S. Before we reveal the best hot dog spot in Ohio, it’s worth mentioning that we don’t know how this website got its results. The methodology of this study is as mysterious as how hot dogs are made.

Tony Packo’s Cafe was the winner. Specifically, Tony Packo’s Hungarian Hot Dog was the winner according to Mashed.com,

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A new restaurant has opened in Toledo, Ohio

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A new restaurant has opened its doors in Toledo.

Earlier this month, Glass City Steakhouse opened its doors in downtown Toledo at 26 Main St, according to the restaurant’s social media account. During its first week of operation, the restaurant had some setbacks, including a minor electrical issue that forced the steakhouse to close its doors on Valentine’s Day. Since then, Glass City Steakhouse has fixed the electrical issue and resumed its normal hours of operation.

Glass City Steakhouse’s menu includes appetizers like steak tartare, roasted bone marrow, jumbo crab cakes, baba ganoush, and spinach artichoke dip. Also on the menu are soups and salads like lobster bisque, French onion soup, Caesar salads, and wedge salads.

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A new restaurant is coming to Anderson Township, Ohio

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A growing restaurant chain is planning to open a new location in Anderson Township.

Are you a fan of Currito? If the answer is yes, you might be interested to know that the chain is planning to open a new restaurant in Anderson Township, according to this recent post from Currito’s social media account. The Anderson Township restaurant will be located at 7870 Beechmont Ave. No grand opening date for the new location has been announced yet, but it’s “coming soon,” per the restaurant’s website. The Anderson Township location will be the 10th Currito restaurant in Ohio; the chain currently has 8 locations in the Greater Cincinnati area and 1 location in Northeast Ohio.

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Flavorful fare for future generations: J’Mae’s Home Cooking serving up food for the soul

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Jaleo Young is the owner of J’Mae’s Home Cooking. For him, it’s about the legacy and love his family puts into the food he serves the community.

“The more love you put into that food, the better people will be able to connect with it,” Young said.

Young is a Black business owner who has worked for 11 years with his family in Toledo. Being a Black business owner comes with unique challenges, including having a Black business, Young said.

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‘You can’t eat just one’ | Toledo bakery rising to Tuesday’s demand for paczki

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Bakery Unlimited “kneaded” all the help it could get on Monday as workers prepared for Fat Tuesday’s paczki rush.

Fat Tuesday is the biggest day of the year for the business as people come in to buy paczki, said head baker Ryan Watson. The bakery has been preparing for the day for over three weeks.

“We’re doing a lot today,” Watson said. “We’re doing about 1,200 dozen paczki today, and we’ll probably do the same amount if not more tomorrow.”

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