Petitioners Want To Ban Cheap Pizza

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The $1 slice of pizza has been a tradition in New York City for many years. A petition on wants to ban $1 pizza on New York's Lower East Side. It is labeled as an effort to promote "food diversity."


And our Last Word In Business is an update on the campaign against the scourge of cheap food. This really is a problem in the minds of small-business people. Think about how giant stores have crowded out local retailers.


But in this case, the giant food is local. It's the $1 slice of pizza, which has been a tradition in New York City for many, many, many years.

MONTAGNE: Now, a petition on is calling to ban $1 pizza on New York's Lower East Side. It's labeled as an effort to promote food diversity.

INSKEEP: These anti-cheap-slice activists say cheap pizza crowds out other midprice options. As of this morning, the petition had only 27 signatures.

MONTAGNE: Maybe they'd get more signatures if they threw in a free slice of pizza. What do you think, Steve?

INSKEEP: Might work.

MONTAGNE: That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep.


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