PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas health official says a hepatitis A outbreak in northeast Arkansas is likely to grow.
State epidemiologist Dirk Haselow told The Jonesboro Sun that other states have seen outbreaks continue for more than a year and more cases are expected in Arkansas.
The outbreak began in February with 83 people infected as of Friday.
A person in western Arkansas has also tested positive for the disease. Symptoms of the disease include fever, nausea and jaundice … Read more at KY3.
Little Caesars Customers: Get Hepatitis Shot Immediately
Fox News – A Little Caesars employee in Arkansas has tested positive for hepatitis A.
Health officials warned patrons who ate at the restaurant between July 19 to Aug. 2 to get vaccinated against hep A “immediately.”
Other locals may also want to get vaccinated as well.
Little Caesars said it would close the restaurant until it is thoroughly cleaned.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure a safe environment for our customers and employees,” the pizza chain. “We are going above and beyond the health department’s requirements, including voluntarily closing the store and having it professionally cleaned and sanitized.”
Little Caesars said the Paragould store would reopen after the deep-cleaning concluded, adding that all employees would also receive vaccinations before returning to work. Read the full story at Fox News.
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Little Caesars – What “Pizza, Pizza” Really Means
Little Caesars Pizza was founded on May 8, 1959, by Mike Ilitch and his wife Marian Ilitch.
The first location was in a strip mall in Garden City, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and named “Little Caesar’s Pizza Treat.” The original store is still open today.
The company is famous for its advertising catchphrase, “Pizza! Pizza!” which was introduced in 1979.
The phrase refers to two pizzas being offered for the comparable price of a single pizza from competitors.
Originally, the pizzas were served in a single long package (a piece of corrugated cardboard in 2-by-1 proportions, with two square pizzas placed side by side, then slid into a form-fitting paper sleeve that was folded and stapled closed).
Little Caesars has since discarded the unwieldy packaging in favor of typical pizza boxes. In addition to pizza, they served hot dogs, chicken, shrimp, and fish.
In 1998, Little Caesars filled what was then the largest pizza order, filling an order of 13,386 pizzas from the VF Corporation of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Starting in 2004, the chain began offering “Hot-N-Ready”, a large pepperoni pizza sold for $5. The concept was successful enough to become a permanent fixture of the chain, and Little Caesars’ business model has shifted to focus more on carryout.
Little Caesars was among the first to use a new kind of speed-cooking conveyor oven, the “Rotary Air Impingement Oven” as described in U.S. Patent 5676044.
On December 10, 2014, Little Caesars announced plans for a new eight-story, 205,000-square-foot Global Resource Center to be built at Woodward Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Detroit.
Intended to double the size of Little Caesars World Headquarters Campus, the new building’s location was chosen near the Fox Office Center building, which houses both the Fox Theatre, and 186,000 square feet of office space for Little Caesars, and other Ilitch-affiliated ventures.
An overhead pedestrian bridge over Columbia Street was planned to connect the Fox with the new Little Caesars Global Resource Center, and workspace for an additional 600 jobs to be brought to Detroit over time.
On January 31, 2016, it was announced that the proposed new Little Caesars Pizza Global Resource Center had grown by one floor to be a nine-story building at Woodward and Columbia Street.
In 2017, to coincide with the opening of Little Caesars Arena, the company launched a slightly updated logo, which removed the Caesar’s chest hair, updated the wreath, and updated the toga to have hidden letters spelling “LC” for “Little Caesars”.
The company also started using the updated Caesar in its advertising, replacing the more cartoonish Caesar that had been used in ads since the 1980s.