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Punch Pizza

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Punch Pizza

3226 W Lake St

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

United States

Company Description

Punch Pizza specializes in traditional Neapolitan pizza baked in a wood-burning brick oven at 800 degrees for 90 seconds: seven metropolitan Minnesota locations. ... more

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John Puckett, co-owner of Punch Pizza, a Minneapolis chain that raised wages above the federal minimum, is stumped about why. Puckett met with Obama's speechwriters ahead of the president's State of the Union address in January, and Obama gave the pizzeria a shout-out while announcing plans to increase wages for federal contractors to start what the president called "a year of action."

Puckett said business is humming and Minnesota's economy continues to grow.
"It's almost like you're in a different world when you see the bad polls about how people feel about the future," he said.

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And for one group of restaurant managers from the cities, "We like to get away from town and get away from our jobs and come and experience the outdoors," John Puckett, a Co-Owner of Punch Pizza, told CNN.

You can see when we're climbing everybody is cheering each other on," John Puckett said.
"The guides are really knowledgeable, but what they like to do is they like to teach you how to do it, so they all have us learn the knots and technical aspects of safety and that just makes it much more interesting," Puckett said.
It doesn't matter how pretty it is you just got to get to the top," Puckett said.

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Punch co-owner John Puckett told the Star Tribune the company was not political. "Our decision had nothing to do with politics," Puckett told the newspaper. "That's what makes the recognition by the president and first lady such an honor.

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John Puckett, owner of Punch Pizza, has begun paying new hires $10 an hour, and says it isn't a choice made for the sake of good publicity or a short-term boost to morale, but because it pays off over years.

Choose Wisely Campaign Focuses on Appropriate Patient Care

(Undated)  --  A local campaign wants to ensure that Minnesotans get the appropriate care during visits to the doctor.
The Choosing Wisely Minnesota campaign includes information for patients and doctors created by medical experts and supported by Consumer Reports that is intended to reduce unnecessary care.  Dr. Howard Epstein with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement says that there are a number of common practices that patients and doctors should question--things like immediately getting an X-ray or MRI for low back pain or taking antibiotics for sore throats.  The campaign also urges doctors in Minnesota not to routinely order C-T scans for minor head injuries or an uncomplicated headache, not to repeat a colonoscopy for at least five years for patients who have just one or two small polyps, and to avoid routine preoperative testing for low-risk surgeries without a clinical indication.

School Readiness Improving for Low-Income Students

(Undated)  --  The latest data show more kids than ever are prepared when they get to kindergarten.  A new report finds nearly three in four are school-ready, and Alexandra Fiztsimmons of Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota credits greater access to quality early-childhood programs.

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John Puckett, owner of Punch Pizza, has begun paying new hires $10 an hour, and says it isn't a choice made for the sake of good publicity or a short-term boost to morale, but because it pays off over years.

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