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Friday, October 7, 2011

Free Pizza from Brandani's!

It's time for another pizza giveaway, and it's a good one - Brandani's, one of my favorite local pizzerias, has graciously agreed to give one lucky reader of this blog a free large pizza, with unlimited toppings. As readers of this blog will know, I've given Brandani's an "A" rating, for its great crust and wide selection of flavorful pizzas, so it'll be hard not to award this to myself, but I promise to be fair.
To enter, all you have to do is visit Brandani's menu page, then leave a comment after this blog post, telling us your favorite Brandani's slice or Specialty Pizza, or just stating why you'd love to win a free Brandani's pizza. The winner will be selected next Friday, October 14, and will be chosen at random using random.org. You may leave as many comments as you like, but multiple comments will not increase your chances of winning.
If you win, I will need your name and mailing address. You can email it to me ahead of time, at rochesternypizzaguy@gmail.com, or include it in your comment, or you can wait until the contest ends and the winner is announced. Be aware, though, that if I do not have your address in advance, and you are the winner, I will give you 48 hours to get it to me. If I don't receive it by then, I'll select a different winner.

28 comments:

  1. I am a long-time fan! A simple cheese and mushroom pizza is my favorite. Their sauce and crust is spectacular! If I win, I'll share it with my family, as they have shared their traditional family flavors with us. :)

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  2. Since I live on the east side I have never tried Brandani's. Winning this contest would for sure give me good reason to travel to Henrietta to try the Carolina Special....I LOVE white pizza

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  3. just plain cheese is the way to go for me

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  4. Slices are amazing, they used to have one with ham&ricotta that was out of this world. I discovered them when I worked in the same parking lot (for Forte Tech) back in the early 90's.

    Since then I've brought many students that work for me there so they can experience the great authentic pizza!

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  5. I would love the Philly Cheese Steak pizza...mmm...

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  6. Never had a pizza from Brandani's before... we seem to always go to the same pizza place. This would give the family a chance to branch out. Thanks!

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  7. i'm a big fan of the vegetable platter! it'd be great to win

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  8. To the first commenter - please send me an email with some identifying information. Your identity on your comment is "opaque" and if you are the winner, I want to be able to confirm that nobody else can claim to have left that comment (not that my readers would ever do such a thing, but better safe than sorry).
    rochesternypizzaguy@gmail.com

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  9. Love the Buff Chic. I get it every time I go to B&N

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  10. Pepperoni for me but I'd love to try a Primavera!

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  11. I love Spinach and Artichokes. Never had Brandani's but would love to try them!

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  12. The "calzone pizza" is sublime. That lofty chewy crispy airy Brandani's crust with the perfect brushing of herbal garlicky olive oil, dollops of rich ricotta, clumps of salty shaved ham that get crispy little burnt edges. Mmmmmm I've never come close to duplicating it anywhere else.

    dgw314 @ hotmail

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  13. i'll go 4 a pepperoni w/ hot banana pepper rings.

    Tomato Pie Guy!

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  14. Pizza Guy,
    You CANNOT use the term 'Super Slice' either in a quote, citation or paraphrase when referring to pizza, without acknowledging SALVATORES OLD FASHIONED PIZZERIA, aka: Fantauzzo Family Brands Inc. http://www.fantauzzofamilybrands.com/, who owns the Registered Trademark.

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  15. I'm always down for a slice of plain cheese from Brandani's.

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  16. I always dig Pepperoni and Banana peppers myself!

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  17. "Anonymous" -
    I have deleted the word "super." I'm not trying to be cute, but do you have a TM number? I tried searching for the term you mentioned on the USPTO site and couldn't find it. Not doubting you, I'd just be curious to read the TM document. Thank you.

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  18. Then go with 'super-duper-ooper slice' Oy vey!

    Tomato Pie Guy

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  19. the fact that you could even trademark the phrase "super slice" is ridiculous.

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  20. For what it's worth, I searched "Fantauzzo" at uspto.gov and all I came up with was the name "Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria." A search for "SuperSlice" came up with a mark owned by an Indiana corporation as well as some "dead" marks that were owned by other companies. And a google search for "super slice" comes up with a pizzeria in California.

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  21. For what it's worth, what you conducted was a Q&D (Quick-N-Dirty) search. If you are going to exercise DD (Due Diligence) at least try to be thorough. I have included a link that should help alleviate your confusion.

    Carefully read the paragraph that begins in bold letters: What is NOT in TESS?

    http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/process/search/Tess_tips.jsp

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  22. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150394536913735&set=pt.27537513734&type=1&theater

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  23. Since I'm not seeking to register a trademark myself, I had no need to, and did not, conduct a due-diligence search. That's why I said, "for what it's worth," because I realized that I might have been missing something, so if somebody like yourself had more information I'd welcome it.
    If anybody's made a misstatement here, though, it would seem to me to be "Anonymous" (assuming this is all the same person), who stated that "Fantauzzo Family Brands Inc. ... owns the *Registered* Trademark" (emphasis mine). What I read the PTO site to say is that a mark can be entitled to protection and still not show up in TESS because the owner of the mark chose not to register it.
    So again, if I'm wrong, please enlighten me (and I mean that, not trying to be funny), but it appears to me from all this that Fantauzzo Family Brands is claiming trademark protection for the term "Super Slice," but has *not* actually registered it with the PTO. Not saying the mark isn't valid or entitled to protection, just that it appears to me that it has not in fact been registered with the USPTO.

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  24. Oh, one more thing - I'm not trying to stir up trouble, so out of deference to Salvatore's, I will try to refrain from using the term "Super Slice" when referring to other pizzerias' products, but I think it should also be pointed out that "Anonymous's" statement that "You CANNOT use the term 'Super Slice' either in a quote, citation or paraphrase when referring to pizza, without acknowledging SALVATORES OLD FASHIONED PIZZERIA" is a bit overbroad. Noncommercial uses of a mark generally do not constitute infringement. That's why you and I can talk and write freely about Coke without having to explain that "Coke" is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company. Now if you are a Pepsi distributor and you say something about Coke, that's a different story.
    Now again, if it's going to piss somebody off I won't do it, but I don't want readers to be misled into thinking that they could get in trouble because they referenced somebody's trademark without adding the legalese.

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  25. Correct. The phrase 'Super Slice' is a legally registered Trade Mark of Fantauzzo Family Brands Inc. and is not listed with TESS.

    Noncommercial uses of a trademark generally do not constitute infringement.

    An individual, group or business entity that uses the phrase 'Super Slice' and is being compensated in any way, shape or form would be in violation of a Registered Trademark.

    If you have any questions in regards to this matter, feel free to call:

    Fantauzzo Family Brands Inc.
    1900 Empire Blvd #255 Webster, NY 14580
    585-259-5425

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  26. I am not sure if I ever had a super slice from Salvatore's but I have had a super slice of pizza from Brandani's (and numerous others). And I can and will use the term super slice when referring to nearly any other pizza since I am not advertising or getting any monetary gain whatsoever by saying Super Slice! I think I'm just going to use it every chance I get!

    Or even better, I'll just refer to any pizza that sucks as a Salvatore Slice...

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  27. I encourage you to do so. Between you and other people mentioning the phrase 'Super Slice', SALVATORE'S OLD FASHIONED PIZZERIA will benefit from 'word of mouth'.

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  28. OK - in the interests of freedom of speech, I'll let the last two comments stand, but future comments along these lines will be deleted. Obviously a lot of people in this area like Salvatore's, and I'm sure some people don't. But I don't need another schoolyard fight to deal with, so let's leave it where it stands.

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