Food stamps for pizza debate continues

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Friday, February 10, 2012

A debate about whether Little Caesars franchises in the Portland area can sell take and bake pizzas to people on food stamps has been ongoing since 2010.

A federal judge is trying to sort out a mess created more than a year ago, when government officials permitted a dozen Little Caesars franchises in the Portland metropolitan area to accept food stamps for take-and-bake pizzas, then abruptly yanked their approval with little explanation.
At a hearing Thursday in Portland, U.S. District Judge Garr M. King said that owners of the pizzerias appear innocent of any wrongdoing -- other than taking the word of the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP. 
A lawyer for the Little Caesars franchisees, Jeff Pitzer,  told King that if the businesses are forced to withdraw from the food stamp program, they will have to lay off up to 25 employees in the metro area.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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