SOURCE: Cono Italiano Inc

October 12, 2010 09:00 ET

Cono Italiano's Pizza Cone Craze Catches on With USA Today Readers

RED BANK, NJ--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  Cono Italiano, Inc. (OTCBB: CNOZ), the exclusive license holder for the North American Distribution and Manufacturing rights for "Pizza Cono," a one-of-a-kind, drip-free, cone-shaped pizza made from proprietary dough, was recently highlighted in a USA Today article titled, "Have You Ever Had a Pizza Cone?"

As Cono Italiano gears up to meet the massive demand for its delicious, nutritious and versatile pizza cone product, a handful of lucky retail destinations, like Pino Gelato in Hilton Head, SC sell the popular pizza cone. As the USA Today article explains, "The Pino Gelato website says the cones are a recent menu addition at some of the nine Pino Gelatos in the USA and that they have been available in Italy and parts of Asia. The cone is a special flaky dough with a sealed bottom that is filled with a variety of ingredients, such as cheese, sauce and toppings. The individual cones are prepared fresh daily and baked in a special pizza cone oven. The appeal is that you can eat them with one hand and they are designed not to leak."

"We're a society that eats on the go and drives while we eat," said Ramona Fantini, owner of Pino Gelato. Fantini knows of other places that offer different pizza cones but says hers are based on the authentic creation from Italian company Cono Italiano. Fantini also reminds USA Today readers that "cones can be stuffed with pizza toppings, cheese -- even barbecue or caesar salad."

About Cono Italiano, Inc.
Cono Italiano, Inc. owns the North American distribution and manufacturing rights for Pizza Cono. This Pizza Cone is designed to be a drip free, spill free cone-shaped pizza made of proprietary dough and filled with freshly selected ingredients. The Company intends that the Pizza Cone will be distributed through the fast food market. The Pizza Cone will be distributed to quick-service restaurants (QSR), takeaways, and leisure locations. These establishments include typical fast food chains, supermarkets, convenience stores, entertainment facilities and sports arenas. Sales of frozen pizza in 2009 were $4.4 billion making it one of the fastest growing categories in supermarkets and convenience stores. For more information please visit

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