Kerry pizza: Savvy restaurateur cashes in on nuke talks

AP News
Posted: Mar 30, 2015 9:34 AM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Whether or not Secretary of State John Kerry succeeds at nuclear talks in Lausanne with Iran, his name will live on in this lakeside Swiss city — as a pizza.

Garnished with chicken, bacon, onions and rocket salad, the "John Kerry mini-pizza" went on sale Monday at an eatery as part of a menu that includes a small salad and a desert. The price? 18 Swiss francs — just over $18.

Proprietor Francoise Tribolet says she thinks the offering will be popular, although it is too early to tell just a few hours after it went on sale. Asked why the name, she says "because he's here."

Tribolet says the pizza will join other — full-size — pizzas on the permanent menu named after President Barack Obama and other statesmen.