Pizza Problems For Super Bowl

When the Seahawks take on the Broncos in the Meadowlands this Sunday, pizza joints from coast to coast will celebrate their biggest sales day of the year. Domino’s alone expects to dish out 11 million slices to America’s football fans — an 80 percent increase over the typical Sunday — while the NFL’s “Official Pizza Sponsor,” Papa John’s, will have its brand slathered all over the festivities, with pitchman Peyton Manning taking center stage. The in-home feeding frenzy makes the Super Bowl a monster day not just for pizza but for pizza delivery fees — the surcharges that chains now tack onto orders bound for customers’ homes. First introduced about a decade ago, the fees have swelled from their modest beginnings of 50 cents to between $1.50 and $3 per order. They’re now used by many independent pizzerias and all the big operators and their franchisees, including Domino’s, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut. Contrary to what some customers might think, those fees don’t necessarily go to the men and women delivering the pizzas. Find out more here.

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