Mad pizza rush for State of Origin
IN 17 years as an interstate truck driver Craig Brown saw plenty.
But nothing compared, he said, to the mad rush for pizza on State of Origin nights.
“It’s the biggest night of the year – absolutely hectic,” Mr Brown said.
Mr Brown’s Eagle Boys franchise at Goonellabah will be abuzztonight.
Fourteen staff are expected to turn out about 500 pizzas at a peak rate of about 200 an hour – more than twice as many as a regular Wednesday.
The lone delivery driver will have at least three team-mates to help meet the demand.
Encouraging footy fans to stay on the couch tonight, Mr Brown isoffering free delivery for orders of more than $30.
“Stay at home and have a beer and we will deliver the pizza hot and fresh to your door,” he said.
Those who do head to the shop in person may face a long wait, but it will be worth it.
“Ready Fresh Go pizzas are $6.95 a pop for pick-up,” he said.
“But anyone who comes in wearing Origin supporter gear can have them for $5.95 – even Queenslanders.”
Mr Brown urges pizza eaters to get in early with their orders and ensure they are settled on the couch for the game one kick-off.
“It’s going to be frantic – there will be almost as much action here as on the footy field,” he said.