Consumers ‘paint’ a pizza online for delivery to the door

We’ve already seen at least one design-your-own pizza service, but Paint Your Pizza takes that premise a step or two further. Rather than simply allowing users to choose the ingredients they’d like included in their handmade pie, the new project from Swedish artist Jonas Lund works just the way you might think it does: customers paint a picture of the pizza they’d like, and then receive its real-life likeness for actual consumption. READ MORE…

Pop-up pizzeria turns saved energy into pizza

Mexico has already seen a scheme enabling those with recyclable waste to swap it for fresh produce in the form of the government-led Mercado de Trueque. Recently, two Danish-based companies teamed up to create the Vest Pizza campaign, which included a restaurant that powered its ovens with the energy saved by the neighborhood. READ MORE…

Deliberately late pizza deliveries raise awareness of world hunger and money for charity

We’ve already seen food outlets in the US doing their bit to tackle global hunger with the Halfsies initiative, which donates to charity when customers order half-sized meals. Now a risky advertising campaign cooked up by agency ONIRIA/TBWA has seen two pizzerias in Paraguay provide a deliberately slow service to raise awareness of hunger. READ MORE…

With each pizza delivered in Spain, books for the Colombian needy

Much the way the ColaLife project has worked to piggy-back on Coca-Cola’s formidable distribution networks to get medicine dispersed where it’s most needed, so the Books for Colombia effort aimed to capitalize on the pizza deliveries in Spain to get books to the Colombian needy. READ MORE…

Custom pizzas by mail with more than 70 possible toppings

With all the “design your own” stories we’ve written over the years, it hadn’t really occurred to us until just recently that pizza had never been among them. Then we came across Panamore and the situation was rectified. Sure enough, the German pizza maker allows customers to create and order the pizzas of their dreams online and then receive them by mail the next day. READ MORE…