Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

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  1. sweety4you profile image35
    sweety4youposted 8 years ago

    Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

    1. goldenpath profile image70
      goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Primarily for shipping purposes.  The square cartons are usually packed in cases of twelve to fourteen.  It's more cost effective this way.

      For an alternate answer perhaps they figure that a square box is more "friendly" to barf in after you eat the pizza.
      http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick016.gif

      1. nikki1 profile image58
        nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        There are pizza's without boxes. I'm sure that has to be cost effective. hmm

    2. Rombie1986 profile image60
      Rombie1986posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      easier to hold? Never really thought about it.. Some pizzas are square.

    3. Ben Evans profile image69
      Ben Evansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is hard to manufacture a round box.  Boxes are made by folding.  Folds and bends are made with a straight line.  A round box could theoretically be made but it would have to be a material other than corrugate.  It would have to be a material that could expand into a mold.

      Corrugate is cheap and the boxes are easy to make.

    4. watchya profile image57
      watchyaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's easier to handle and to store.

      1. nikki1 profile image58
        nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hmm

    5. nikki1 profile image58
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol Yeah really. What are they thinking hmm

    6. NoBSSEO profile image37
      NoBSSEOposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To stop pizza delivery guys using them as spare tires.

    7. pylos26 profile image77
      pylos26posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A round pizza is easier made than a square one.
      A square box is easier made than a round one.

    8. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      so it wont roll away when you drop it

  2. luvpassion profile image61
    luvpassionposted 8 years ago

    They're making them square now anyhoo. FYI

  3. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    I trust it is due to some kind of Obama / Islamic conspiracy to take us away from  the type of traditional circle-based pizza containers used in Biblical times, to a more socialist/jihadist square format.

    1. mrpopo profile image72
      mrpopoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I thought that was obvious tongue

      1. nikki1 profile image58
        nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, that was rather discouraging.

    2. luvpassion profile image61
      luvpassionposted 8 years ago

      Check for more on this story on FOX... smile

    3. MikeNV profile image80
      MikeNVposted 8 years ago

      Reminds me of George Karlin quotes... Selling is Legal, Fking is legal, why isn't selling Fking legal?

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
        Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It is... as long as it's in front of a video camera.  Strange, no?

      2. profile image0
        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        go west young man, to nevada

    4. Csjun89 profile image67
      Csjun89posted 8 years ago

      Easier to make, Easier to stack
      big_smile
      why are manholes round?

      1. shazwellyn profile image61
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, people arent square are they?!

        1. timorous profile image81
          timorousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Some people ARE square...I seen 'em on my street.  They just ain't hip.  Y'no wat am sayin'! big_smile

          1. nikki1 profile image58
            nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            yikes

    5. manlypoetryman profile image76
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

      because all them pizza delivery places like to cut corners!

    6. TheGlassSpider profile image71
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

      Have you ever tried to make a round box? I haven't...but I imagine it would be rather difficult.

    7. profile image49
      donkey Bposted 8 years ago

      LOL, it's so interesting invention.
      Because circle is the heaven, square is the earth --> it's the view of oriental people

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    8. mrpopo profile image72
      mrpopoposted 8 years ago

      Maybe we should just have square-shaped pizzas?

    9. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years ago

      Because the poor little thing needs room to breathe.

    10. drej2522 profile image82
      drej2522posted 8 years ago

      and a round box would just be silly...: P

      1. blondepoet profile image67
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Dats right Dre just downright wee--diculous!!!!

      2. nikki1 profile image58
        nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually that would be cool to see lol

    11. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 8 years ago

      Because it's easier than fitting a square pizza into a round box.

    12. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

      http://www.davison.com/creators/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/boxless_pizza.jpg

      Once again someone has started a thread without researching the facts.

      GOD I hate you people sometimes!!!mad

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

        Sorry, too many espressos today smile

        1. nikki1 profile image58
          nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          boo hooooo booo hooo

      2. SoftCornHippo profile image59
        SoftCornHippoposted 8 years ago

        you got any? pizza? cuz I'm just a liddle bit hungry now!

        1. nikki1 profile image58
          nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol ha ha ha ha ha tell me about big_smile

      3. Healthy Living Is profile image63
        Healthy Living Isposted 8 years ago

        Ya, it should come in a round box!

        1. nikki1 profile image58
          nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Or different boxs: octagon, star, pyramid,... that would be cool lol

      4. profile image47
        L_Faustposted 8 years ago

        because it's called a pizza "box", therefore it should have angles. the "boxes" for slices are triangular. besides, if you don't want your pizza cut at the store, the shape of a square makes it easier to cut at home. just try doing that with a round container.

      5. profile image47
        L_Faustposted 8 years ago

        well, i guess a hat box is round, but who has hat boxes any more, and we ARE talking about pizza.

      6. profile image48
        Applecandyposted 8 years ago

        You may find that making a square box would be just a little bit easier than attempting to make a round one...here's a thought, a lady gaga themed pizza that comes in a hat box! LMAO!

       
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