Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

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  1. sweety4you profile image38
    sweety4youposted 12 years ago

    Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

    1. goldenpath profile image67
      goldenpathposted 12 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 image59
        nikki1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. Rombie1986 profile image58
      Rombie1986posted 12 years agoin reply to this

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

    3. Ben Evans profile image68
      Ben Evansposted 12 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 image60
      watchyaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It's easier to handle and to store.

      1. nikki1 profile image59
        nikki1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        hmm

    5. nikki1 profile image59
      nikki1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      lol Yeah really. What are they thinking hmm

    6. NoBSSEO profile image38
      NoBSSEOposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      To stop pizza delivery guys using them as spare tires.

    7. pylos26 profile image73
      pylos26posted 11 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 11 years agoin reply to this

      so it wont roll away when you drop it

  2. luvpassion profile image64
    luvpassionposted 12 years ago

    They're making them square now anyhoo. FYI

  3. Greek One profile image65
    Greek Oneposted 12 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 image68
      mrpopoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I thought that was obvious tongue

      1. nikki1 profile image59
        nikki1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, that was rather discouraging.

    2. luvpassion profile image64
      luvpassionposted 12 years ago

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

    3. MikeNV profile image70
      MikeNVposted 12 years ago

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

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
        Maddie Ruudposted 12 years agoin reply to this

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

      2. profile image0
        ralwusposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        go west young man, to nevada

    4. Csjun89 profile image60
      Csjun89posted 12 years ago

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

      1. profile image0
        shazwellynposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Well, people arent square are they?!

        1. timorous profile image82
          timorousposted 11 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 image59
            nikki1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

            yikes

    5. manlypoetryman profile image79
      manlypoetrymanposted 12 years ago

      because all them pizza delivery places like to cut corners!

    6. TheGlassSpider profile image64
      TheGlassSpiderposted 12 years ago

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

    7. profile image56
      donkey Bposted 12 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 image68
      mrpopoposted 12 years ago

      Maybe we should just have square-shaped pizzas?

    9. blondepoet profile image53
      blondepoetposted 12 years ago

      Because the poor little thing needs room to breathe.

    10. drej2522 profile image71
      drej2522posted 12 years ago

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

      1. blondepoet profile image53
        blondepoetposted 12 years agoin reply to this

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

      2. nikki1 profile image59
        nikki1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Actually that would be cool to see lol

    11. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 12 years ago

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

    12. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 11 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 11 years ago

        Sorry, too many espressos today smile

        1. nikki1 profile image59
          nikki1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          boo hooooo booo hooo

      2. SoftCornHippo profile image61
        SoftCornHippoposted 11 years ago

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

        1. nikki1 profile image59
          nikki1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          lol ha ha ha ha ha tell me about big_smile

      3. Healthy Living Is profile image54
        Healthy Living Isposted 11 years ago

        Ya, it should come in a round box!

        1. nikki1 profile image59
          nikki1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

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

      4. profile image50
        L_Faustposted 11 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 image50
        L_Faustposted 11 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 image53
        Applecandyposted 11 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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