When you watch the Super Bowl, you don't want to have to order from the least popular and least tasty pizza place just because your favorite shop is so busy that they don't have time for your order, likely because they are so swamped with orders that they resorted to making pizza boxes out of napkins.
You want to have your favorite pizza delivered on time for the Super Bowl, whether it is local favorites like and or popular chains like and .
Luckily, we've obtained some advice from someone who can help.
Jeremy White, the editor-in-chief of Pizza Today magazine, said ordering can be difficult because the Super Bowl is nearly always one of the top five busiest pizza ordering days in the year.
"Halloween, the day before Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday are all big days for pizza," White said. "It varies from year to year, with New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day rounding out the top five days."
At any rate, White is certainly a big advocate of ordering a few pies to enhance your Super Bowl viewing enjoyment.
"You definitely want to have pizza and a few good drinks on hand to avoid any letdown in game," White joked.
Tips for rounding out your Super Bowl party
At the risk of sounding cheesy, White gets right to the crust of the matter when it comes to pizza and offers these tips.
- Pizza delivers variety: "The great thing about pizza is it is the most customizable food dish in the world," White said. When ordering party pies, offer diversity in sauces and toppings. Everything from pineapple to shrimp can be placed on a pizza.
- Slicing up your order: "The most popular pizza is a 14-inch round," said White. "Figure it will serve three adults, so if you have 15 people at your party, you will need five 14” pizzas."
- Save yourself some time and dough: "Call your order in early, and I don’t mean 10 minutes before kick off. I mean an hour and a half to two hours before the game starts," White said. Pizza joints know it’s a big day and they plan and staff for it, but odds are most of the calls will come in at once, White said. If you really want to save yourself some time, pick it up yourself, he said. Most stores should be able to have your order ready in 35-40 minutes and you'll save money on delivery fees, too.
Looking for a place to order pizza in Marion?
Check out these Marion Patch listings, and while your at it leave a recommendation for your favorite pie maker.