The Diaspora Will Be Delivered

From the Trib:

First came the 45-minutes-or-it's-free wave of pizza delivery.
Now it's FedEx's turn.

From Hollywood to West Palm Beach, people in all corners of the country are experiencing pies from Mineo's Pizza House, delivered overnight by the shipping agency.

The pizza joint, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next month, has been shipping since 1999 to "bring Pittsburgh to people's hearts," owner Giovanni Mineo said. "No one ever wants to leave Pittsburgh, so if they do, they want to have a Pittsburgh memory -- and that's this pizza."


Mineo's is far from the only pizza place nationwide that ships pizzas by Fed Ex. In fact, someone with a taste (!) for some off-beat data wrangling could bake up some interesting Diasporan statistics by contacting Fed Ex for information on where overnight pizza deliveries originate and land. Account for population differences (adjust for larger populations in great pizza towns like New York, Chicago, and Oakland/Berkeley - yes, Berkeley, and a smaller population in New Haven), as well as for pizza style. Mineo's is thin crust, and I suspect that it doesn't travel as well as Chicago-style deep dish or stuffed pizza.


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