Why is a pizza box square and the pizza is round?

@beloved (354)
India
December 19, 2006 3:36pm CST
Why is a pizza box square and the pizza is round?
6 responses
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
19 Dec 06
So you have a corner available to grab the first slice. Otherwise, the pizza would be pressed right up against the box.
20 Dec 06
bcoz the square box is easy for transport
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I dont think so just economics
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
20 Dec 06
not all are round but the box is cheaper to make square
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
19 Dec 06
It's easier to make a square box. It's also easier to carry a square box.
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
19 Dec 06
The pizza is round because of the traditional (hand-tossed) method of making pizza. The box is square because it is cheaper to produce square boxes than round boxes.
@cbdreher (11)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Simply because it's cheaper to manufacture and less time to assemble a square box. Besides if they started making them round, boxes for Sicilian pizza would become a special order item thus raising the price of a good Philadelphia Secilian Pie.
@supremegod (1019)
• India
19 Dec 06
hi - hi
to put the packet of sauce and chips as some people provide and the square box are easy to be transported and do not slip out of the hands easily.