By ADAM COOK
Students walking by Hamilton Smith lawn were treated to the mesmerizing sight of a Lamborghini on display, completely wrapped in a pizza pattern.
On Sept. 28, the Push for Pizza team came to the lawn in front of Hamilton Smith lawn to spread the word of their new startup business and app. Push for Pizza is an app that was created in hopes of finding the best local pizzerias and giving them an opportunity to have an app that can compete with the ones that other big chain companies have.
“No one wants to call anyone anymore,” said Javier Zorrilla, a brand ambassador for Push for Pizza.
The Push for Pizza app has the ability to customize your order straight from your phone and pay for the pizza directly on it, allowing there to be minimal vocal communication between the business owners and the consumers.
Max Hellerstein, co-founder of Push for Pizza, provided information on how the business runs by saying they sign up local pizza businesses across the nation for people to order their pizzas.
“We have the fastest pizza delivery car,” Hellerstein said. “We do deliver in it.”
The ‘Lamborghizza’, or the Lamborghini with a custom pizza wrap, is one of Push for Pizza’s biggest marketing tools as they advertise the car as the fastest pizza delivery car.
“You can order in less than 30 seconds and get your pizza in less than 45 minutes,” said Hellerstein as he backed up their slogan ‘The easiest way to order pizza. Ever.’
Cyrus Summerlin, another co-founder, described how different pizzerias become usable on the app, stating that in Durham, Durham House of Pizza and Village Pizza are already on board.
“We rely on Yelp and user suggestions,” said Summerlin.
Built into the app is an area where users are allowed to submit their favorite pizzerias to be included on the app.
Without an extra cost, the app is completely free to download and use on any Apple or Samsung smart phone device.
Along with all of the pizza-related giveaways, such as sunglasses, lighters and stickers that Push for Pizza provided to promote their business, they also offered a free pizza for the semester giveaway.