Richie Whitt, Sports Writer and Talker, Has a New Pizza-and-Beer Delivery Service
Lovingly screen grabbed from the Pizza Buzz website
Remember Richie Whitt? He was the sports columnist for the Observer for six years before he was lost to layoffs in 2011 and went into radio full-time. His loyal commenters, a real haggard bunch, laid siege on City of Ate after he left, peppering the blog with unsavory comments and a few good recipes. Whitt has had a few other adventures in and around Dallas, but he has just returned to stir the pot again with his announcement of Pizza Buzz, a pizza and beer delivery service he says in the first of its kind in Fort Worth.
It's not the first in Texas, though.
A group of franchised Pizza Hut locations in Amarillo, McKinney, Allen and Frisco have been delivering beer and pies since 2009 as part of a pilot program that just sort of never ended. Ashlie Marquez, a spokesperson for the group of restaurants, seems indifferent about the program. "It hasn't driven a lot of sales," she said, noting only a small group of customers take advantage of the service.
Maybe that's because they're not marketing the service with a picture of a pizza fist bumping a cold one.
Certainly there are already drunk people sitting on a couch wishing they had more pizza, and more beer. Whitt's attempting to capitalize on the already drunk and hungry, offering specials tied to the Dallas Cowboys. A win gets you buy-one-get-one-free pie. But sadly, the beer is still regular price.
Check out his website for more information.
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