CINCINNATI - Pizzerias across the Tri-State, and country, will be slammed Sunday delivering orders for the Super Bowl; but that does not mean football fans have to wait hours for pizzas to arrive.
9 On Your Side called around to Larosa's, Papa John's, Donatos and Pizza Hut to get tips for getting pizza deliveries on time. All four restaurants said customers could experience a wait of up to two hours if orders are placed anytime Sunday afternoon or evening. However, there are alternatives.
Larosa's officials said they expect to be extremely busy, but customers can time their order ahead of time -- either online or by calling in advance. The call center opens as early as 9 a.m. Sunday morning, with deliveries beginning at 11 a.m.
Papa John's officials advised customers to order online as a 'plan ahead order,' which can be done days in advance. They warned that if customers order on Super Bowl Sunday, there is no guarantee they will get the order at a specific time.
Donatos will also allow customers to order in advance by phone. Officials there add that the best time to call would be either Saturday night or early Sunday morning. After that, it is first-come, first-served.
Lastly, Pizza Hut officials told 9 On Your Side the sooner the better. Once again, customers can still order ahead of time, and there are discounts for bigger orders.
If there is a pizzeria that did not make this list, be sure to call them ahead of time to get a feel on how they plan to tackle the Super Bowl rush in business.
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