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Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Pizza of the Future


He's not your average pizza delivery guy. Dressed in what appears to be a helment found in the basement of your moms house, and an outfit that would cause even the most distinct trend setter to contract a bad case of whiplash, he's there...in a flash to your doorstep with just one push of the speed dial button on your telephone.

Last Sunday Josh came home with a craving for a pizza, so he ordered it from this place That's right...Galactic Pizza. And the answer is "Yes!" Weather permitting* they really do dress like the guy in the above photo and drive your pizza to your house in their little electric cars.

And the best part about it, besides their environmentally conscious vehicles is this:

~All of the power purchased to run our restaurant is renewable wind energy.
~All of our mozzarella cheese comes from cows not treated with rBGH growth hormones.
~We have incorporated a number of organic items into the menu.
~We have the Second Harvest Heartland pizza, where $1 is donated to this hunger relief organization every time the pizza is ordered.
~We strive to use packaging that is either made from recycled materials, or is 100% biodegradable.
~We incorporate hemp products into each menu category, and print our menu on hemp paper. Hemp is not only good for you, it is also very good for the Earth.
~In season, we try to purchase all of our produce from farms here in Minnesota or in nearby Wisconsin.
~We have an in depth waste reduction program utilizing pig farms for food waste and recycling whenever possible.
~5% of our after tax profits are donated to charity.

So it's like "Pizza with a Purpose!" How awesome is that? So next time you're in Minneapolis around Lake Street and Lyndale Ave go to Galactic Pizza and do something good for yourself and the planet!

*I am assuming weather permitting means no snow or severe weather...much like the 16 degree day we are having today...yuck!

13 comments:

Doug said...

Does he have a cape? He really needs a cape? Or maybe a utility belt.

i.marzipan said...
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i.marzipan said...

PIZZA PETE!!

I have a confession to make. I am secretly in love with the guy who owns this place. He doesn't know it because I was too scared to talk to him the many times I went there to stalk him. He is adorable and obviously cares about the earth, with a healthy sense of humor. Could there be a more perfect man?

Okay, seriously... I had a picture of him, ripped from a City Pages article, IN MY PURSE for about 6 months. I just found it last weekend while cleaning out old purses. I am not the kind of person who does this sort of crazy thing, I swear! But I did, for a time, feel that we were certainly star-crossed lovers. Was it the environmental awareness? Or the superhero costume? I don't know, but one or the other had me all hot and bothered.

And good pizza too!

Sandra said...

The website says now serving beer & wine - when do we go? D, I'd love to come with and help you NOT appear to be stalking.

i.marzipan said...

Sandra, I'll go for great pizza and wine but my crush on Pizza Pete has, thankfully, run its course :)

gabsmash said...

no. way.

Charlie Mc said...

poor bastard he must be mortified driving around like that.....sorta like the dude in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" in that "captains" outfit for the fish n chips place...

Steph said...

Thank God. Finally a place where I can get my mozerella cheese from cows not treated with rBGH growth hormones. I'm afraid that might be what's given me these huge breasts. Wait. Never mind.

Jo said...

Wow... if I didn't know any better, I'd say this story came out of Cali! Minnesota IS the new California!

Butterfly Queen said...

I hope the guy wearing the uniform makes more than minimum wage!

mikey said...

that is so cool! not the delivery dude, so much, but the fact that they're so eco-friendly.

i'm surprised there's nothing like that around here...

shrimpfriedrice said...

I would soooooooo order pizza from this guy. Love it! Send him down south . . . he can drive his little car year round!

Eric said...

If you think this is interesting, check out Pizza Fusion - www.pizzafusion.com. Based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this new organic pizza franchise is ‘Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time’.

Here are some examples of their environmental efforts:

- Delivering their food in company owned hybrid vehicles
- Powering their stores, corporate office and website 100% with renewable wind energy
- Recycling and giving customers discounts for bringing back their pizza boxes to recycle them
- Using only eco-friendly cleaners to sanitize all their stores
- Using 100% post consumer recycled paper in all their collateral
- Printing their collateral with soy inks
- Designing and constructing their stores with renewable, reusable, and recycled products according to the LEED construction rating system.
- Serving their food in plastic substance like containers that are made 100% from corn starch and are designed to decompose in landfills in 30 days
- Providing their employees only with eco-apparel made from 100% organic cotton
- Host a free organics for kids class every third Thursday of the month that educates children on the importance of eating organic and recycling
- Donate money to environmental causes in and around their communities