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Why Does a Round Pizza Come in a Square Box


Why Does a Round Pizza Come in a Square Box

When it comes to choosing the best fast food, pizza is no doubt one of the most famous foods eaten around the world. There are so many types of it; you can have it with cheese, vegetables and what not. It suits everyone, from kids to adults. No doubt, it is easily available around the world, because of its popularity it is the most sought after food item everywhere. But when you look at the pizza box and wonder it: Why a round pizza comes in a square box?

There have been so many answers to this. Let us check out some. 

  • It is simple! 

When it comes to the development of a plain pizza packaging, it is observed that square boxes are comparatively easier to make, since they are made by one sheet of cardboard only. It is also easier to store boxes this way. Not only that, they can be delivered as flat and can be folded in the form of boxes by the shop owners themselves. As mentioned before, it is easier to store square boxes as they are better in terms of stability. 

On the other hand, if you decide to make a round box, it comes with a lot of complexity. Not only such boxes are difficult to manufacture, but they cannot be delivered as a flat layer and folded themselves. These boxes are also more expensive to be transported as fully made boxes. They will have to store these boxes as a whole and will take more space in their pizzerias.

When a round box is made, it is made by 4 sections instead of one and has to be joined by pressing with a special type of machine. When compared with a square box, it sounds like so much work has to be done. You will need to create a separate top lid and a bottom for it to be round. 

  • Complications of around Box

A round box needs more hinges to be fixed. Now, during delivery, these hinges can break apart very easily. As compared to that, a square box is stable and cannot break easily.

A square box has more space to accommodate a pizza easily and without damaging it. You can also easily lift up the pizza. The space inside, near the corners, is used to keep other sauces and items which can be carried easily. Overall, it is more accommodating than carrying around a pizza.

A square box looks more pleasing to the eye since we are so used to seeing it for a long time.

There are pizzas sold in the triangle or rectangular boxes too, but they do not look as pleasing as a square box does. 

Finally, the biggest mystery is solved here. If you have been wondering the same, you got your reasons here. The crux of the story is, to order a yummy slice of pizza right away, pick it up and eat it and forget about the shape, focus on the delicious taste of pizza slice!