What's an editor to do when "hanger" (hunger + anger) strikes? Order pizza. Duh. We had heard whispers of a push-button pizza delivery app called Push For Pizza (free, iOS) and decided that it was time to try it, for research, obviously.
This is what happened: we tapped in some information, pushed a button, then 40 minutes later, a pizza arrived on the ground floor of POPSUGAR HQ in San Francisco. It worked like magic.
Push For Pizza is actually the brainchild of three 19-year-olds from Brooklyn who set out to save the lazy, hungry smartphone-toting people of the world one pizza at a time. They call it "Uber for pizza." We just hope that the app doesn't adopt surge pricing any time soon.
We'd like to confirm that Push For Pizza is as quick and easy as advertised, though the lack of pizza variety (there's only cheese for now) is a tragedy. Since the app basically just routes your order through ordr.in and Delivery.com, there are a lot of pizzerias to choose from. For the truly lazy, the app will choose one for you at random. Our only criticism is that neither the app nor ordr.in manages to send you an estimated time of delivery, leaving you and your hungry co-workers to sit and speculate the pie's arrival.
In what follows, the true story of what happened when we did, indeed, push the Push For Pizza button.
Source: Push For Pizza; Front Page Image Source: Lisette Mejia