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UPS needed for couple’s special delivery

Published Jan 30, 2015


Ontario - A Canadian couple are going to extreme lengths as they prepare to watch Sunday's Super Bowl by placing a pizza delivery order from their favourite restaurant - more than 2 000km away.

Lee and Carol Brown, who recently moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, from Windsor, Ontario, told Canadian media they placed the order after failing to find a local pizza parlour to their liking.

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So as the Browns hunker down for Sunday's Super Bowl, they'll be tucking into an extra-large pie courtesy of Windsor's Arcata Pizza, weighing in at C$140.

Most of the cost is absorbed by the delivery fee charged by UPS.

The pie was made fresh by Arcata before being frozen immediately; the Browns will cook it before Sunday's game.

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“The sauce is good, the dough is good, the toppings are fresh, Arcata was the best pizza in town for us,” Carol Brown was quoted as saying.

“We talk about it all the time. We don't really eat pizza here. We've tried it here, it's just not the same.

“We miss pizza from Windsor. I thought, 'I'd love to get one shipped. I'd just like to have that pie.'“

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Arcata pizza owner Bob Abumeeiz admitted he thought the couple were joking when their long-distance order was placed.

“A week ago I got the phone call and I thought it was crazy and it was someone playing a joke on me, but then I realised it was for real,” he said.

The extra large pizza includes cheese, pineapple and ham.

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