Photo courtesy of Mellow Mushroom
There ain't no party like a pizza party — except a free pizza party — and thanks to Uber and Mellow Mushroom, tonight's free pizza party don't stop until the promotion runs out of pizza, or 9 p.m., whichever comes first.
"It starts at 6 o' clock and we're making 100 large cheese pizzas, so once they're gone, it's done," says Carytown Mellow Mushroom bartender Grant Ferguson. "We're estimating [we'll run out] between 6 and 7:30."
To claim your free pizza, simply open up the Uber driver delivery service app between 6 and 9 p.m., and slide to the "pizza" setting. A hot, fresh pizza will be delivered to your door, if you're one of the lucky users to claim a pie. Only 10 drivers will be delivering during that time, so please be patient when requesting your free cheese pizza. According to Uber, Richmond's delivery locales are Shockoe Bottom, Downtown, the Fan, Carytown, the Museum District and the West End.
Mellow Mushroom does a pizza giveaway about once a quarter, according to assistant general manager John Watts, but this is the Carytown location's first partnership with the car service. Uber has already taken care of the costs, including tip. All that's left for us to do is frantically, collectively open up the Uber app come 6 p.m. May the most righteous pizza lovers among us win.