Protest in Wisconsin — Get Some Pizza!
The Wisconsin protesters have been getting huge amounts of support not just from others in the state, but across the rest of the country, too. And as the protests continue, new and unusual “solidarity” signs are cropping up.
Via the Wisconsin State Journal:
[S]taff at Ian’s Pizza one block west of the Capitol said Friday a couple dozen of their pies have gone to protesters — purchased by supporters from coast to coast.
People have called in orders from New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Illinois, Arizona and California, said Nick Stratman, a manager at Ian’s.
Brendan Wilson, another manager, said a call came in Thursday night from someone in San Francisco who ordered $300 worth of pizza.
For the out-of-state orders, which began Tuesday, Stratman said the restaurant takes the first name and location of the person placing the order so employees delivering the pizzas can announce to hungry protesters who and where they’re from. They’ve been received “very well,” Stratman said.
How popular have these “solidarity pizzas” become? Ian’s has had to cut off their other customers to keep the donated pizzas moving.
This was just posted on Ian’s Facebook Wall:
This is astounding! As of right now, Ian’s Pizza on State’s normal in-store and delivery operations are on hold — due to the high volume of calls, we are only processing orders donated to the protesters. By our (rather harried) count, we’ve heard from 30 states and 5 countries (including Egypt, Korea, and our northern friends, Canada). Wow. Thank you! To our regular customers: We really apologize, but… wow.
How’s that for protest?
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