October is nearly here, which usually means on onslaught of ghosts, ghouls, and, of course, pumpkins. But there's another holiday we could—and should—be celebrating: National Pizza Month.
That's right. The month known for all things spooky is rebranding, and you could be part of the fun. Spearheading the 31 days of delicious is California Pizza Kitchen. The chain recently conducted its third National Pizza Survey, and according to the results, more than 2,000 Americans would pick pizza if they could only have one food for the rest of their lives. With 22% of people saying pizza is their desert island food, and October being National Pizza Month, CPK decided to give the people what they want.
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On Tuesday, October 1, CPK is partnering with GrubHub to provide free Take and Bake Pizzas with no delivery fee, no minimum charge, no strings attached. (Except for the cheesy ones!) The Take and Bakes, which were introduced to the world back in July, are handcrafted in CPK restaurants like the dine-in pies and simply require a quick zap in the oven after delivery. Flavors include classic Margherita, Pepperoni, and the infamous BBQ Chicken.
Find your local CPK on GrubHub quick—the giveaway begins at 11 a.m. local time. If you miss out on the free fun, though, don't fret. For the rest of National Pizza Month, CPK is still giving away complimentary Take and Bake Pizzas, as long as you place an order of $15 or more. Free delivery still applies, too.
So join in the #CPKTakeAndBake fun by making October your cheesiest month yet. If you're questioning whether you should order a full pizza just to get another one for free—especially if it's just for yourself—CPK's full pizza survey might ease some of the guilt. According to the company's findings, 40% of Americans would stop dating for a year if it meant free pizza for those 365 days. What's more: nearly half of Millennials exercise in order to enjoy pizza without the shame. If that's you, you're not alone. You know you're already planning on having pizza in October, so save your hard-earned dough and enjoy some of it—with cheese and sauce on top—instead.