Do you know that this tiny pizza tripod can save your pizza during delivery?
It’s not a tiny table. It doesn’t hold the pizza together. What’s that plastic pizza thing anyway? It’s official name is a pizza saver. But it’s also known by many other names. Box tent, pizza tripod, pizza table. And it’s saved many pizza nights. From this.
It was patented in 1983 by Carmela Vitale from Dix Hills, New York, which is known for her gift to humanity. A tiny tripod that would support sagging box lids.
There is a tendency of the covers to sag or to be easily depressed at the center portions so that they may damaged or mark the pies or cakes during storage or delivery. Carmela Vitale, Angel of Pizza.
Savers are relatively inexpensive, at about one cent each. But with an average 3 billions pizza sold in the US each year, the value of the patent is roughly $8 million a year.
Although this was a great invention, unfortunately Vitale’s patent lapsed in the 90s and her patent was quickly imitated. New innovations are finding ways to reinforce the box rendering pizza savers unnecessary. But Carmela’s legacy lives on.