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why is a pizza box square if the pizza is round ? Answered


Pizza boxes are designed to be flat packed for ease of storage. Making them square makes this easier they can then be folded in the shop ready for use.

Round ones do exist - Moulded in most cases and I guess more expensive to make because the process is more complicated.

The pizza box if delivered is going to go into a square bag soe the shape keeps it oriented in the bag.

may i ask why is the pizza slices triangle ?

pizza slices are cut into wedges, not triangles.

Pizza comes in round shape because it is easier to to get the pizza out of the box.


It's cheaper and easier to make square pizza boxes than round ones. The production of a round pizza box would be expensive. It would be labor intensive to assemble/construct/fold on site. It would be expensive to ship fully constructed ones, and it wouldn't be feasible for owners to store fully constructed pizza boxes. Plus not all pizza boxes are square - I've seen hexagonal and octagonal ones.

You do know this is the same juvenile who asked three other pointless questions, right? :-/

At least the latter is actually contributing productively to the site, even if the cluefulness index is close to zero.

Yeah, I guess. I just don't see the point. "Oooh, I have 200 questions, more then anyone else on instructables." What now? It's not like there is some sort of prize or something.

Why aren't shoeboxes shoe-shaped? Why aren't milk cartons cow-shaped? Same questions, same answer.

Milk cartons aren't cow shaped because the sheep consortium filed suit to block it on the grounds of that bovine supremacists were being unnecessarily insulting to sheep. "Bah!" they said... " BAH to cow shaped cartons! Vive la Feta!"... After a long carefully orchestrated fight with the COWards, as they were labelled, using subversive social indoctrination organizations like Moo-on dot org, they won their fight. And then there was the soy consortium...don't even get me started with them. If they had had their way, it'd be bean shaped.;-)

you are not a bean your a nut .but i like nuts wanna start a political party?

Lol, wouldn't be the first time I was called a nut, although as I recall, the words they used weren't quite so, um, acceptable. ;-)

I have a political party already, but thanks. Fortunately or un-same, depending on one's pov, it's a party of one. (safer that way, doncha think?)

most certainly i do agree with you there.nothing quite as dangerous as the herd mentality.

:-) "herd mentality"... I *almost missed that.

because there made in italy and there designed by the same guy that made the tower.

these things are not pointless there there for humor which is a very intelligent human activity.

pizza is round and the box is square because it needs space from pizza to not destruct the pizza.


because it is need occupies in space and ti has mass to protect the pizza round .


7 years ago

Pizza is round because if it were square, it would not cook evenly.

actually, at my old school they served only square pizza.

You realize that the answer you marked "Best" isn't even correct...it assumes the box would be the same size as the pizza, which is a poor design. The existing round pizza boxes (and they do exist), are all larger than the pie itself.

Of course, the irony of rewarding a pointless answer to a pointless question is almost as delicious as pizza itself.

because if it were round it would stick to the sides and be impossible to get out but since it is square you can get the knife in

The pizza dough round was traditionally formed by spinning the ball or dough to make it spread through centrifugal force.

I guess most are now rolled out so square is an option.

I once lived near a pizza shop that had round boxes ( round boxes??). They were made out of that recycled looking mache type of cardboard that some egg cartons are made from. They really soaked up the grease. The lids were separate though, which made things difficult whilst doing the drunken stagger home, especially if you are anything like me and carry your pizza under your arm like an LP record.

Try to draw a freehand circle. Now try a freehand square. The same concept applies.

Straight lines are easier to fold and thus ship, so they save money despite the slightly extra cost of materials that result in square boxes. Sometimes you'll see octogonal boxes too.