Creative Pizza Shop Will Give Patrons a 15 Percent Discount If They Bring Their Guns (VIDEO)

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All Around Pizzas and Deli

Only in America! All Around Pizzas and Deli, a pizza place in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is offering customers a 15 percent discount if they bring their guns or their concealed-carry permit. Double pepperoni, anyone?

Jay Laze, the marketing savvy owner of All Around, says he got the idea from a frozen yogurt shop in Utah that offers a similar discount. (Can we just pause for a moment to digest the thought of getting, like, 45 cents off your chocolate-vanilla twist with sprinkles by brandishing your 9-millimeter? Quite a visual!) Presumably not one to let a clever trend pass him by, Laze thought this would be the perf way to boost sales. And he was right! He says he’s seen SIX TIMES as many customers since he started the promo; the first one brought in -- wait for it -- an AK-47.

It’s sort of hard to know where to begin with this one, though ARE YOU KIDDING? is a good start. I mean, talk about an appetite killer. If this were MY personal favorite pizza place, I’d be totally bummed. Luckily I live in Jersey where mediocre pizza abounds and a plethora of excellent pizza places await just over the river in Manhattan, so if my usual go-to Wednesday night I can’t possible face cooking dinner place suddenly starts wooing customers with a gimmick like this, I have plenty of options. (Ironically, I’d feel safer walking the mean streets of NYC at midnight eating a plain slice than I would in a small town in Virginia surrounded by gun-waving pizza patrons. Go figure!)

Truly, I don’t really care about the politics of my gun-nut pizza maker, but the thought of a bunch of people juggling semi-automatic weapons and whatnot along with their red pepper flake and parmesan shakers makes even extra sauce seem suddenly not so tasty. I mean, what if someone gets mad that their thin crust is too thick? Pizza is serious business, people! I don’t need to worry that someone’s going to pull out a Glock if I accidentally spill my root beer (which, I think we can all agree, is the only soft drink that can legitimately be served with pizza).

Speaking of root beer: It looks like All Around sells real beer. (I’m scared to even ask if they sell hard liquor). Wow -- pizza, beer, and guns ... what could go wrong?!

Would you go to a pizza place that offered a discount to people packing heat? If so, what would you order? That's the real question!

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nonmember avatar ZMommy

Wow. That's really stupid.

Flori... Floridamom96

I'd rather be a "gun-nut" than a panty-waisted sissy so afraid of an inanimate object that I can't think straight.

CPN322 CPN322

I don't like name calling, but I agree with Floridamom96.

Zenia6 Zenia6

Nope- this pizza place would no longer have my business. 

nonmember avatar bugaboo

Honestly think about it you'd have to be insane or on drugs to rob a place that advertised that there may be weapons on site.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

So the sane people will stop eating there, the gun nuts will get their food cheap, and he will wind up going out of business. What a stupid idea. Any business owner that actually wants people to come up to their counter and wave a gun at them deserves to go out if business.

the4m... the4mutts

If my town had only one pizza place that did this, that is the only pizza place I would ever give my business to again! Fantastic idea!

This blog however, shitty idea that makes the writer look like a giant douche, in my opinion.

the4m... the4mutts

Oh, and that man would be a friggin millionaire in our town. No chance in hell he would ever go broke.

handy... handy0318

Have to agree with floridamom on this one...

Flori... Floridamom96

You know, CPN322, this is the very first time I have ever said anything close to what I did here. I just can't take the profound idiocy evident on this site every single time guns are discussed anymore. I have had it with the way the liberal women on this site treat conservatives and I'm not going to sit around and kindly take their crap anymore. This man is no more a "gun nut" than is the blog author, but she would no more treat him with respect than she would a terrorist. So, I'm done. If you're going to act like a child or bully or a coward I'm going to call you out on it. (I don't mean you, CPN, just 'you' in general.) Calling people who defend the second amendment 'gun nuts' is every bit the bullying the liberals run around screaming about all the time. It's time we show them for who they are.

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