The Low-Tech Genius of the Cardboard Pizza Box

September 28, 2016

How one simple design keeps your precious pizza delivery intact

There comes a time in every weekend when one feels an overwhelming need to order pizza for delivery, and standing in the way is just one technological obstacle. The pizza has to make it from oven to doorstep within the hour — so when you open the box, a warm and delicious wave of pizza-scented air hits you square in the face. Dry crust must remain dry, and cheese, soft and tender.

The pizza box is a balancing act in proportions: It has to retain just the right amount of