Published on November 30th, 2012 | by Annie's34
Tales from the Tour, Part 3: Wizards n’ Washers (and a Final Pizza Night Giveaway!)
Our Slice of Happiness Tour is back on the road, sharing slices of our rising crust pizza with fans across America. And no road trip would be complete without some fun detours along the way — so, we asked YOU to tell us where to go. And you did!
We’ve made surprise visits to hungry athletes in Colorado, and gave curious students a good look at our mobile Truck Farm in Iowa. We’ve helped celebrate special family traditions in Illinois, and hopped a mile in someone else’s shoes in New York.
This time, we hung out with wizards in Philly and car washers in Minneapolis.
What’s the only thing better than pizza and a Harry Potter movie marathon? Pizza and a Harry Potter fan festival! So, when we heard there was a Harry Potter celebration happening in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, we waved our wands and magically appeared!
Not only did we hand out tasty pizza samples, we also helped young wizards collect “spells” in a fun festival-wide game. And through conversation with excited families, we discovered that many kids who grew up with Harry, were also “raised on” Annie’s. We even met a little girl named Bernie.
Between meeting awesome Annie’s fans, hunting for the “Horcrux,” Defense against the Dark Art classes, and witnessing a big Quidditch tournament at the end — this detour was definitely one of the coolest unexpected stops on our tour.
Speaking of unexpected stops…
When Annie’s fan Ali Gloege told us she would love for us to hop by her family’s car wash in Saint Paul, Minnesota, we accepted without hesitation. Out of hundreds of fan submissions, this was our first car wash request. We playfully wrote back to Ali, “Do you guys do 40 feet long, tour-dusty pizza trucks, too?” (They do!)
They were kind enough to give our Slice of Happiness Pizza Truck a well-deserved bath, and we were happy to share samples of our new rising crust pizzas with staff and customers.
And this is, to us, is what a real road trip is all about — unexpected (sometimes magical!) discoveries, new experiences and lots of new friends met along the way. Thanks to all of our fans for making this Slice of Happiness Tour so special.
After over 7000 miles and 10,000 slices of pizza the tour has come to an end. But you still have one more chance to get YOUR Slice of Happiness! We’re giving away an exclusive Annie’s Pizza prize pack, full of everything you need for your next pizza night, including an beautifully crafted pizza board and pizza cutter, an Annie’s t-shirt and hat, a Bernie decal and coupons for five FREE Annie’s Rising Crust pizzas!
WANT TO WIN IT?
Tell us in the comment section below: if you could take only three items on your next road trip, what would you choose? This time, we’ll choose THREE winners at random!
In our second Tails from the Road we asked you to tell us in whose shoes would you would walk a mile? We received so many inspiring submissions. Thank you all for sharing your stories with us!
Announcing the WINNERS of our SECOND Pizza Night Giveaway: