Scientists envision a future where crust scraps will be used to fuel Americans insatiable desire for fuel made out of crust scraps. Today's Groupon helps pass the time with $20 worth of cheese-spackled, toppings-topped, earth-friendly mealpies for $10 at Pizza Fusion, an eco-conscious pizzeria.
Pizza Fusion delivers pies in hybrid vehicles, uses eco-friendly cleaning products, gives discounts for recycled pizza boxes, donates to environmental causes, and uses utensils made from potatoes. Its planned moon-base will have a limited delivery range, but will be 100% carbon neutral.
Make your food selection by first selecting your crust (original organic white, multigrain, or gluten-free, which is only available in large) and size (personal or large). Pizza Fusion's extensive list of creative specialty pies includes options for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-lovers. Load up on dairy with the four cheese and sun-dried tomato, a melted lactose-fest of goat cheese, mozzarella, provolone, and Parmesan ($9.99 for personal, $17.99 for large). Carnivores will appreciate the philly steak pizza, a circular way to enjoy the East Coast classic with roasted bell peppers, steak, roasted red onion, four cheese, and parsley ($10.99 for personal, $18.99 for large). Fans of vegetables can sink their teeth into the farmer's market pizza, an edible crust-plate piled with artichokes, red onions, roasted zucchini, and roasted portobello ($9.99 personal, $18.99 large). If you're a vegan-person, test out the very vegan that's topped with crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic, tomato sauce, and choice of Daiya or Follow Your Heart Soy vegan cheese ($8.99 for personal, $16.99 for large).
Pizza Fusion applies its same eco-beliefs to sandwiches ($8.99–$9.99), salads and starters ($5.49–$11.99), and a modest selection of desserts ($3.99–$4.99). Plus, it serves all natural soft drinks, as well as optional organic beer and wine. Delivery is available within a two-mile radius (for an extra $3).
Pizza Fusion was the Best Green Restaurant in San Diego 2009 according to San Diego Magazine and the Best Pizza 2009 according to the Miami New Times. Food & Drink, Nation’s Restaurant News, and Entrepreneur have featured the pie-makers:
- They deliver in hybrid vehicles, recycle and reuse pizza boxes, work in LEED-certified buildings, wear organic cotton uniforms, use ovens that redistribute heat, serve with biodegradable utensils, purchase wind-energy credits, teach kids the importance of organic eating and recycling, clean with eco-friendly products and happen to make delicious pies... – San Diego Magazine
- It’s tough to take artery-clogging fare like pizza and turn it into an eco-friendly, health-conscious option, but North Miami’s outpost of Pizza Fusion does so with a casual confidence that belies its high-concept pies. – Miami New Times
Important Moments in Nuclear Fusion
Pizza Fusion takes its name from a relatively modern concept: nuclear fusion. Here are some important moments in the history of nuclear fusion:
1905: Einstein's famous equation, E = mc2, hypothesizes a fusion-style reaction, while Einstein himself hypothesizes a romance between Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins.
1946: Designer bombs tested at Bikini Atoll create a variety of decorative cloud shapes, including beach ball, dolphin, and silhouette of the United States.
1978: Attempts to use nuclear fusion to prevent magician David Copperfield from appearing on TV are largely successful.
2010: Simultaneous, worldwide experiments with nuclear fusion result in the renewed popularity of player pianos and the transformation of friendly cats into gigantic-instrument-of-mayhem cats.
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