Vote now in Pizza Bowl VI

Staff Reports • Updated Jan 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM


While the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots prepare for Super Bowl LII, The Lebanon Democrat will seek to crown champions in Pizza Bowl VI and needs readers’ help to make it happen. 

According to pizza.com, on Super Bowl Sunday, pizza delivery drivers can expect $2 tips to sometimes soar as high as $20. Domino’s delivery drivers will log about 4 million miles on Super Bowl Sunday, the website said. Pizza deliveries nationally increase about 35 percent for Super Bowl Sunday. 

“For the past five years, we’ve invited pizza restaurants across Wilson County to take part in Pizza Bowl,” said Jared Felkins, editor of The Democrat. “It’s a day our staff enjoys, because we get to eat a lot of pizza and help pick the best local pizzas.”

In keeping with tradition, The Democrat will feature Cumberland University president Paul Stumb as celebrity guest judge during Friday’s employee blind taste test at the newspaper office. The staff will make their picks for best pizza in several categories, and the results will be featured in next Saturday’s edition and at lebanondemocrat.com. More than 20 restaurants, including one bowling alley, were invited to participate. 

In addition to The Democrat’s in-house taste test, readers get the chance to make their picks for the best pizza in Wilson County in The Democrat’s online poll. Simply visit lebanondemocrat.com and click on the Pizza Bowl VI link at the top of the homepage. 

“Hopefully we can open it up to the public in the future so everyone can enjoy the same pizza we will Friday,” Felkins said. “Of course, the best pizza in Wilson County only a short drive or phone call away, especially on Sunday.”

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