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There’s An Actual Reason Why Pizzas Have A Plastic Table In The Middle And It Makes Perfect Sense

By Karly Carpena
March 6, 2016


If you don’t like pizza…then you are lactose-intolerant or something is SERIOUSLY wrong with you. There’s nothing greater than having a warm, delicious pizza delivered to your door at 2am.

When you first open the box, you take in the smell of tomato sauce and the pepperoni amazingness. Then, you take that weird looking plastic table thingy and throw it to the side.

After you are done fighting over the last slice, you both look at each other and say “I wonder what the little table thingy is for?…Whatever”


The truth is, that weird plastic table thingy is called a ‘Pizza Saver’ and it is placed in the middle of your pie to prevent the pizza from sticking to the top of the pizza box. Some GENIUS invented it over 30 years ago. Before that, millions had to endure their melted cheesy topping stuck to the top of the box…


Carmela Vitale from Dix Hills, NY, filed her patent (#4,498,586) on February 10, 1983 and it was finally issued on February 12, 1985.

In her patent, Vitale detailed the “package saver” was a tiny plastic tripod that provided support to the pizza box. The instructions indicate that it needed to be placed in the centre of the pie to maintain the structural integrity of the box.