Apple patented a pizza box, for pizzas

Joan Terry
May 17, 2017

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Leave it to Apple, that obsessively fastidious brain trust from leafy Cupertino, to leave no edgy design stone unturned as the company begins moving into its new spaceship-shaped campus. Even those working in Apple's café will feed off the building's revolutionary beauty.

The Verge followed up on an anecdote about pizza and discovered that there is, indeed, a pizza box Apple designed specifically for its employees.

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Wired got an inside look at the campus and found an unlikely innovation: a pizza box.

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The pizza box was reportedly invented so that Apple employees can easily carry their pizza box to their desks while the holes on top keep the pizza from getting soggy. Longoni is the head of Apple's food services.

As outlined in the text of the patent, the box offers a "nested configuration" that "allows for multiple containers to be stored in a nested stack, thereby minimizing storage space".

The concentric rings, the patent says, support the base of the pizza while providing an air gap between it and the base of the box. The eight holes are described as a "plurality of apertures that allow for the outflow of air from within the container". Of course the box will be more expensive than the pizza and you will have to mortage your house to own one.

Of course, these will not be proper pizzas, they will be those nasty American things which involve putting fruit or chicken on them, but we have been predicting that Tim Cook will be saying something like "do you want fries with that" for some time.

Read the full patent here.

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