Sustainability

New Pizza Boxes: All About the Net

New Boxes

To celebrate our 45th Anniversary, we collaborated with Ames Bros on new pizza box art, spotlighting our commitment to sustainability.

A big anniversary felt like a great excuse for new pizza boxes! We worked with the legendary Seattle design firm Ames Bros on playful new pizza box art focused on our sustainability initiatives. Over a decade ago, we took bold strides to reduce our carbon footprint by purchasing FSC-certified boxes, shifting to green power, collaborating with Cedar Grove Composting, and pursuing LEED certification. We continue to elevate our game by purchasing electric vehicles for delivery, increasing our use of green power, introducing new compostable salad containers, expanding our E-bike delivery fleet, and partnering with Zipline for drone delivery. Our Envision Zero initiative aims to make Pagliacci net zero with zero waste.

Our dedication to the environment reflects the same dedication to quality and community that has defined us since 1979. And what year that was! The Sonics were NBA champs, Bill Gates and Paul Allen moved their fledgling company to the Seattle area, and we opened our first store! Starbucks was busy contemplating opening a fifth store, and the Hawks and the M’s shared a recently built stadium called the Kingdome.

Over the last 45 years, the only constant has been change. We’ve grown up with the city we love. Founded in 1979, we started delivering in 1992, opened our first Eastside store in 1998, prioritized local and seasonal ingredients, introduced beer and wine delivery, and recently opened our 26th store in Bellevue’s Eastgate neighborhood. What hasn’t changed are our pizza and dedication to service. We still make our dough fresh daily. Every pizza is hand-tossed. We choose our premium ingredients with pride. We treat each customer with care.

Ames Bros outdid themselves with the new pizza box designs featuring Squatch (of course) netting fish, butterflies, and goals. For those of you not already familiar with Ames Bros, they’re the dynamic designers Barry Ament and Coby Schultz. Natives of the Great Northwest, Ament and Schultz grew up in Montana, where they met in college. After surviving art school, they moved to Seattle and started Ames Bros in 1994. The creative duo built Ames Bros one awesome poster (or t-shirt) at a time. Their irreverent designs are a spirited mash up of pop culture, nature, and music — the art of everyday — and loyalists abound. A good closet in Seattle includes an Ames Bros shirt for every day of the week. In addition to Pearl Jam, they’ve created artwork for a who’s who of rock stars. They’ve done design work for the Seahawks, Nike, Microsoft, NASCAR, Converse, Ray-Ban, Harley-Davidson, and many others. They’re local legends with global reach.  

Despite the global brands Ames Bros works with, and all the rock stars, we’d like to think their art has made it into more homes — at least in the Seattle area — via Pagliacci. Every week, we deliver thousands of their marvelous images to local homes. The new boxes will be making their way into circulation soon. We hope you like them as much as we do!  

Publish Date: June 6, 2024