Online food service gives away free pizzas

Heather Mangan

Heather Mangan

Ordering food in Brookings just got easier.

Now students can go online to order pizza, subs or Chinese food, and have it delivered right to their dorm room.

And for two weeks starting Wednesday, will be giving away free pizzas.

Students can go to the website to view an entire interactive menu and place orders to restaurants in the area.

The service was designed to help students avoid busy signals and other hassles of ordering food by phone, said Illise Rose, who handles marketing for

“It’s very easy to use,” Rose said. “We really want students to think of us as an alternative to dining halls.”

Rose said the company decided to start partnerships with Brookings restaurants because of the size of the university and the need for off-campus food in the residence halls.

Starting Sept. 15 as a way to promote the service, free medium pizzas will be given away to on-campus students for two weeks until Sept. 28. Students can choose a free medium cheese pizza from Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza or Godfather’s pizza.

All you have to do is go to and place an order. Each student is allowed one pizza for delivery only.

“We offer students free food as a way to get familiar with our service,” she said.

Even though this promotion only lasts a few weeks, also has food discounts year-round.

“We defiantly offer incentives all week and the specials keep coming,” she said.

There are four local restaurants that can be found on, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, Godfather’s Pizza and King’s Wok.

Ben Dixon, manager of Godfather’s Pizza, said will make more students aware of Godfather’s Pizza.

“We figured it would be a convenient way for customers to get their orders (in),” he said.

Rose said she expects more restaurants will want to be involved in the service as it grows in Brookings.

“In the beginning when you are launching a new service, the restaurants are leery,” she said.

In order for a restaurant to be involved with, they have to deliver, have adequate delivery hours and have a fax machine, Rose said.

Although is targeted at college students, everyone can use it.

“We are open for business to anyone,” Rose said.

Some students are excited to see this service be available to SDSU students.

“I think it’s a good idea because it’s more convenient for students who don’t have time to go out,” said freshman interior design major Ashley Kemik.

The service started seven years ago and is set up at more than 300 colleges across the nation.