Find the pope on the pizza box

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 Amanda Farese, director of marketing for Savona-Stavola, who is also an artist on the side, drew the picture of Pope Francis that adorns the box. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Amanda Farese, director of marketing for Savona-Stavola, who is also an artist on the side, drew the picture of Pope Francis that adorns the box. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

A limited edition pizza box with a drawing of the pope is doing big business. 

Savona-Stavola Foods in West Deptford, a restaurant supply company,  has made about a million boxes with the pope’s likeness on them.  

Amanda Farese, director of marketing for Savona-Stavola, who is also an artist on the side, drew the picture of Pope Francis that adorns the box.

“We supply whatever they need for the restaurant, and that includes pizza boxes,” she said. “It wasn’t to do anything for a profit for this, it was just we just ran this one instead of the one we normally do.”

With so many boxes printed, what happens to any leftovers?  Farese said she doesn’t think that will be a problem.

“I don’t know that we are going to have any extra boxes.”

But at least one pizza shop owner sent back the papal boxes, saying he doesn’t think Pope Francis would approve.

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