Takeaway sells £500 ‘Gold Pizza’ in Barking and Dagenham
PUBLISHED: 15:04 17 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:29 23 February 2016
What does £500 get you these days?
A slim-fit Armani suit, a return ticket to New Zealand, a top-of-the-range laptop – or, if you prefer, a very special pizza.
That’s because Pizza GoGo – which has a store in Barking’s Longbridge Road and Dagenham’s Church Elm Lane – is now offering its more discerning customers a deluxe £500 “Gold Pizza”.
But it’s more than your run-of-the-mill cheese, bread and tomato affair – this pizza comes with beluga caviar, lobster, fantail prawns, white truffle oil and a healthy sprinkling of 23-carat gold flakes.
You don’t just get a posh pizza for your cash, however – you also get a red-carpet delivery and your own personal butler to serve up the slices.
And you can even add a stuffed crust – for £2 extra.
There’s just one catch – Pizza GoGo needs a minimum of three days’ notice before fulfilling any orders.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the borough’s average yearly salary is around £23,301 – or £448 a week – so whoever takes a punt is likely to be in the minority.
But Pizza GoGo’s marketing officer, Antonio Nunez, insists the extravagant meal is no advertising stunt.
“This is about glamour – it’s about the red carpet, butler in the suit,” he said. “We’re going to have the paparazzi flashing away so people can show off on Instagram and Snapchat.”
Antonio, who has tried the pizza, also gave his verdict.
“If you like caviar, it’s not too bad,” he said. “It’s a pizza that tastes of fish. But if you want to be posh, that’s what you have to eat.”
But there’s one final part of the offer – if you order on Friday, you’ll qualify for Pizza GoGo’s buy one, get one free deal.
“You still just get the one butler, though,” Antonio is keen to stress.
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