Did pizza help end the US shutdown?

Oct 18, 2013, 07:19 IST | Agencies

Pizza can claim to be the food responsible for ending the US government shutdown and averting a global economic disaster

Senate leaders announced a bipartisan deal to reopen the US government and raise the debt ceiling overnight.

But only after industrial sized quantities of pizza were wheeled in for late night negotiations. At least 20 huge boxes were delivered by a congressional aide to the office of Speaker John Boenher, along with bags stuffed full of sides.

It came from local outlet Pizza Boli's who has proudly laid claim to helping avert disaster. The US stock market soared on the news, with the Dow Jones gaining 200 points in early trade. 

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