“It’s been a weird year, to say the least, and this is just our way to have some fun, give back, and introduce our new catering options all at the same time,” said Johnson. “It’s an opportunity for groups, clubs, or offices to get together and win pizza below the actual value. I know many groups are needing a morale boost right now and this is a good opportunity for that.”
Attendees will get to bid on 12 different lots, including a catering package valued at $700 with all proceeds to benefit The Foodbank. Johnson will act as auctioneer, commanding the event with his best auctioneer voice and a mallet.
“The Yellow Cab has always been host to many different local artists,” Johnson said. “When we started delivering, many of our drivers were out-of-work artists who would, in their downtime, just doodle on our pizza boxes. It’s become a signature of ours and customers are always so pleased when they get a custom art box.”
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The pizza packages on auction will include one-of-a-kind artwork from local artists including Christopher “ETCH” Weyrich, Amy Deal, Megan Fiely and more.
Entry to the auction is free and there are no obligations for attendees to bid.
“We just want to have a good time and raise some money for The Foodbank. Everybody is welcome to just come and watch, bid, enjoy brunch or just hang out!” Johnson said.
There is a strict mask-wearing policy at the event, Johnson said, and tables will be distanced 12 feet apart.
“To be able to start to see these large groups, to have live trivia, have live music and to be able to serve all these people — because food is about people — for people to be able to come together and dine together safely, it kind of completes the mission of what a restaurant is supposed to be.”