Owner of Fayetteville pizza joint promises students 1,000 free pizzas 'when' Arkansas beats Alabama
Arkansas students now have more than one reason to hope the Hogs knock off No. 1 Alabama on Saturday night.
Eureka Pizza, which is based in Fayetteville, announced Monday that it will hand out 1,000 free large pizzas (limit one per person) to university students “when” the No. 16 Razorbacks upset the top-ranked Crimson Tide. Such a result would mark Arkansas’ first home win in 35 years against an Associated Press No. 1 team and its first victory against Alabama in 10 years, but Eureka Pizza owner Rolf Wilkin guarantees it will happen.
WHEN we beat Alabama… We’ll give students, faculty and staff 1,000 large FREE pizzas on Mon Oct 10!! Time for #1 to go down!
— Rolf Wilkin (@eurekapizza) October 3, 2016
“It’s been 10 frustrating years since we’ve beaten Alabama. 10 years is a long time,” Wilkin said in an email. “Our freshmen were in 3rd grade the last time we beat them. We have been so, so close the past 2 years.
“I know in my heart we’ll win on Saturday so I want to do something special for the students, the best students in the country, that’s why after we win, we’ll give away, absolutely free 1,000 large pepperoni, sausage or cheese pizzas to university students, faculty and staff on Monday, Oct 10th starting at 10 am at the campus location of Eureka Pizza located at 826 N Leverett Ave. in Fayetteville.”
Eureka Pizza will also provide a year’s worth of free pizza to the student who comes up with the best Nick Saban meme. We’ll see if Wilkin will have to stay true to his word when the Razorbacks (4-1, 0-1) host the Tide (5-0, 2-0) at 7 p.m. ET Saturday.