“Tonight Show” delivery puts pizzeria in the spotlight

Source: Philly.com

THANKS to the comedic duo of Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey, one Upper Darby family is cheesing from ear to ear.

During the March 3 broadcast of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Fallon surprised Fey – his former "Saturday Night Live" castmate and a guest that evening – on air with a large pizza from her favorite hometown spot, Pica's Restaurant in Upper Darby.

The plain, rectangular pie with cheese on the dough and sauce on top has been a staple at the family-owned business since 1941, when its late founder, Frank Pica Sr., opened the original location at 62nd and Race streets, in West Philadelphia.

Customer response to the "Tonight" appearance "started the very next day . . . and it's been extremely busy ever since," said manager Lori Pica-Rosario, a fan of Fey's work on "SNL." "This was something we were not expecting, because we thought Tina would receive the pizza behind the scenes and not on air. We are beyond thrilled. This has given us a sense of pride in our family business, our employees and our customers."

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