Eastleigh residents were queuing in the street for free pizza today with the official opening of Papa John’s latest Pizza takeaway.
At one point the line of eager customers stretched down High Street to the Daily Echo office.
Deputy Mayor Tony Noyce assisted by his wife Janice and branch manager Serjhan Cinar cut the ribbon and helped dish out free pizza to the first 200 lucky customers (and one hungry reporter).
The Deputy Mayor also leaped at the chance to don an apron and learn how to prepare pizza dough
First customers through the door were friends Robbie Wheeler and Sam White who just happened to be passing and noticed the signs for free nosh from the American takeaway chain.
Anyone who missed out on the offer can still enjoy free pizza from Papa John’s thanks to a customer loyalty scheme.
Pizza lovers in the town will now be spoilt choice with branches of both Dominos and Pizza Hut within yards of each other.