The bonoPIZZA Pay It Forward Plan

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Columbus, Restaurant News

Want to see our favorite pizza joint have another brick and mortar home? One with lots of seating and parking? Here’s how you can help. As seen on Columbus Underground (if you have any detailed questions, ask on the CU thread):

Want To Help bonoPizza Move Into a New Location?

Last weekend bonoPIZZA made their return with an outdoor parking-lot setup in front of the old Cowtown Pizza location. Due to the overwhelming response, Bill & Peggy Yerkes are looking to expedite the process in which they’re going to be moving back into a more permanent indoor venue. Bill notified us earlier today that they’ve found a great spot in the Grandview-Area that features loads of free parking, patio seating, and indoor seating space for 30-40 people. The only catch is that they’ve only got around 80% of the funds ready to get the location secured and opened, and are currently around $5,000 short.

Always the non-traditionalist, Bill has put together a proposal for his loyal customers to help raise the extra cash quickly. He calls it the “bonoPIZZA Pay it Forward Plan”.

Effective immediately, bonoPIZZA will begin selling half-price gift certificates in $100 and $200 increments. The $100 gift certificate will cost $50, and the $200 gift certificate will cost $100, making it a great deal for anyone planning on dining at bono in the future. The goal is to sell approximately 75 of these certificates to cover the cost of raising the additional $5,000.

Once the $5,000 mark is reached, certificates will no longer be sold, so quantities are very limited.

Bill stated that the certificates issued will be individually numbered with each contributor’s name labeled as a “bono savior”. If the $5,000 amount is not reached, all checks and payments will be returned in full, and Bill said that a “WTF, We Tried” certificate will still be issued to all who gave it a shot.

To place an order you can reach Bill via phone at 614-441-2880, or send a check to:

Bill Yerkes
1724 Northwest Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43212

I know Paul and I are in – $200 in gift certificates will get us through most of the summer, and I can’t think of a single place I’d rather see open again. Who else is in?

BTW, there’s very little time to get this done – the deadline is April 28th. So act fast! :)

10 Responses to “The bonoPIZZA Pay It Forward Plan”

  1. Brooke Says:

    I was checking out your Northstar Veggie Burger review and saw Bono! I can't tell you how excited I am that they are making their way back. Their pizza is THE BEST! I'm definitely getting some gift certificates because we will burn through them with no problem. Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Alana Says:

    Already sent in my check — cannot think of someone I would rather support…..

  3. Laura Says:

    Hello, yes it is amazing and I hope that the Pay it Forward plan works!! I have NEVER had their pizza but have heard many amazing things about it! I have put in my contribution too! People can't believe that I'm donating money on something that I have never sampled! hahah! But with your reviews and my friends raving about the pizza, I'm eager to try their delicious pizza especially the fungus pizza! yummy! :)

  4. Elizabeth Lessner Says:

    just catching up on this. do you know if they raised all the money they need? excited to see them reopen.

  5. columbusfoodie Says:

    I talked to Bill and Peggy the other night and they said the support they received was overwhelming, and that they'll get what they need no problem. I think they already signed the lease, actually, as while construtction is going on, they're serving pizza on Friday and Saturday nights in the parking lot of the new location (in the former Krystyna's space behind Giant Eagle in Grandview).

    I'm so pleased they were able to do it, I'm absolutely addicted to their pizza!

  6. Alana Says:

    I think that they have reached their goal, because my check was cashed….. :-)

  7. bill yerkes Says:

    hi folks, actually we reached about 2/3 of our goal. But, the comments and support have been so encouraging we're going ahead with it, no matter what it takes. We've been (and will continue to be) set up in front of the new bono, on Ida Street, behind the G'view Giant Eagle on Friday and Saturday evenings. Between what we may earn doing that, and I'll hock my car if necessary, we're moving ahead. thank you all soooo much for your support and kind words. Bill Yerkes

  8. Chad Says:

    I just found out about this. Does this mean you are still selling gift certificates?

    iamchadsstomach

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