You could argue that New York City produces some of the cheesiest, crustiest, most mouth-watering pizza in America. So, when news broke about The NYC Pizza Festival, people were understandably excited.
It billed itself as a 'day-long celebration of the dough, cheese, tasty sauces and delicious toppings'. But the tickets weren't cheap if you wanted to go for the whole event, costing a whopping $75 (£52). Despite the high price, event organisers were promising it would be money well spent.
However, in the lead up to the highly anticipated day, the event posted a message to its Facebook page, saying: "Hi guys, we've been hit by an incredible amount of delays in pizza delivery. Fresh, diverse, and delicious pizza was supposed to be delivered every 30 minutes. A make-up tasting will be announced shortly.
"Please do not come for the rest of the night's tastings. Apologies for inconvenience."
But people turned up. And they were pissed off at what they found.
Strangely, there was a Burger Festival advertised at the same place and time as the Pizza Festival, with entry admission costing up to $69 (£59).
Some people who contacted the Pizza Festival organisers were told that Hangry Garden, a party supply and rental shop, was to blame. However, the Brooklyn company issued a statement on Facebook clarifying who the finger should be pointed at.
A Facebook group, set up to gather complainants for a lawsuit, says: "This was a rotten scam, they promoted this as a pizza festival and a hamburger festival. People who arrived early said there were about five pies cut into micro slices of really bad pizza. There were no hamburgers! Clearly this is a scam and the organizers should be held accountable."
People haven't held back when describing their sheer disappointment at the event.
But others weren't shy at pointing out that they could have got perfectly good pizza anywhere in the city.
People wanting a refund have been encouraged to get in touch with the company they bought the tickets with, as well as their bank, with some having quick success with getting their money back.
Sources: The Metro
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