Despite rumors swirling around campus that Hassan Emara — the lovable late-night pizza deliveryman — has quit, he confirmed himself that this is not exactly true. At least not for now.
Hassan plans to continue delivering pizzas this upcoming Friday and Saturday, but depending on how things go in the next few weeks, he may be taking a break or making deliveries less frequently.
During a phone conversation, Hassan explained that while he has loved bringing pizzas to students at the College over the past 15 years, the economy makes it challenging to continue selling the pizzas at only $5. Another cause of hesitation is that students sometimes given him a hard time.
“I do my work. I do my job,” Hassan said, but this can become difficult when students sometimes argue with him or make it more of a hassle.
He also says he is exhausted and now faces competition from other eateries. His pizza is no longer the only food available for students at the College past midnight, with places like Taco Bell and Burger King bustling during nighttime hours.
While he noted he would miss all of the students if he does discontinue his deliveries, he hopes to someday open his own business somehow serving students at the College.
“I know it’s not easy,” Hassan said, but he will see what happens.