PCC Students Receive Free Beverages at Fazoli’s

This past weekend, my roommate, Tyler, and I were feeling down because we lost in the playoffs for collegian flag football.  In an effort to cheer us up, a buddy, Jonathan, treated us to Fazoli's—an Italian restaurant in the Pensacola area (thanks, Jonathan!).

Anyway, after we ordered a pizza, the owner of the establishment asked us where we were from, to which we replied, "Pensacola Christian College."  He then informed us that our beverages were on him, a policy he has established because (a) he attended Pensacola Christian Academy when he was younger and (b) he appreciates the business the restaurant receives from PCC students.

(Note: I say "beverages" because up in Pennsylvania, we call it "soda," and I know a lot of people down south refer to it as "pop" and still others dub it "coke," which I cannot understand—Pepsi is not coke!  A cola, yes; Coke, no.)

Regardless of what you refer to it as, you get it free at Fazoli's—just let them know you are PCC students.

7 Responses

  1. Tricia Heath

    That was kind of Jonathan:)

  2. Josh Millar

    Its refered to as “pop” in the North. “Soda” and “coke” are Southern things.

    • Jon

      Actually, it looks like “soda” is the most common, as it is used all along the East Coast (including up North, in PA):

      Where I come from, nobody calls it pop.

      • Josh

        Along the north border and in Canada (everywhere in Ontario and Michigan and Illinois and Ohio and Minnesota I’ve been at least) they call it “pop”. To me PA is south, although maybe that’s just because I’m from Canada. I never heard it called “soda” until I came to Florida.

  3. Jon

    @Josh, haha, viewing PA as south explains a lot =p

  4. Elisabeth

    This is quite old, but I’m finally getting around to catching up on old blog posts. I’m from Pennsylvania, and we definitely call it pop.

    • Jon

      Where in PA?

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