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Watch the Daily Show Mock Chevron's Pizza Apology

Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Last night on the Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi filed a special report on fracking and visited the Pennsylvania county where Chevron offered residents coupons for a free large pizza and soda after one of their gas wells exploded. Mandvi visits Bobtown Pizza — aka the "county's first responders" — whose owner sold 100 certificates to Chevron totaling $1,000. Mandvi also speaks with residents complaining of contaminated water, rashes, and a host of other ailments. Like Chevron, he tries to solve the problem with pizza: "Regulatory reform is going to take forever. Pizza? 30 minutes or less." Mandvi concludes pizza is a viable strategy for solving the problems of fracking, saying "the solution is as easy as pie." Go, watch:

Video: The Benefits of Fracking

· The Benefits of Fracking [Daily Show]
· Chevron Apologizes for Gas Explosion with Free Pizza [-E-]
· All Aasif Mandvi Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Bobtown Pizza

Main St, Bobtown, PA 15315