The New York City Pizza Festival was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday for "a day long celebration of the dough, cheese, tasty sauces and delicious toppings"-but shortly after the start time, negative comments started rolling in on the event's Facebook page about what attendees could actually expect".
So, money was handed over and when the big day arrived, there was just a load of paper plates, polyester table cloths, and tiny pizza slices.
A group called "Pizza Festival Scam Victims" has already formed on Facebook as a place where frustrated attendees can post their complaints about the festival and plot a class-action lawsuit. "There were no hamburgers!" the group's creator wrote.
You would think that New York City is the one place pizza fans can depend on to deliver the goods. "I imagined it would be like, Roberta's has a brick oven pizza that they tow, there'd be all these different vendors, all this different kind of pizza".
Whether it be pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, sausage, black olives, bacon, green peppers, extra cheese, plain or even experimental combos, there will be pizza for taste buds of all types!
In a bid to save their own skins, the organisers wrote on their Facebook page that there'd been "an incredible amount of delays" in pizza deliveries - and begged ticket holders not to turn up.
Eater reports that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office has opened an inquiry about the pizza festival and is encouraging attendees to submit formal complaints through their website. Fresh, diverse and delicious pizza was supposed to be delivered every 30 minutes.
They offered no explanation, however, as to why there were no burgers.
"These people need to be sued", another said. The event organizer, Ishmael Osekre of Aputumpu, did not specify which vendors the pies were coming from and how much will be offered for ticketholders who paid between $36 to $75 to attend.
Aputumpu said in a statement to Fox News "untimely delivery of food delayed the fun experiences we all looked forward to this past weekend".
"Trucks were still driving around when the event supposed to have started", the Pizza Festival Facebook page told one patron.
"We made a decision to do both on the same weekend 'cause of last week's flooding in Houston and just the rains and everything", Osekre explained in a call to Metro last week after not replying to e-mailed requests for a full vendor list in the past two weeks. "We appreciate your patience".
"We at Hangry Garden apologize for any inconvenience this has caused", it continued, adding that attendees can email them for two free drink tickets for their next event with the company. We mean, shouldn't we all know by now that trending Facebook events aren't real? But co-owner Jeremy Asgari tells Grub that "Hangry Garden did not end up being involved in this event".