Call it the Obama bump.
Since delivering a dozen pizzas and even more cannolis to President Barack Obama during his recent overnight stay in Las Vegas, Dom DeMarco's pizzeria has seen a burst of interest from customers and national media.
"It's been huge. The phone hasn't stopped ringing," said Albert Scalleat, the pizzeria's co-owner and general manager. "There's been a lot of buzz."
In addition to curious customers, Scalleat said the store had received calls and emails from celebrity news website TMZ and from media in Washington, D.C.
During Friday's lunch rush, the first since news broke of Obama's pizza order, the Dom DeMarco's dining room swarmed with hungry patrons. Scalleat estimated that the restaurant had seen a 15 percent increase in pizza orders since news got out about the president's delivery.
"We're normally crowded, but today it was extra crowded," he said. "We're as busy as we could possibly be."