NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- If you work in an office, chances are you have air conditioning. But if your office is a kitchen, the hot weather is just something they have to deal with on the job.
The heat wave pushed in a tide of customers.
"I don't cook when it's hot. I don't want to be by the stove," said New Haven resident Carmel Fico.
It's so hot....
"You could cook that pizza right on the sidewalk," said News 8's Stephanie Simoni.
"Sure could, right on your body...nevermind the sidewalk," said East Haven resident Laurie Palmieri.
"I'm going to have a pizza and drink my water," said Nancy Steinke, Manager at Eli's Brick Oven Pizza.
She just finished a sweltering shift, keeping the orders in order at Eli's Brick Oven Pizza in Hamden.
"We had one of our online orders, 14 small pizzas one guy ordered," Steinke said. "Then, another man ordered 7 large and it was all within a short time frame."
Down at The Spot in New Haven, Kevin McCarthy said, "This weeks definitely worse than it has been in the past."
That's because every five minutes McCarthy peers down into a brick oven.
"The fire burns at 2,000 degrees, the oven itself is between 600-700 degrees," said McCarthy, The Spot, Pepe's.
For hours on end McCarthy takes out the pizzas with a 14 foot long peel.
And they have some creative ways on how to cool off.
"Sometimes we'll go walk in the cooler, if you need to cool off and even here you see we put a piece of paper on the window to keep the sun out," said McCarthy.
He's willing to melt away, to keep the customers cool and more importantly hungry.
"Last night we had bacon pizza at Pepe's and tonight we're having plain at The Spot," said Jeff Kolb.
Visiting from Arizona, Kolb says they had 35 days over 100 degrees.
"Just wait to the winter again and they'll be complaining it's too cold, right," said Kolb.
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