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Jul 12, 2006 05:36 PM

Best Chain Pizza?

First of all, I'd throw out of consideration all the delivery houses: Papa John's, Domino's, Pizza Hut, and Little Caesar's.

My vote goes to Round Table. Good for regular crust, anyway. I'm a big fan of the Italian Garlic Supreme, which is great because they use NO TOMATO SAUCE!

Not a fan of California Pizza Kitchen, and BJ's has gone way down. Claim Jumper does make a pretty good pie.

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  1. I'm not a fan of CPK either and BJs is just okay.

    I love the thin crust pizzas @ Buca di Beppo, but the last time I went & ordered their marghareta, they used used tomato sauce instead of tomatoes, and it killed the pizza. When they make it correctly (w/tomatoes and not tomato sauce), I love it!

    1. My husband and I are fans of the Costco cafeteria pizza, particularly the Supreme pie or slice. It has a nice kick with a hint of spicyness along with the sweetness of the sausage, onions and peppers. The slice is pretty large as well and very satisfying as it is tasty.

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      1. re: sandrina

        not that pizza is a low-cal item, but i was staggered to discover that a slice of costco pizza has approximately 800 calories. not to rain on your parade . . . i was just shocked.

        1. re: mattesq

          I believe it. It doesn't help either that the slice is huge!

      2. New york pizza kitchen is our favorite. We just had one come to town not too long ago. Its really the only place we go to now.

        I will say this about Pizza hut- why can't they ever cook their pan pizza till done? It is alway raw!

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        1. re: Kari

          Pizza Hut is the only national chain pizza that I eat. But I only get personal pan pizzas, well done. If you get them well done they're super-tasty. Otherwise yeah, always doughy. Ew!

        2. Kind of a fan of the deep dish myself and I know what you mean Kari. My fave chain pizza is Numero Uno or Sbarro.

          1. I love New York Pizzeria. I have no idea whether their pizzas bear any resemblance to a real New York pizza, but they're delicious.