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Jun 13, 2007 06:46 PM

Cheap chain pizza - anything good?

A Little Ceasars opened near a market where I shop. It kind of is getting me crazy ... so save me from myself.

For $5 you can get a large pepperoni pizza. Anyone tried this?

I have a flyer in the mail for PIzza Hut's P'zone - 1 lb stuffed full of pizza toppings only $6.99.

What about Pizza Hut's quepapas - potatoe bites filled with chees and 'a hint of jalepenno flavor'.

I don'f do Domino's. I've never had a good experience there. The cheese is ...well ... cheesy ... in a bad way ... as in cheap.

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  1. At LC, I'll ask for cheese only- and for it to be "well done" so the cheese is nicely burnt.

    1. If you don't like Domino's, then run (don't walk) away from Little Caesar's.

      "Pizza! Pizza!"


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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Little Caesar's is a piece of cardboard with ketchup on it.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I personally dislike Little Caesar's. However, a friend of mine eats it religiously every Friday at work and seems to love it. So, guess you just have to try it and see what works for you.

          1. re: Firegoat

            7-11 sells a $5.55 pepperoni that looks like the same thing Little Caesars is selling. I'm tempted to see what I'll get for that extra 55 cents. I'm guessing diarrhea.

        2. I have only had bad experiences with both Domino's and Little Caesar's. If I'm going for cheap chain pizza, I'll probably use the Buy One Get One carryout option at Papa John's.

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          1. re: mojoeater

            There you go. Papa John's...excellent chese sticks, too. They're the best of the large chain delivery options, in my mind.

            1. re: ccbweb

              And I am constantly getting PJ coupons in the mail!

              1. re: mojoeater

                Actually, I like the takeout pizza Costco.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  I agree - Costco is indeed a "chain" and their pizza is way better than any of these other chains plus it is cheaper, too. It is ridiculous the way these chains call a 12" pizza "large" or 14" pizza "jumbo." At least Costco gives you your money's worth.

              2. re: ccbweb

                The sauce on Papa John's pizzas is about the sweetest of any chain pizza I've ever tried. It's like there's more corn syrup than tomatoes in it.

            2. I think they're all pretty awful but Round Table is probably the least awfullest.

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              1. re: monkuboy

                Their Italian Garlic Supreme is the best!

              2. Call me crazy, but I'm a fan of CiCi's. $4.99 AYCE and it's not horrible. I admit, I love the dessert pizzas.

                Not a fan of Little Caesars. Would rather eat the box it came in personally. But I used to love the commercial with the guy doing origami..."it's a pteridactal....caw! caw!" :)

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                1. re: creativeusername

                  I like Little Caesars, for $5 what do you expect? I love their Crazy bread for $1. I could just eat that and call it good.

                  1. re: creativeusername

                    CiCi's is pretty good pizza - I always forget that they have takeout. Little Caesar's is pretty bad, but I kind of like their crazy bread and crazy sauce.