Fresh Slice Pizza
FSP is a franchise from Vancouver that decided to open a few locations in Toronto, but being from Toronto, Ive never heard of them before. I saw a location at Yonge and Steeles(Centerpoint mall, beside Canadian Tire facing Steeles), so I decided to pop in. I figured it was just some new start-up but apparently they have around 65 locations in Vancouver/BC.
Anyway, I just ordered a deal, 2 slices for $3, and you get to choose any 2 slices from what is available. I got 2 slices of Chicken Pesto, they looked really good. Anyway, I gotta say its some of the best pizza around, atleast for a franchise. I really like the crust they use, its really tasty and doesnt need dipping sauce at all, unlike a bunch of other franchises. The Chicken Pesto was really good, nice flavor and again, that crust was great!
I think there are 6 locations so far, including atleast 3 on Yonge(one at steeles, one a few blocks south of finch, and apparently one at Pacific Mall. If you want a cheap, tasty lunch, I recommend giving them a shot, let me know how you like it!
Also, one really great thing about this place, every Tuesday they sell slices for $1 each, any slice available. They usually have a bunch of different options, and at that price I know Ill be stopping by on tuesdays for sure!
Ha! Just saw a location today - the one on Yonge, South of Finch. Should be right by the Ajisen Ramen.
5229 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N5P8, CA
If we're talking about the same franchise, then I've been to the one at Yonge and Wellesley several times. It's not my favourite style of pizza, but the crust is tasty, the toppings are of decent quality, and they offer incredible value compared to similar chains. It's not really a place I make a point of visiting, but it's perfect for those "I don't know what to eat for lunch, but I'm feeling frugal" moments.
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My thoughts exactly, although If i had one that delivered to my area, Id order them over Pizza Pizza, Domino's, 241 or most other franchises, but I do like Pizza Nova. Anyway the value is the big thing, I mean, at Pizza Pizza its liek $3.99 for a slice and a pop, and thats just pepperoni. At FSP they have plenty of different pizzas available, all the same price, and the $1 deal on Tuesday is fantastic. I dont really know what their regular prices are for whole pizza's or what else they have, but for a cheap lunch, this is a great option!
Thank you for your post. I've been wanting to try this place for a while, and it's nice to hear from somebody who has.
I always frequent the one at Pacific Mall, really bad location on the second floor and all the way in the back near the men's washroom. Regardless, the pizza is definitely above average in comparison to all the other franchises with the exception of Pizza Nova as jmarcroyal mentioned. It's definitely not your gourmet pizza but it's good value for what you are paying for.
We frequent the location north of Wellesley fairly regularly. It's not my favourite pizza in the city but it's a unique product. They use low fat cheese and all whole grains making for a fairly greaseless pizza that's not super heavy. They do have pizzas made with alfredo sauces that taste pretty heavy but the ones with tomato sauce are fairly light. We order the take-n-bake pizzas regularly.
The staff seem to turnover quickly so service can be hit or miss but lately it's been good. There were some serious language challenges shortly after they opened which made ordering on the phone tricky. We ended up with huge chunks of garlic once instead of green pepper but caught it when paying for the pizza. We liked the product enough to put up with some of the ordering issues.