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anyone else feel this way about pizza pizza from Rogers Centre and ACC V.S their stores?

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  • C mac Jan 16, 2013 04:50 AM
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Okay so me and a friend go to the Raptors game last week at ACC. We get into the building and we both start talking about how we're both dying for pizza slices. Then he says to me "I thought you hated pizza pizza?" My reply was "I do.... but love the slices at Rogers Centre and ACC for some reason. It's not even like it's the same pizza. I thought you hated Pizza Pizza??? He breaks out in laughter and says " I feel the exact same way" The two of us were talking about how much we hate pizza pizza and never eat it loooove the slices at rogers centre and acc. The thing is, Ive actually heard many people say this. I was curious to see if there's any chowhunder have notice this or feel the same way?

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  1. I HATE their slices at their stores. They are usually very dry and barely have any sauce. My husband and I usually order a pizza when we eat there. Their new 10 inch pizzas on thin wholegrain crust are pretty good.

    But I've never had the slices at Rogers Centre or ACC. How are they better there?

    1. It's because they are fresh at the Rogers Centre/ACC, and not fresh in the stores.

      I would never buy a slice from any pizza place. It's not even a Pizza Pizza thing, it's a freshness thing. Pizza simply does not rewarm well, wherever you purchase it.

      I think if you know how to order and you eat it relatively quickly, Pizza Pizza can really hit the spot sometimes.

      But a slice? I would never get one. Unless they were super fresh, as at the Rogers Centre/ACC. But then, I would never pay Rogers Centre/ACC prices for a slice so I guess I'm SOL for fresh slices..... :)

      1. I feel the same. The Pizza Pizza at Centre Island is the same aswell.

        At the event spaces they make the pizza on pre baked crust that is not as dry as the regular outlets. The pizza also seem to bake quicker.

        I will have pizza at those outlets (as long as the slices are not baked to far in advance) but I will never order or eat the pizza or slices from the regular outlets.

        It still not great pizza but better for sure.

        1. I thought I was the only one that thought this. Something about the pizza at those venues is much better then in stores. The Pepperoni is crisper, cheese gooier, etc. Glad to hear I am not the only one.

          1. Yes, absolutely agree.

            At ACC, pizzas are better, beers are worse.

            1. All about freshness, it's very rare to get a pie right out of the oven at store level (because they do the baking first thing in the day)
              The slices at the ACC and "Skydome" are always fresh right out of the oven, they bake from the time they open their doors.

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              1. re: bbbradk

                Its funny, cause when I started this thread, I knew people were going to say it was scause it's fresher. It's not that. I've gone into pizza pizza and and ordered a small and started to eat it as soon as the guy pulled it out oven. They're doing something different. Using different stuff or something. The pepperoni doesn't ieven look the same. Texture of the dough. It's not the freshness.

                1. re: C mac

                  I agree, it is not just because they are fresh. My thought is maybe because they are cooked once in the main kitchen, then brought out to the stand where they continue to cook. They tend to be more well-done, which makes the pepperoni crisper and tastier.

              2. I haven't been to Rogers Centre or ACC, but I like the squares they sometimes sell on the TTC for the United Way.

                1. Only had the slices at BMO Field, but certainly agree they are much better there than in-
                  store.

                  1. Perhaps due to space restrictions at ACC, Rogers Centre and BMO Field, they are using a different equipment setup especially pizza oven than in their regular locations, and that would obviously make all the difference.

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                    1. re: bogie

                      Yes..BMO field is another place they taste great. One other place I notice the pizza taste much better is Canada' s wonderland, but those slices at Rogers, ACC, and BMO rock.

                      1. re: C mac

                        Found out that it's cause it's not Pizza Pizza. It's the pizza pizza name but it's a different company making the pizza.

                    2. Pizza Pizza made by Aramark always tastes good (my cafeteria at work, Centreville, Rogers Centre, etc.); the Pizza Pizza slices from the actual stores, however, seem to be the victim of management putting as little cheese and sauce as is physically possible in order to cut costs.

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                      1. re: Shimso

                        Ahhh...that's the company. It was funny because a group of us at work were talking about pizza and I told them my theory about this pizza pizza situation expecting them to look at me like I was crazy. They all agreed and then one guy said " it's because it's a different company making it". Then we were all like "ohhhhh...that's why".

                        Thumbs up to Aramark and hopefully the other pizza pizza joints will takes notice.