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Jun 10, 2013 11:02 PM

New "Jules thin crust Pizza" next to Zachary's in Oakland...WTF?

What is up with this corporate chain pizza joint that does not want to admit they are in Oakland?

Rockridge, California...WTF?

All of their other locations don't have a problem with the town they are in?

Plus, what is up with their "pre-made pizzas "

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  1. The Rockridge thing is pretty lame.

    Marzano has frozen pre-made to go.

    1. Hi There,

      My husband and I are the owners of Jules Thin Crust in Oakland. Thanks for this feedback regarding listing our business as Rockridge vs. Oakland. We meant no disrespect. It's a valid point you make... why do we call Jules Oakland, Jules Rockridge? One reason is that we lived here for so long that we have always called the neighborhood 'Rockridge' when talking about where we live. And secondly, Oakland is big. We simply thought that by distinguishing which neighborhood (with a map included on the website), it would help people know exactly where, in Oakland, we were located (so as to avoid confusion). And lastly, our good friends (the Founders of Jules) who live in Pennsylvania, also have listed their stores by their "unincorporated community" names:

      - Jules Ardmore is actually in Lower Merion Township
      - Jules Wayne is in Radnor Township
      - Jules Jenkintown is in Abington Township

      We are taking your suggestion to heart and revising our website to reflect "Oakland" instead of "Rockridge".

      We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

      Thanks again for reaching out to us and for your suggestion.

      Best regards,

      Heather & Jeff Clapp
      Jules Thin Crust CA

      4 Replies
      1. re: hc100

        I'll have one gluten free thin crust pizza with cheese, sackcloth and ashes. :-)

        1. re: hc100

          welcome to OAKLAND! i'm gonna go check it out just because of this. I like little star better than zachary's anyway for deep dish.

          1. re: hc100

            You can call it Rockridge, Oakland or Timbuktu - I'd still travel to get the BEST pizza I have ever had. The gluten-free crust is buttery and delicious. The caramelized onions make my toes curl. Some other reasons I love you: a $15 gluten-free pizza feeds 2 adults and 2 kids. NO charge to do a 1/2 and 1/2 pizza - which you'll wanna do cuz the toppings are out of this world. We are happy to sponsor you as our new weekly pizza place! Thank you for coming to Oakridge!

            1. re: hc100

              If I complain about you calling it OAKLAND will you change it back?

              I found your argument about community names FAR more compelling than naming after the city.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Jules thin crust Pizza changed location to 'Oakland' on their website.

                Their pizza is really,really good.

                Welcome to Oakland.

                1. re: Mission

                  Agree, the pizza is delicious (love the varied, quality ingredients and options), and the price point is a bit lower than across the street. Comfortable place to sit and eat also, employees are very nice and vibe is relaxed.

                  Hopefully OP "Mission" (why not "SF," is s/he ashamed of their City?) can find it in his heart to forgive the location name choice and see if the pizza lives up to their surely exacting standards.

                  1. re: Munching Mark

                    As noted above they changed the location to Oakland, CA on the web site.

                2. re: Melanie Wong

                  Huh, I guess I forgot to post about it. Liked it OK, not enough that I'd go out of my way. I'd grab a slice if I was nearby and hungry for a snack.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    I like it well enough too. They work well for parties (particularly the large ones - really long!) because you cut them into strips.

                3. I stopped here today for lunch. I had two slices, one with a bunch of meat and mushrooms on it, the other with mozzarella, garlic, a little tomato sauce (I think they called it the "Brooklyn"). It has a thin, cracker-like crust and gets re-heated in a Quizno's like conveyor oven. I thought the pizza was fine, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way for it. I'd rate Rotten City higher in the area slice-joint hierarchy.

                  1. What a silly thing to get all worked up over.

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                    1. re: GH1618

                      I'll bet you don't live in Oakland. It gets realllll tiresome hearing the constant Oakland-bashing from those who don't live there. And yea, it contributes to a thin skin.

                      1. re: Toots4120

                        As a matter of fact, I do live in Oakland.