$1,500,000,000 ($1.5 billion) is spent in U.S. restaurants each and every day.
According to the National Restaurant Association 70% of adults say they are more likely to visit a restaurant that offers locally produced food items.
CiCi’s Pizza intends to add 500 restaurants over the next 8 years.
Michigan has 3,018 pizzerias
Pizzeria Guido / Massey’s Pizza / Belltown Pizza
15600 NE 13th St.
Bellevue, Washington 98008
This Washington-based pizzeria turns out Tuscan-style dishes and pizzas using a custom-made open flame brick oven. Using ingredients imported from Italy, here you’ll find traditional dishes like Mozzarella Caprese (fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and basil) and pizzas proving that less is more –– ranging from a classic Margherita to Salsiccia (pomodoro sauce, fresh mozzarella and Italian sausage). We love the extensive and generous happy hour menu featuring $4 beer and wines starting at just $3.50 a glass. Paired with calamari fritti ($5.50), it’s one of the best happy hours around!
4464 E. Main Street
Whitehall, Ohio 43213
This award-winning chain of central Ohio pizzerias has been a longtime local secret. Although there are some non-traditional offerings like the Chicken Cheddar Bacon Ranch and the Bar- B-Q Chicken Pizza, it’s the company’s classic pepperoni pizza that has us talking. A 14-inch large pizza sports more than 150 pieces of pepperoni. It’s hard to complain about that!
2422 First Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
This upscale pizzeria fits right into Seattle’s acclaimed dining scene, and with good reason — here you’ll find gourmet offerings ranging from the Vine Street (sausage, sun-dried tomato and red onion) to the Derby Special (mushrooms, tomato, prosciutto basil and goat cheese). What caught our eye? The Fire in Belltown — roasted red pepper, fresh garlic and red onion on a spicy red sauce. If you can’t take the heat, get outta Belltown!