2009 October: Did You Know?

2009 October: Did You Know?Dine-in accounts for 30 percent of the pizza industry’s annual sales.

Pizza Hut, Donimo’s, Pap John’s and little Caesars combine to record $17.5 billion in annual revenue.

38 percent of U.S. pizzerias serve wine.

Vermont Has 207 pizzerias.
Pizza Pantry / Old Shawnee Pizza / The Upper Crust Pizzeria

Pizza Pantry
3581 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, California 95051
(408) 248-5680

www.pizzapartyonline.comThis family-friendly pizzeria has become the stomping ground for thousands of families across the Santa Clara area. A separate playroom for kids –– including cartoons, a two-story wooden playhouse and funhouse mirrors –– and a gameroom gives a muchneeded reprieve for parents. The food is a winner as well –– with dough and sauce made in-house, classic and non-traditional pizzas are standouts on the menu. We think the Tandoori Chicken is a showstopper with curry sauce, mozzarella cheese, red onions, bell peppers and tandoori chicken.

Old Shawnee Pizza
6000 Rogers Drive
Shawnee, Kansas 66203
(913) 631-5716

www.shawneepizza.com
If it’s a good, old-fashioned family-owned pizzeria you
seek, then Old Shawnee is the answer. The restaurant
has a long and storied history dating back to 1969, and
while others have added dozens of items to their menus
in an attempt to draw in crowds, here, it’s simple.
Appetizers, salads, pizza, pasta and sandwiches make
up the bulk of the offerings. Especially notable is the
Game Day Special –– four medium single-topping pizzas,
choice of two starters, (small order bread sticks, 10
wings or chicken tenders) and two two-liter sodas or
two pitchers of soda are a steal at only $39.99!

The Upper Crust Pizzeria
20 Charles Street
Boston, Massachussetts 02114
(617) 723-9600

www.theuppercrustpizzeria.comThis small Boston-area chain began as a one-store
concept on a mission –– to bring great pizza to a town
that has more than its fair share of legendary restaurants.
Today, the company boasts 17 stores, and they’re
still producing award-winning gourmet thin crust pizza
that leaves diners wanting more. Specialty pies bear the
names of local places and faces. We especially like the
The Lucky Luciano –– the white pizza is topped with
chorizo sausage, hearts of palm, tomatoes and green
onions.