March 11, 2013 |

2009 August: Did You Know? / Places That Rock

By Pizza Today

2009 August: Did You Know? / Places That RockAccording to the Associated Press, Pizza Hut expects to sell $ 1 billion worth of pasta annually in coming years

Domino’s sells 1 million sandwiches a week.

Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo developed deep-dish pizza in Chicago in 1943

Arizona has 1,135 pizzerias.
Cloverleaf Pizza / Feraro’s Jersey Style Pizza / Naked Pizza
Cloverleaf Pizza

28630 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081
(586) 445-2810

www.cloverleafonline.comWhen you think of pizza, the city of Detroit, Michigan, probably isn’t the first that comes to mind. But Cloverleaf Pizza’s Meat Supreme Specialty Pizza (topped with pepperoni, ham, bacon and sausage) took top honors at a regional pizza show this year. It’s not hard to see why: the company’s original deep dish pizza –– baked in a rectangular pan –– has been wowing locals since 1946!

Feraro’s Jersey Style Pizza
1862 S. 10th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63104
(314) 588-8345

www.ferarospizza.comLocated in a historic district of St. Louis, this mom-and-pop shop is actually a mom-and-son shop. Feraro’s goal is to bring a taste of New Jersey to St. Louis, and they’ve done it well. From the continous loop of Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Sinatra to the walls lined with Atlantic City postcards and Jersey-shore snapshots, the Garden State is well represented. Here, you’ll find thick crusts and pizza by the slice. We’ll take a giant “The Boss,” please. It’s piled high with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and black olives with a touch of garlic!

6307 S. Miro
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125
(504) 865-0244

www.nakedpizza.bizPizza has a bad reputation when it comes to being health-conscious, despite operators’ best efforts to move it out of the (shudder) fast-food category. The folks at NakedPizza have proven that fresh dough, cheese and sauce are great, but going a step further with probiotics and prebiotics (and offering gluten-free crusts) can be profitable as well. And these aren’t plain pizzas, either. Check out the Creole Cajun Throwdown –– it’s topped with alligator sausage, shrimp, chicken, garlic, bell peppers and onions!