Poll: Who has the best pizza?


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A Margherita pizza on a plate with tomatoes and basil besides it. Senior Columnist Angelina Padilla-Tompkins debates which pizza place is the best.

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Opinion Editor

Papa John’s

Papa John’s pizza always looks amazing, with a perfect layer of cheese and a crust that can be easily dipped in their provided garlic sauce. 

Papa John’s has an amazing signature sauce that adds the perfect amount of flavor without overpowering the toppings. Additionally, the pizza company strives to use 100% cheese in an effort to provide customers with the best quality pizza. 

“Whether it’s our signature sauce, toppings, our original fresh dough, or even the box itself, we invest in our ingredients to ensure that we always give you the finest quality pizza,”  Papa John’s said.  


Domino’s pizza has not always been in the running for “best pizza.” Back in 2008 the pizza company received many negative reviews claiming, “the crust tastes like cardboard,” and “the sauce tastes like ketchup.” 

However, by 2010 Domino’s launched its new “pizza turnaround” campaign where they vowed to improve the quality of their product. 

Domino’s CEO at the time, Patrick Doyle decided to throw out the pizza recipe that had been used since the ‘60s and start from scratch. 

Today’s receipt includes an increased level in gluten than most other pizza receipts, but that is how they achieve their iconic crust. 

Domino’s crust does have a higher gluten content than most other pizzas, however they do offer a gluten free option. 

Pizza Hut 

Founded by the Carney brother’s, Pizza Hut opened its doors in 1958. The company’s goal was to create a product that they enjoyed themselves while promoting a family environment.  

Pizza Hut was even delivered to the White House in 1989 when First Lady Barbara Bush threw a pizza party for the guests attending the “Reading is Fundamental” banquet. 

Josh Scherer with “First We Feast” believes Pizza Huts’ crust is perfectly delicious. 

“The crust is buttery, and billowy, and cloud-like, and if you left it in your mouth for like 15 seconds, I’m pretty sure it would dissolve,” Scherer said. 

Little Caesars 

Little Caesars: Either you like it or you don’t. 

As the cheapest option on the list, you have to ask yourself, can it really be that good? Well, rest assured, Little Caesars is that good and won’t clean out your wallet. 

The pizza company uses cheaper products that last longer on the shelf which enables them to keep their prices lower than that of competing brands. 

While the thought of cheaper products can be a red flag when it comes to the food you are ingesting, it doesn’t change the fact that the product still tastes good. 

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