Here in Chicago, we have over 2000 pizzerias and not of the major chain variety. Don't get me wrong, there are chain pizza restaurants here too, they just aren't the majority. In case you don't follow hockey, the Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup playoffs and Pizza Hut sponsors some of the highlights during the breaks and it got me thinking about chains. I'm not a pizza snob, I'll eat 'em all. Even though there are so many great independent pizzerias in Chicago doesn't mean I don't want a little Papa John's every now and then. Gasp! Papa John's?! Yes, I went to college in a typical small midwestern town where Papa John's was king and it will always have a special place in my heart. I could drink the garlic sauce still today. So, let's see, we got Pizza Hut, Papa John's and let's not forget Domino's and Little Caesars. Little Caesars! Pizza Pizza! Those are so hard to find around here! I have a friend who will drive to the ends of the earth for crazy bread and I understand it. Now, Domino's claims to have changed their recipe and made their pizza much better, but I haven't tried since and am not so sure I believe the hype and I may have to bite the bullet and check it out. Anyone I'm missing? I think the average person not living in Chicago, or even Illinois for that matter calls one of these four whenever deciding to eat pizza. I wonder which one gets the most action - I think I've just given myself a homework assignment. So which chain do you prefer if you go the chain route folks? Papa John's Dominos', Little Caesars, or Pizza Hut?
Oh and if any of those non IL/non Chicago living folks come to town, I know a great way they can taste a lot of Chicago pizza!