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    Re: Are they crooks or grossly incompetent?

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Mon May 07, 2012 8:52 am

    spader wrote:
    wprager wrote:Little Caesars can't be as bad as Pizza Pizza, can it? I just don't understand why the kids love it.

    Thinking back to my younger days, when I was working at a summer camp in the Laurentians (mid-to-late '70s) we got this pizza from a little tiny place in St. Jerome. I must have been very hungry or it was the best pizza I ever had, because I remember eating 6 pieces of a Jumbo -- it was half the pizza. I don't think I could eat more than 3 pieces today.

    It can, and it is. Much worse. Think of the difference between Pizza Pizza (which is pretty bad pizza) and deli counter pizza from a bargain grocery store like Food Basics (which qualifies as pizza only in the most broad definitions). Little Caesers is somewhere between the two on the pizza continuum.

    EDIT: This is ridiculous. I just went to LC's website to see if anything's changed since I last ate there. They have a list of signature pizzas paired with descriptions. Under "Cheese Pizza" (which is just a regular cheese pizza) they have the following explanation:

    * This specialty item is offered in select markets. Contact your local Little Caesars Pizza restaurant for availability.

    It's a cheese pizza! This is a pizza franchise! I'm at a loss. Facepalm

    http://www.littlecaesars.ca/pizza/cheese_pizza.asp

    Must be a Canada-ification then. Here in PA, LC is pretty decent. It's not hand tossed of course, but for cheap and fast it can't be beat....

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    Re: Are they crooks or grossly incompetent?

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Mon May 07, 2012 8:55 am

    hemlock wrote:
    spader wrote:
    wprager wrote:Little Caesars can't be as bad as Pizza Pizza, can it? I just don't understand why the kids love it.

    Thinking back to my younger days, when I was working at a summer camp in the Laurentians (mid-to-late '70s) we got this pizza from a little tiny place in St. Jerome. I must have been very hungry or it was the best pizza I ever had, because I remember eating 6 pieces of a Jumbo -- it was half the pizza. I don't think I could eat more than 3 pieces today.

    It can, and it is. Much worse. Think of the difference between Pizza Pizza (which is pretty bad pizza) and deli counter pizza from a bargain grocery store like Food Basics (which qualifies as pizza only in the most broad definitions). Little Caesers is somewhere between the two on the pizza continuum.

    EDIT: This is ridiculous. I just went to LC's website to see if anything's changed since I last ate there. They have a list of signature pizzas paired with descriptions. Under "Cheese Pizza" (which is just a regular cheese pizza) they have the following explanation:

    * This specialty item is offered in select markets. Contact your local Little Caesars Pizza restaurant for availability.

    It's a cheese pizza! This is a pizza franchise! I'm at a loss. Facepalm

    http://www.littlecaesars.ca/pizza/cheese_pizza.asp

    The problem with Little Caesar's now is that since their $5 pizza became so popular that is the focus of their business now. There are drive-thru Little Caesars here in Calgary (1 that I know of). So it's become more fast food than actual quality food. Their pizza are allegedly not even fresh. Apparently, they are frozen and delivered to the store, then cooked and put under a heat lamp.

    Still hand made here in PA. Cooked in the same conveyor belt oven as Costco.

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    Re: Are they crooks or grossly incompetent?

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon May 07, 2012 12:50 pm

    Number Twenty Nine wrote:
    hemlock wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:2 Costco extra large = $20.

    2 large Little Caesar 2 pieces of previously frozen cardboard $10

    FYP.

    Costco is pretty tight though.

    I have to disagree with you on Little Caesars. Certainly miles above Pizza Pizza. A one topping large here costs $5.

    Natch.
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    Re: Are they crooks or grossly incompetent?

    Post by tim1_2 on Mon May 07, 2012 12:58 pm

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    I have to disagree with you on Little Caesars. Certainly miles above Pizza Pizza. A one topping large here costs $5.

    Natch.

    Oh for diddles sake....Just go get a pizza sub for $5 CAD and be happy.
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon May 07, 2012 1:06 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
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    Number Twenty Nine wrote:
    I have to disagree with you on Little Caesars. Certainly miles above Pizza Pizza. A one topping large here costs $5.

    Natch.

    Oh for diddles sake....Just go get a pizza sub for $5 CAD and be happy.

    I actually did today. Wasn't in the mood for steak.

    But, come on, 5 bucks for a pizza? Isn't this whole thread about a 46 dollar pizza?
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    Post by spader on Mon May 07, 2012 1:08 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:
    hemlock wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:2 Costco extra large = $20.

    2 large Little Caesar 2 pieces of previously frozen cardboard $10

    FYP.

    Costco is pretty tight though.

    I have to disagree with you on Little Caesars. Certainly miles above Pizza Pizza. A one topping large here costs $5.

    Natch.

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    Re: Are they crooks or grossly incompetent?

    Post by NEELY on Mon May 07, 2012 1:11 pm

    Lorenzo's is awesome.
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    Re: Are they crooks or grossly incompetent?

    Post by tim1_2 on Mon May 07, 2012 1:22 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
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    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:
    I have to disagree with you on Little Caesars. Certainly miles above Pizza Pizza. A one topping large here costs $5.

    Natch.

    Oh for diddles sake....Just go get a pizza sub for $5 CAD and be happy.

    I actually did today. Wasn't in the mood for steak.

    But, come on, 5 bucks for a pizza? Isn't this whole thread about a 46 dollar pizza?

    Actually it's about $46 for TWO pizzas.
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon May 07, 2012 1:25 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
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    tim1_2 wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:
    I have to disagree with you on Little Caesars. Certainly miles above Pizza Pizza. A one topping large here costs $5.

    Natch.

    Oh for diddles sake....Just go get a pizza sub for $5 CAD and be happy.

    I actually did today. Wasn't in the mood for steak.

    But, come on, 5 bucks for a pizza? Isn't this whole thread about a 46 dollar pizza?

    Actually it's about $46 for TWO pizzas.

    That's more like it then.
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    Post by tim1_2 on Mon May 07, 2012 1:31 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
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    SeawaySensFan wrote:But, come on, 5 bucks for a pizza? Isn't this whole thread about a 46 dollar pizza?

    Actually it's about $46 for TWO pizzas.

    That's more like it then.

    Just think...in the States, that $46 could have got 9 large Little Caesar pizzas. But then the heart surgery would cost about $35K. Here, that same surgery is free. Such are the tradeoffs, I suppose.
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    Post by spader on Mon May 07, 2012 1:32 pm

    NEELY wrote:Lorenzo's is awesome.

    I've had pizza from a couple of Lorenzo's. There was one near my old place (York and King Edward) that was amazing. I always got steak, artichokes, and tomato. The large medium pie in its box felt like about 10 pounds.

    The other Lorenzo's that I ordered from was nothing like it. Not bad, just not memorable. Are they a chain? The sign at the other place even looked completely different, and the pizza was definitely nothing like it.
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    Post by shabbs on Mon May 07, 2012 1:39 pm

    I used to love the Lorenzo's in Brittania. Not sure if it's even there anymore. It always came with a ball of bread in the middle. Good times.
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon May 07, 2012 1:41 pm

    spader wrote:
    NEELY wrote:Lorenzo's is awesome.

    I've had pizza from a couple of Lorenzo's. There was one near my old place (York and King Edward) that was amazing. I always got steak, artichokes, and tomato. The large medium pie in its box felt like about 10 pounds.

    The other Lorenzo's that I ordered from was nothing like it. Not bad, just not memorable. Are they a chain? The sign at the other place even looked completely different, and the pizza was definitely nothing like it.

    The one on Queen Mary call themselves the "Original" Lorenzo's. Completely different. I liked it when I lived around there.
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    Post by spader on Mon May 07, 2012 1:48 pm

    Anyone here that lives in Ottawa and has yet to try House of Georgie's pizza and gravy?
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    Post by tim1_2 on Mon May 07, 2012 1:49 pm

    How about any of the following:

    Joe's Pizza (Near the Coliseum, on Carling..not sure if they are still there)

    Marina Pizza (long gone...used to be on Carling in Crystal Beach)

    Prima Pizza (Bell's Corners, near the old Dairy Queen..not sure if it's still there)

    All three had phenomenal pizza...anyone ever have any of em?
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon May 07, 2012 2:09 pm

    spader wrote:Anyone here that lives in Ottawa and has yet to try House of Georgie's pizza and gravy?

    I only work in Ottawa and I pledge to you that I shall sample their wares THIS WEEK!!!

    Ahhhhh! Ahhhhh!
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    Re: Are they crooks or grossly incompetent?

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Mon May 07, 2012 3:06 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
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    tim1_2 wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:But, come on, 5 bucks for a pizza? Isn't this whole thread about a 46 dollar pizza?

    Actually it's about $46 for TWO pizzas.

    That's more like it then.

    Just think...in the States, that $46 could have got 9 large Little Caesar pizzas. But then the heart surgery would cost about $35K. Here, that same surgery is free. Such are the tradeoffs, I suppose.

    that's what insurance is for Nod
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    Re: Are they crooks or grossly incompetent?

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Mon May 07, 2012 3:08 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    spader wrote:Anyone here that lives in Ottawa and has yet to try House of Georgie's pizza and gravy?

    I only work in Ottawa and I pledge to you that I shall sample their wares THIS WEEK!!!

    Ahhhhh! Ahhhhh!

    And you so close to North End Pizza and all.........

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