Monday, September 15, 2008

The Top 20 Pizza Chains

PMQ Pizza Magazine has published their list of the Top 200 Pizza Chains.

We'll just give you the Top 20 from that list (and the number of units/locations):
  1. Pizza Hut: 14,759
  2. Domino's Pizza: 8,641
  3. Papa John's Pizza: 3,238
  4. Little Caesars: 2,000
  5. Noble Roman's Pizza: 1,400
  6. Casey's Carry-Out Pizza: 1355
  7. Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza: 1,073
  8. Sbarro's Italian Eatery: 1,040
  9. Godfather's Pizza: 656
  10. Cici's Pizza: 631
  11. Hungry Howie's Pizza: 575
  12. Pizza Pro: 552
  13. Chuck E. Cheese's: 537
  14. Round Table Pizza: 505
  15. Papa Gino's: 365
  16. Pizza Inn: 335
  17. Fox's Pizza Den: 315
  18. California Pizza Kitchen: 239
  19. Simple Simon's Pizza: 227
  20. Uno Chicago Grill: 225
By the way, my favorite pizza place from my childhood comes in at #58 with 60 locations: Shakey's Pizza. I haven't been to one in many years, but I remember some good times and cool hats!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the dumbest list of chain pizza places, cause Jets Pizza is not on it and it pretty much blows the rest of these places out of the water.

Anonymous said...

jets pizza? never heard of it....ya jackwagon.

Anonymous said...

I believe the list is based on size of chain, not quality of product? Jet's pizza, I believe is a small chain based in or around Nashville, TN. I haven't had any Jet's Pizza yet. There is one here in Knoxville. So maybe I will have some soon and let everyone know. Snappy Tomato is another pizza chain that has a good product! If you see a Snappy Tomato Pizza shop, stop and give it a try!

Anonymous said...

Actually, after further research...Jet's Pizza is based in Sterling Heights, Michigan. My apologies for the bad information. The chain is also bigger than I thought. Although I don't know exactly how many restaurants Jet's Pizza has.

Anonymous said...

Where's Mellow Mushroom!?

Anonymous said...

What the hell is a jackwagon? o.O

Anonymous said...

I cant believe Domino's is number 2...not sure what the criteria is to make this list. Dominos continues to be cheese and (bland) sauce on cardboard - CRAP PIZZA. WORST PIZZA ON EARTH!!!!

Pizza Hut never disappoints...so deservedly number 1 and Papa Johns is also good. But my favorite all-time pizza are the little "chains" in NY/NJ area called Singha's "Famous Pizza". They serve in a little 9" inch pies and are absolutely mouth-watering!

Anonymous said...

If you get the chance, I would recommend LaRosa's in/around the Cincinnati area. I believe they use provolone for the cheese, and a sweeter sauce, but it's been years since I had it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I tried Famous Pizza. it's great!

Anonymous said...

How dare they say that pizza hut is #1. all you're eating is cardboard,rubber cheese. Try putting #1 shakeys pizza that's real pizza.

Anonymous said...

Jets is absolutely incredible. There is one in Florence, KY as well as a Larosa's...possibly a rival for even the best NYC pizza. Not to mention Riverfront Pizza, and severeal worthless chains on this "list"..

Anonymous said...

all i know is, everyone in atlanta loves jets pizza, ate there last night

Anonymous said...

all i know is, everyone in atlanta loves jets pizza, ate there last night

Anonymous said...

I love Jets pizza! i eat it all the time in atlanta!

Anonymous said...

i love jets pizza! i eat it all the time in atlanta

Anonymous said...

Before proclaiming the list idiotic for not including your favorite chain take another look at the format of the list and note who the "idiot" is.

Reed said...

I think Little Caeser's should be first!!!!!!

Reed said...

I think Little Caeser's Pizza should be first!!!!! but that's my opinion

Anonymous said...

If you were to ask Ohio this, I'm sure they'd tell you Joseppi's is king.

Anonymous said...

Hey idiots complaining about the list...the hierarchy is based on number of franchises...seriously can you not read? You didn't notice that the number of locations is next to each name and that the amount of locations just happens to go from largest amount in the number one slot to smallest in the number twenty slot?

Anonymous said...

Do people in read before commenting? It says pizza chains by number of units/locations. Not personal opinion on the best tasting pizza!

Anonymous said...

Clearly pizza lovers are not too bright. The list is obviously based on number of stores, not quality of pizza

Anonymous said...

If pizza hut is#1 why do I c more dominos.here in NYC than pizza hut? Dominos seems to have quadrupal the amount of stores than pizza hut in NYC

Anonymous said...

Typical New York attitude... There is a lot more to the US than your city.