Pizza King was our local pizza joint when I was a kid. Of course back then we didn’t have all the major brands that we do these days. I still remember when Pizza Hut opened and we all marveled at the idea of pan pizza. But when I visit Indiana there a few restaurants that I try to make it to and only one pizza joint – Pizza King! It is a small chain residing in Indiana, but I’ll forgive them the chain status just to have my deliciously satisfying trip down memory lane.
While there are hoagies (which they call submarines) and other such pizza house menu choices available it’s always pizza for me. The original thin crust if you please and give me my favorite pie of all time the ham and barbeque (Open Pit no less)! It wasn’t enough for my family to just reminisce over a Pizza King pie and old times, an entire new generation of Pizza King pizza lovers is on the loose – and guess who loves ham and barbeque!?
It’s hard to believe but you know kids can be finicky. There was a short span during my childhood when I decided that I didn’t like pizza any more. Liked it fine before but just apparently decided (I don’t remember why) that I didn’t care for it. So after about a year of dealing with my pouting when at Pizza King, my brother Robert made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Voila! And Pizza King was there to recover the ashes of my love for pizza. I’m eating pizza again and it becomes a life long hobby for me. Brothers! What would we ever do without them!?
|Pizza King Royal Feast|
One more difference Pizza King has on most pizza places is that instead of the pie slice that most places give you; Pizza King slices their pizza crisscrossed to give you small squares. I don’t mind a pie sliced pizza but I can not even imagine attempting to eat a Pizza King pie that way. It just isn’t done.
Price is not an option. It can’t be if you want Pizza King pizza! The prices tend to be high to astronomical compared to the bulk of the chain brands out there. You won’t hear of a $5.00 pizza waiting for you to pick up. But if you dine at any New York style pie joints, the price is comparable. It’s either the ingredients or the New York love that is tossed into each pie that drives the price up.
Regardless, I’m taking time to stop at Pizza King and enjoy my favorite pie and my next trip down memory lane. Following are my three favorite locations.
114 Water Street
Bluffton, Indiana 46714
836 US Highway 27 N
Berne, Indiana 46711
320 South Main Street
Geneva, Indiana 46740