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cdm4recycle

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  • Location: Baltimore, MD
New National Chain Wed, 03/29/06 1:28 PM (permalink)
Arizona Pizza just opened its first store in Maryland. They are a Bertucci's wannabe but they should have stayed in Arizona. On second thought, Arizona deserves better than this. Crust was tasteless, sauce was lousy, even the cheese didn't taste right. Very disappointed and I generally like any kind of pizza.
 
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    UncleVic

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    RE: New National Chain Wed, 03/29/06 1:45 PM (permalink)
    If you like any kind of pizza, I dare you to come to West Michigan. You'll leave here crying..
     
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      Scorereader

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      • Joined: 8/4/2005
      • Location: Crofton, MD
      RE: New National Chain Wed, 03/29/06 1:49 PM (permalink)
      http://www.arizonapizza.com/woodfirepizza.htm


      hot wing pizza? BBQ pizza? Hawaiian? Mexican?

      not my cup of tea. Neither is California Pizza Kitchen.

      I'll stick to this type:
      http://static.flickr.com/28/44493498_e0632e9700_m.jpg
       
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        NebGuy

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        • Location: Colorado Springs
        RE: New National Chain Wed, 03/29/06 2:24 PM (permalink)
        But they have some good looking women on their home page..
         
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          RIDEANDSLIDEFOOD

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          • Joined: 12/23/2004
          • Location: ARNOLD, MD
          RE: New National Chain Wed, 03/29/06 2:32 PM (permalink)
          Hello

          Do you where it is going to be? And welcome to Roadfood.

          Jim
           
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            AndreaB

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            RE: New National Chain Thu, 03/30/06 6:54 AM (permalink)
            Hells Bells it looks like they're trying to corner the market on "white pizza", which has never been a favorite of mine. Just from looking at their menu, I doubt it will be a place I'll try. I'm not saying it's bad, because I don't know, but white pizza + Me = NO.

            Andrea
             
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              Scorereader

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              RE: New National Chain Thu, 03/30/06 10:42 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by AndreaB

              Hells Bells it looks like they're trying to corner the market on "white pizza", which has never been a favorite of mine. Just from looking at their menu, I doubt it will be a place I'll try. I'm not saying it's bad, because I don't know, but white pizza + Me = NO.

              Andrea


              what about clam pizza in New England? it's white...and it's tasty.
              http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Photo.aspx?RefID=526&PhotoID=1450


              Welcome to Roadfood cdm4recycle. And thanks for the heads up.

               
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                AndreaB

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                RE: New National Chain Fri, 03/31/06 5:54 AM (permalink)
                Yah, Scorereader I'm sure the clam pizza is good in New England, but would likely be wretched here in KY! I just found it interesting that their menu was mostly white pizza. When I order pizza, I generally want one with a red sauce. Sometimes keeping it simple is best, at least for me, and to me a well made pepperoni, green pepper, onion and olive pizza is a slice of heaven on earth.
                I'm not saying white sauce is not good, but the red sauce is for moi!

                Andrea
                 
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                  Tedbear

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                  RE: New National Chain Fri, 03/31/06 6:22 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by UncleVic

                  If you like any kind of pizza, I dare you to come to West Michigan. You'll leave here crying..




                  You are right! The absolute worst pizza that I ever had was in Holland, Michigan (circa 1982). The pie was extremely heavy and absolutely tasteless. Yuck.
                   
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                    tmiles

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                    • Joined: 10/1/2004
                    • Location: Millbury, MA
                    RE: New National Chain Fri, 03/31/06 10:47 AM (permalink)
                    It is a very crowded market. If they are 1/2 as bad as bad as cdm4 says they are, they will not get far. Thinking of chains, is Pantera's still around? A local guy lost a ton with that franchise maybe 20 years ago, and it was fairly good for a chain.
                     
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                      Ashphalt

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                      • Location: Sharon, MA
                      RE: New National Chain Fri, 03/31/06 11:21 AM (permalink)
                      Their press indicates that they started in Lenox, in the Berkshires of Mass. With the NYC - Boston - Connecticut influences they MIGHT know something about pizza.

                      But I wouldn't count on it. Sounds like a hybrid of Cali Pizza Kitchen and Bertuccis, named after the only place that may be more legendary for bad pizza than California.

                      Maybe the time is ripe to open a Providence Tacos in Scottsdale. Or a chain of Gloucester BBQs in Southern airports.

                       
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