11 February 2010

This Is Progress


When the price of a pizza slice zoomed past $2.50 a year or so ago, I was furious. Rising cheese and wheat costs were blamed. When the prices stayed high, even though cheese and wheat prices dipped, I was livid. But the recession seems to be bringing the greedy pizzerias back to their senses. $5 lunch specials (2 slices and a soda) are rampant. And just today, I say a couple places advertising $99 slices. This shop in the Village let the people know in illuminated lights! Yeah!

3 comments:

Jill said...

Two Bros is perfecting the dollar slice marketing strategy. Now if they could slightly improve the pizza, it would be a home run.

josh said...

you mean 99 cent not $$$

Addie said...

There's a Dollar Pizza place near where I work (Sixth Avenue between 17th & 18th Streets). Really, it's not bad at all. It's just plain pizza ($1.50 for a pepperoni slice - the only topping option offered), but really fresh due to the fact they do such a brisk high volume business because of the low price. As I see it, it sure as hell beats out the more expensive fancy-topped reheated slices sold elsewhere that are cut from pies that have been sitting around for hours on end.