Everyone thinks I am crazy when I mention this, but I swear it existed. I even remember the location of the item on the menu at the local Vienna McDonald’s, which I think was the only McDonald’s in town where you could get the pizzas.
I feel like it wasn’t all that spectacular. However, I remember it as being so delicious. I used to love pizza from McDonald’s & hot dogs in burnt orange Styrofoam containers from Hardee’s. Yum.
This grainy image from a commercial says it existed!
Said hot dog container. Only mine contained a hot dog with only ketchup.
Granted, it probably was kind of a stretch for McDonald’s to do pizza. They’re really not equipped to make that quality of a pie. But I think they should be recognized for their “class” of pizza. I could probably eat pizza every single day. I absolutely love it, in all of its forms. However, I recognize that pizza has several classes including: cheapie fast food (McDonald’s!), chain (Any of the many chain pizza restaurants), local (Places that say they’re the best pizza in town, etc.) & gourmet (All that fancy stuff.) Appreciate within the level, and you’ll never be disappointed.
The other day I mentioned something to Ben about McDonald’s pizza (more about this later) but he didn’t seem to have the same delicious pizza happy meal memories. So, I took to the internet to research the short-lived pizza phenomenon.
And what did I find, you ask?
Well, not much. Except for a few blips here and there saying the pizza pretty much only existed in test markets before being discontinued. Bummer.
But I did find the following puzzling photos (shoutout to SoGoodBlog):
Ummm, what? Terrifying.
Also, please note the gun, knife & tape measure? But then at least there’s the candle to add a little romance.
So back to the story with Ben. The whole reason for bringing up McDonald’s pizza was my discovery of Sheetz pizza.
Yes, I mean the gas station.
Ben & I often hit up the Sheetz MTO (Made to Order, for you non-Sheetz goers) section for a quick snack. There are a million options and usually it’s pretty cheap. So imagine my excitement to learn that Sheetz was now offering pizza which fit very nicely within the “cheapie fast food” class. Not really the best, but it’ll do the job. Sometimes it’s burnt around the edges, but I swear, it’s still delicious.
Here’s hoping that Sheetz Pizza finds their niche & sticks around longer that McDonald’s Pizza!