Little Caesar’s Pan! Pan!

19 Apr

This is a game changer in my book for Little Caesar’s.

The new “Deep! Deep! Dish” pizza is available on their Hot-n-Ready menu for $8 bucks. It’s essentially the triumphant return of their square-pan-style-pizza.

This is a genius move, and comes at a time when my love for Little Caesar’s is at an all time LOW.

Back in the day, the square pizzas were the main choice from Little Caesar’s. It was their thing. Oh sure, they made round pies too, but their claim to fame was that they always sold their pizzas two-at-a-time for a good price and that the pizzas were square deep dish.

And back in that day, Little Caesar’s ROCKED. They had a tangy sauce, a cheese blend like no other pizzeria, and the crust was awesome. New stores were popping up everywhere. They even had mini cafes inside of K-mart.

Flash forward a few years and stores have closed, sales are down, and there isn’t a Caesar in sight. The company scaled back and regrouped. Since then they have made great strides and are regaining ground. Several stores have been built in and around the DFW.

The return was a success mainly by the “5 dollar pizza” promotion that they have been running for a couple of years now. It has forced other places to drop prices and compete. It also meant they had to all but abandon the square deep dish pies in favor of the cheaper and thinner crusted ones.

I was glad to see Caesar return, but I never liked the hand-tossed pizzas from there. Don’t get me wrong, I have had plenty of the 5 dollar specials, but they have always left me wanting. For me, Little Caesar’s IS that thick crust with the crunchy corner slice. It’s just a great style. It was sorely missed.

What you get now is two square pies for the 8 bucks. This gives you more “corner pieces” that everyone loved. I couldn’t wait to tear into this. After seeing the commercial on TV I knew that evening dinner was already taken care of.

It tasted just like I remembered it too. Probably been a good 8 years since I had Little Caesar’s Pan pizza. I sincerely hope these stay around for a long time.

Viva la Pan! Pan!


2 Responses to “Little Caesar’s Pan! Pan!”

  1. JD March 7, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    I never saw square pizza at LC until the Panza Pizza, and it was only half square. Round was ALWAYS their thing, especially in the Pizza Pizza paper wrapper thingy.

    • junkfoodcritic March 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

      Wow. That’s interesting. I wonder if it was a regional or store choice ? Hmmm

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