Pizza Geography Map Charts the Closest Pizza Chains Near You


There’s nothing quite like the 2AM pizza delivery call to soothe our grease-lovin’ souls, and there are tons of different establishments from which we can choose. While the most recognizable are usually the chain restaurants (a la Pizza Hut and Papa John’s), have you ever thought about how prevalent these pizza chains are in the US?

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Nathan Yau of Flowing Data compiled all relevant research and created the above map that charts the nearest pizza chain within a 10-mile radius across the US — Chuck E. Cheese’s, CiCi’s, Domino’s, Godfather’s, Little Caesar’s, Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Pizza Hut and Sbarro. While this data distribution alone is valuable, Yau broke it down in even further detail:


Where Individual Chains Can Be Found

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When the data is broken down by chain, it seems that Pizza Hut and Domino’s reign supreme, although Papa John’s and Little Caesars might give ’em a run for their money. Interestingly enough, a few restaurants are still popular in the locations they originated — Little Caesars is strong in the Michigan area, and Papa Murphy’s has a decent presence in the northwest.


Location Comparisons

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Have a pizza hankering? This chart shows you how each restaurant matches up against each another. Simply choose a chain on the left, one from the top and follow to wear they intersect to see how they compare.

While I’m a fan of these spots, we’re just stoked people are finally recognizing that Chuck E. Cheese has some high quality pie. Truth.

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Sbarro Exits Bankruptcy!

The Sbarro pizza chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year in April due to the high cost of ingridents and diminishing sales prices. According to NRN, as of today they are no longer in bankruptcy. The chain has won court approval for their bankruptcy plan, and is now on the road to rebuilding.

Our reorganization plan eliminates more than 70 percent of our debt, and provides access to $35 million in fresh capital from our new ownership group,” said Nicholas McGrane, Sbarro’s interim president to NRNThe company was bought by private equity firm MidOcean Partners in 2007.

Though this is very good news in the world of pizza, Sbarro did take some damage losing 25 company owned locations since April.

via: Huffington Post

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Pizza-by-the-slice Chain, Sbarro, Files for Chapter 11

It seems that pizza-by-the-slice chain Sbarro was never able to fully recover from a dismal past 5 years. Highlighted by rising commodity prices for cheese and flour in 2007 and 2008, followed by incredible recessionary figures into 2009 furthered the chain’s deeply dug hole. Sbarro’s filing into the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, pending approval, looks to cut its $486.6 million in debt by $195 million [NRN].


Craving: Sbarro Stuffed Spinach + Broccoli Pizza

Seems like I only run into Sbarros restaurants when I’m out hotel hopping in Las Vegas, there always seems to be a Sbarros inside every food court. Can’t go wrong with the stuffed spinach and broccoli they got going on. (Thx WatchMeEat)