Pizza. A United States Tradition.

When it comes to the ultimate food that invited various meat toppings, pizza is the first hing that comes into anyone’s mind. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to the different combinations a pizza can come in. Your imagination is the only thing that limits how delicious a pizza can be. Pizza became a phenomenon in the United States around the 1980’s as the go to meal for people on the go. Before you knew it, thousands of pizza places in the United States started to pop up. The big franchises started to take advantage of pizzas popularity in the U.S and started to get their brand out. Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Little Ceasars made a name for themselves in those years.

Family Owned Pizza Places

But the real winners in the war for peoples taste buds has to go to the local owned pizza places. After a while one would get tired of the same old fast food type of pizzas that the big boys made. It is the family created recipes that true pizza lovers craved. It is known that the number of small pizza places out number the franchises greatly in the U.S alone! Places that are mid sized but still local like Giordano’s pizza in Chicago have created a large following of pizza lovers for their local area.

Franchise Pizza Restaurants

If you haven’t heard of Pizza Hut or Domino’s then you have been living under some sort of heavy stone object that doesn’t move much. These places are probably as well known as a McDonald’s or a Burger King. Through sheer marketing and advertising efforts Pizza Hut made itself the most popular pizza place in the world with their signature pan crust pizza. It would be quite difficult to find someone who has not tried their signature pizza either once or twice.

If you are a chef at heart and love to make your own pizzas at home then you should be as creative as possible with your toppings. You never know, you can make something that rivals all current recipes out there. Who has tried a beef jerky pizza? That might be the next recipe on Timberline.