A new generation of pizzerias are opening in major metropolitan areas across the country, including the Boston-area area.
But with prices so cheap, some of the city’s best-known restaurants are turning away customers with a “no crust, no cheese” policy.
The Boston Globe reported that Domino’s Pizza, which serves up pizza to all customers at $25 per slice, recently dropped its pizza crusts to make room for more premium items like cheddar, parmesan, parmigiano reggiano, mozzarella and parmesano.
And in New York, the city is also getting into the pizza game with new Domino’ Pizza franchises in the Bronx and Brooklyn, the newspaper reported.
However, there’s a problem.
According to the Boston Globe, pizza lovers are turning to online ordering services like Yelp and Instacart to get a taste of the new pizza options.
These services are much cheaper than ordering in person, which can often be an intimidating experience for many diners, as well as the staff, according to a survey conducted by the Boston Herald.
Yelp is offering a special $10 off coupon for customers who order at least $50 online.
Yelp has also partnered with Pizza Hut, who are offering a $50 coupon for pizza orders of $50 or more.
Pizza Hut and Domino Pizza have both posted their own menus to their websites, which offer a more “cheap, casual” experience.
But in Boston, there are some pizzerios that are offering pizza that isn’t as “cheaper” as they are offering at the pizza chain’s restaurants, The Boston Herald reported.
According a survey of pizza restaurants in Boston conducted by Yelp, the two largest Domino pizzeria in Boston are in the neighborhood of South End and the Back Bay.
The Back Bay location offers pizzas for $50-$75 per person, while the South End location is offering pizzas of $25-$40 per person.
On the menu at the Back Bank location is a selection of pizza options, including “goulash” and a “chorizo sauce” pizza, the Boston Tribune reported.
But the Backbank location also has an extra special “Pizza Day” event on Sunday, which offers a “special pizza and some wine.”
The Backbank pizza is “designed to give back to the community,” according to the website.
“We’re here to help you enjoy your pizza,” the website states.
Domino restaurants in the city, including The Cheesesteak, are also offering a “frozen pizza” that is “made to order.”
The Cheeese pizza is made from scratch and has “no toppings or sauces” and is also made to order, according a Facebook post.
However the Cheesecake Pizza is made “to order” according to their website.
The Cheesy Chicken Pizza is “fryed and topped with chopped onions and a spicy sauce” and the “stuffed peppers and cheese” pizza is served with “tender green tomatoes and cheese sauce” according a website.
Pizza has become a popular food item in Boston after an influx of homeless people moved into the area, The Herald reported, citing a survey by the nonprofit, Boston Community Voices.
“A lot of folks just came here because of the homelessness crisis,” Domino spokesperson Amanda Dickson told the newspaper.
“Pizzas are really the perfect thing for people who have no other place to go.”