It takes a greasy connoisseur to determine the best pizza in town, or maybe even just a small locality. With pizza being the number 1 go-to dinner for most people that do not have time to cook, the discerning customer is best armed with the proper knowledge.
In that regard, two certain pizza joints have been gaining popularity in the dough-tossing arena: Toppers and Jet’s. Both joints have been tossing it for quite some time already. Toppers pizza has been creating epic flavours and dough-enriched happiness since 1984 while Jet’s has been raking in the big sales since 1990. And even though these two places have been competing with every other pizza parlor in the country, they have stood tall in the midst of this bloody crust battle.
The Battle of Flavors and Crusts
Every pizza lover knows that a one-trick pony can only last for so long. The secret to a really good pizza chain is how many different kinds of pizzas they can make. And both Toppers and Jet’s have some of the most competitive menus out there.
Toppers boasts of 16 different epic flavours that will haunt the taste buds of every customer. They range from your usual pepperoni, cheese and meat to stranger tides such as an “El Cubano” pizza that combines bacon and pickles. No matter where you come from, and not matter what your mama fed you when you were little, there’s a flavour waiting for you.
On the other hand, Jet’s has 14 different pizza flavours for the picky eater. And although that isn’t as many as Toppers, that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. Sometimes, numbers don’t make a pizza parlor. They host all the classics such as your basic Hawaiian and Meaty variants. They also give rise to a few interesting mixes such as a BLT (yes, bacon lettuce and tomato) and Buffalo Ranch chicken.
But the battle of variety isn’t just fought with flavours. There’s also talk about side dishes and other add-ons that truly make a good pizza night. Both joints luck out with the option of having you, the customer, create your own greasy Frankenstein of flavours. You pick the flavours and the kind of crusts you use.
Speaking of crusts, Jet’s has the upper hand here as they have several crust variant that are available for all their pizzas. You can have your crusts buttered, drizzled with sesame seeds, garlic or even parmesan cheese. Overall, they have 8 different kinds of pizza crusts while Toppers comes in a close second with two crust variants.
What Toppers lacks in terms of crust variety, they make up with something known as “Dipping Sauces” to go with their pizzas and cheese sticks. And they perform marvellously. With twelve different sauces to choose from, whatever it is that’s missing from your meticulous tastes is most certainly covered with the right dipping sauce. They’ve got everything from cheese to your standard spicy dips that are sure to curb any appetite.
Both parlors also boast of chicken. And although their chicken is a side-dish, a good side-kick is a must for every pizza meal to be complete. And in this department, Toppers has slightly more to offer. Toppers tops the food chain with 12 different wing variants compared to Jet’s handful of wing varieties. Isn’t it also interesting to note that Toppers also has 12 different dips for these wings? That means 144 possible combinations of wings and dips in total!
The Cost Arena
Everyone knows that the more affordable something is, the more of it you can get. This is the same thing with pizzas. And in the price arena, both have reasonable rates.
The lowest pans you can get from Toppers start at $7.99 a piece while other regular flavours are at $9.99. Each pizza comes with one dipping sauce of your choice which is already part of the cost. They also have combination offers that put together a pizza, an order of cheese sticks and wings that could range from $14 to $25 depending on what’s included in their offers.
On the other hand, Jet’s prices fall along the same line. Their most affordable pizzas are also priced at $7.99 and their package offers could go as high as $25. If you’re looking to make a decision based on price, you’re in for some tight competition which will make it hard to choose a victor.
The Final Verdict
As any consumer would know, good competition is advantageous for the discerning pizza-lover. Joints will be in a continuous process of improvement to maintain their edges and keep the customers coming back for more.
The match-up between these two ambitious joints is a very close fight in terms of flavours and cost. With both sides boasting of their own particular identities when it comes to pizza-making, the ultimate deciding factor would be you, the target market.
If you’re looking for a good combination of pizzas and chicken wings, your best bet would be Toppers due to their extensive wing line-up and dip selection. But if you’re more concerned about the pizza as a whole with little regard for what comes along with it, you’re better off with Jet’s because of their crust varieties that will enhance your pizza pleasures. Simply put, at the end of the day it is the greasy heart that chooses the champion in this bout.