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Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« on: August 27, 2012, 01:01:48 PM »
Chicago is a town with a great history.  People love their hot dogs, Italian beef, Chicago thin and the coveted deep dish pizza.  But will chicagoians be willing to order from a shop that sells new york crust?  They do like sbarro out here but that is all I have to go by. Most people are set in their ways though and don't want to try new things.  What does everyone think?

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 01:05:27 PM »
I've eaten at two or more NY style places (slice joints) in downtown Chicago.

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 01:16:36 PM »
If it's good, build it and they will come.
My 2 cents...I'd open a Taqueria
The good ones in Chicago, and NY have lines out the door....

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 08:52:16 PM »
I've eaten at two or more NY style places (slice joints) in downtown Chicago.

I wonder how the burbs would do?
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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 12:31:51 AM »
Chicago is a town with a great history.  People love their hot dogs, Italian beef, Chicago thin and the coveted deep dish pizza.  But will chicagoians be willing to order from a shop that sells new york crust?  They do like sbarro out here but that is all I have to go by. Most people are set in their ways though and don't want to try new things.  What does everyone think?

Nate

Ya, it will definitely sell.

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 12:54:41 AM »
If it's good, I think it would sell in Chicago. What burbs were you thinking of?

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 06:08:27 PM »
South suburbs near Bolingbrook and Joliet.
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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 09:17:10 PM »
South suburbs near Bolingbrook and Joliet.

I have family out there. That's not Chicago obviously, but good pizza shoud do well in the right area of those towns.

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 10:45:53 PM »
People will eat pizza out of an IV bag if they have to, Nate, so all it has to do is taste good no matter which "style" it is.   ;D

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 11:00:22 PM »
People will eat pizza out of an IV bag if they have to, Nate, so all it has to do is taste good no matter which "style" it is.   ;D

Unless no one knows it exists. Or unless the service sucks. Or unless you buy a pizzeria that has a lousy reputation. Or unless the menu is so complicated that people turn around and walk out as soon as they look at it. Or unless... a whole bunch of other things that have nothing to do with how good the pizza tastes.

Success in the pizza business has little to do with what style of pizza you offer or how good it is.


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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 12:46:40 PM »
Yeah maybe I've just seen too many of those shows on food network or the travel channel where Chicagoans despise of NY style and vice versa.  Are there places in NY that serve just deep dish?

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 02:23:35 PM »
Yeah maybe I've just seen too many of those shows on food network or the travel channel where Chicagoans despise of NY style and vice versa.

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I think you're right. My experience is that deep dish a very small slice of the pie here (man I crack myself up  :P).

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 02:37:23 PM »
You don't want my opinion....right?  >:(


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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 02:42:03 PM »
Chicago knows that deep dish is deep dish, and pizza is pizza.
They may argue over who has the best deep dish, but the "controversy" is just a food channel pipe dream.

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2012, 04:17:04 PM »
Isn't Chicago thin crust style consumed more than deep dish anyways?

Not sure it even matters. Assuming a NY-Style place in Chi-Town is making a moderately good product, people will eat it. It is pizza, afterall. --K
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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 04:20:07 PM »

Success in the pizza business has little to do with what style of pizza you offer or how good it is.

Id think there would be tons of people who would disagree and say success has a lot to do with the product you put Out

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2012, 04:31:04 PM »
Id think there would be tons of people who would disagree and say success has a lot to do with the product you put Out
True.
But there is ton-ages who don't know good from bad....even in Chicago and NY. Can you say...dominospizzahutlittleceaserspapajohns real fast 5 times... :)
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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2012, 05:04:47 PM »
Id think there would be tons of people who would disagree and say success has a lot to do with the product you put Out

Well, I know there are tons of people who used to own pizzerias who would've said the same thing before they owned their pizzeria, which, of course, sold the best pizza in town before they went out of business.

You can make the best pizza in the world, but if I don't know about it, I won't be there. If you give me crappy service, I won't be back. If the place is dirty, I won't be back. And so many other things will either keep me from ever trying the place or keep me from going back. And that's not just how I operate; that's how people operate.

Food quality matters--I didn't say it doesn't matter--just as the style of food matters. But they both matter a lot less than a lot of other things.

Proof: Pizza Hut, McDonald's, et al.

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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2012, 05:09:42 PM »
True.
But there is ton-ages who don't know good from bad....even in Chicago and NY. Can you say...dominospizzahutlittleceaserspapajohns real fast 5 times... :)

Please add McDonalds to my list..... ;)
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Re: Will ny pizza sell in Chicago?
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2012, 05:12:31 PM »
Subway.