Why are pizza toppings so boring in the USA?

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  1. Robie Benve profile image98
    Robie Benveposted 8 months ago

    Why are pizza toppings so boring in the USA?

    Most of the the pizza places, especially chains, don't offer some variety when it comes to topping choices.
    There are so many possibilities, from grilled eggplant and zucchini, to corn, from prosciutto to turkey meat, from arugula, to asparagus,
    Is it because the average customer does not like changes? Or is it a matter of taste?
    I find pizza boring this way, how about you? What would you like on your pizza?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 months ago

    Eh wut? Oh, I see.

    Yeah, you kinda have to find a nice sit down Italian place to have advanced level topping options for pizza. At least that is my experience. I live in Texas though, and we're not known for having lots of Italians or Italian restaurants. Our Italian restaurants are all ran by Albanians. Texans don't know the difference between Albanians and Italians. Well, come to think of it, you'd have a hard time looking at them and knowing the difference.

    Turns out I've nothing useful to say here. Lets just forget this whole thing ever happened.

    1. Robie Benve profile image98
      Robie Benveposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      lol, for being someone with "nothing useful to say" your comment made me laugh. Thanks! Maybe because I'm Italian, maybe I look like an Albanian, who knows? But I love pizza, though I've never have pizza in Texas, so I don't know what I'm missing

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Do people ever put lamb on pizza? I'm for all of it, personally, except the anchovies. I tried that once, and did not like it. In Texas we often put jalapenos on pizza, which I figure is not traditional, but it is good!

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 months ago

    Well, the "especially chains" are going  to appeal to the broadest customer base in order to attract a lot of customers.  I don't expect franchise businesses to appeal to my particular quirky tastes.
    I like your "possibilities".. but I'd say if that is what you want... make your own pizza with your particular favorite ingredients.
    It  could take a lot of work, but it might be a winner.

    1. Robie Benve profile image98
      Robie Benveposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Rochelle, you are right the chains target a broad base, and I get that. I have tried making my own pizza, but good dough is the secret to a great pizza, and home-made dough baked in electric oven just does not cut it for me. Boy, I'm picky! lol

  4. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 8 months ago

    Growing up in Manhattan, I prefer the original pizza toppings. You can look them up. And I am happy with just having a cheese pizza. Sausage and peppers and some other basic is all I need or want.

    Don't put chicken, pineapples, and other ingredients because it is no longer a pizza. It is definitely a food item but it transcended pizza into something else.

    I like traditional foods to remain traditional, that is why they are called traditional.

    Knock yourself out with making your "pizza" not boring, that is your choice.

 
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