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Old 12-16-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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If you're paying $25-30 bucks for a large pizza, you are on the high end. Where are you paying that price at? On the wharf, or disneyland? Or some gourmet fancy pizza. Here at pizza hut it's still ~$16 for a large.

Personally, I either make my own dough or if I am being lazy, I simply buy a frozen and add toppings. It's not a scam, it's a business and they have to make ends meet and profit too.
Round Table in central coast CA. It was a veggie/meat combo essentially and an x-tra large. It was $28.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Round Table is definitely on the high side, but it's worth it. I've never had a bad pie from them.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh but I'm ready to relocate......
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LOL........Pizza a Scam?!.....LOL........I call myself a Pizza coniseaur and Ive had pizza all of the states......nayver paid more than $20. Its luxury.....
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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Chain pizza shuld be avoided at all cost. It really is not that great for you overall, but if you do chose to eat it, a visit to the local store is the way to go.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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That might be a rip-off, but I don't think it qualifies as a scam.

And don't forget high school geometry. A = 3.14 * r * r

So, for example, let's compare a 12 inch medium, 14" large and 16" Xtra large:

Medium = 12"
r squared (12 x 12) = 144 square inches.
144 x 3.14 = 452 square inches for a medium

Large = 14"
r squared (14 x 14) = 196 square inches
196 x 3.14 = 615 square inches

Xtra Large = 16"
r squared (16 x 16) = 256 square inches
256 x 3.14 = 803 square inches

So the XL is "only 2 inches" bigger than the large, but there's a difference of 188 square inches. That works out to just a bit smaller than an 8" individual pizza.
You're on the right track, but you've doubled "R" - it's half the diameter. So a 12 inch is 36 pi, a 14 is 49 pi, and a 16 is 64 pi.

And that's not counting crust, which for some pizza is an inch or so all the way around. That makes a 12 inch 25 pi, a 14 inch 36 pi, and a 16 inch 49 pi. So yeah, an XL is about twice as big as a medium.

But don't forget, the labor cost, which is a big part of the cost of the product, is about the same for an XL as for a medium. It takes a little longer to chop the vegetables for an XL and to put the toppings on, but all the other steps take about the same amount of time.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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At $28.00 it certainly was a poor buy when you compare what you could make one for.Orher than that it just depends on what you want to spend your money on and what you can afford.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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LOL scam or no scam..... not gonna stop me from ordering!
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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I could buy a steak for 5 bucks at a grocery store, but it won't compare to the steak I'd pay $30 for at a good steakhouse. Pizza is kind of the same way - I could make a pizza-like dish for cheap, but to make the dough properly with yeast, let it rise, make good tomato sauce from scratch, grate good cheese, and top it with fresh vegetables and/or quality Italian meats is not only not cheap, it's pretty time-consuming. And even then I have to settle for my oven instead of a good pizza oven with a stone.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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Just so happens I was sitting in the steam room yesterday at the YMCA with a guy who owns a pizzeria. We were actually discussing his overhead and costs. According to this steamroom talk he stated that the cheese was number one, and we live in Wisconsin. As for his other overhead it was employees, rent, utilities, mostly in the summer when he had to cool the joint and not in the winter when he has to heat. So there is a clue to high prices of California pizza if they need to spend more on cooling the restaurant.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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I figured cheese would be the largest expense, it's not cheap in the stores. Utility costs wouldn't be much of an issue here. This area of CA probably averages 60 degrees year round.
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