For value, Pizza King reigns

Pizza King employees are ready to welcome their customers. (staff photo by Amy Giambrocco)

By Jason Pacitti

College students are constantly looking for the best value when eating out, and they just might find it at Pizza King.

On Wednesdays at this pizza restaurant, located on North Main St. in Leominster, college students are treated to a 50-percent discount, and any large sub costs just $3.95.

As the name implies, Pizza King specializes in the Italian pies, with regular pizzas ranging from a small, one-topping for $5.95 to a large, three-topping for $11.45.

Gourmet pizzas include BBQ Pulled Pork ($7.25 small-$12.25 large); Mediterranean with spinach, feta, tomatoes and olives ($7.75 small-$12.75 large); and Boneless Buffalo Chicken ($6.95 small-$11.95 large).

Sub selections feature Cheeseburger ($5.95 large), Chicken Cordon Bleu ($6.50 large), and Pepper, Egg & Cheese ($5.75 large).

But Pizza King does not just cook pizza and subs. There are calzones, specialty wraps, and even entrees such as the Fish ‘n’ Chips Dinner ($8.95).

While on a date on a Wednesday, I decided to stop in at Pizza King. Opening the door, I found the pizza shop filled with the hustle and bustle of the college-age crowd, with a few local regulars to round out the demographic. I noticed the employees of the shop had a friendly relationship with all of their customers. Their mannerisms gave a “you guys are the future of America” feel as college students paid for their cheap, delicious meals.

Pizza King may be a few miles from campus, but they go the extra mile to make college students feel at home. Not only is their menu extensive, but upon request they will cook meals other than those listed.

We ordered the King Special Sub, a large order of Buffalo Chicken Tenders (regularly priced at $11.25), Stuffed Shells ($5.95), a 2-liter soda and a big bag of chips. The bill was less than $20 – a deal not many places can beat.

Pizza King offers the hard-working college crowd home-cooked meals that cannot be compared to what is served in Holmes or the Commuter Café. The food is rich, hearty and full of flavor – it’s a taste fit for royalty.

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8 replies

  1. what i can i say, pizza restaurants are really the best and they can really fill my belly “‘.

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  2. This article makes me want to go to this Pizza place and eat there! Pizza King services good deals for college students because they understand how college students dont usually have a lot of money, so having good deals and a nice place to eat is convienent for college students.

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  3. Pizza king sounds as though it may be a great deal for students who are trying to save a buck when going to eat but the factor of it being further than walking distance is kind of a determining factor if some people are willing to drive the extra mile just to save a buck or two.

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  4. It looks as though this place can relate to us college students looking to save some money. I will most likely get a sub from this place one day.

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  5. Really good article I think I will have to go check this place out to have some really good for for a good price

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  6. The pizza king does reign. I have eaten at the pizza king many times. It gets better and better everytime I eat there. Its a great getaway from the food served on campus if you want very good food for an amazing price, and if your a student you are treated to a 50 percent discount and a large sub will only cost you 3.95 (thats an amazing deal). I would urge everyone to go and try there food you wont be disappointed

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  7. I completely agree with this assessment of Pizza King. The prices are fantastic, and the food is even better. I try to go to Pizza King at least once a week. My goal at the end of the year is to get at least one person behind the counter to know my name and what I usually get.

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  8. I think that I will try this restaraunt. It sounds like a very nice place to eat. I like this review because it really writes as though you know what it’s like to be there. It is a very friendly report, and I liked reading it.

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