I moved from a town with about ten restaurants (most fast food) to an area with about 50. We have family-owned breakfast places…
In our old town, we’d listen for every announcement of a new restaurant opening, only to be disappointed when we heard it was yet another pizza place. By the time we moved, we had a Pie Five, Little Caesar’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, and a family-owned place.
Where we live now, we probably have 20 pizza places within a ten-mile radius. Four are within the same half mile of each other.
So you can imagine my surprise when I heard Mellow Mushroom was occupying the space where a Mimi’s Restaurant once was. That makes five sit-down pizza places within a half mile: Pie Five, Mellow Mushroom, Brixx, NY Pie, and Windy City Pizza.
We aren’t a college town, unless you count community colleges. This is a residential area with typical families.
So what’s the deal? Do people eat anything but pizza?