Jet’s Pizza exceeds expectations, great value for a college budget



Think back to a time when a whole pizza cost only $ 10.

Rarely have I been able to throw an Alexander Hamilton at a cashier for a whole pizza. When I was lucky enough to have a cheap pizza, the product drops as low as the price, leaving me more upset than if I had shelled out a few extra bucks for a tastier option.

The Lantern photo editor Mackenzie Shanklin suggested Jet’s Pizza to me in a very confident manner. When I said I had never heard of it – the store closest to me is 45 minutes from my house – she was in disbelief, exclaiming that it had to be kicked off to the next review.

I had to, and to my surprise, I was not disappointed.

In my mind this pizza got pulled off looking at three locations in the middle. It was inexpensive, square in shape and deep – a recipe for disaster in my pizza endeavors.

However, Jet hit a home run out of the park, slowly jogging around the bases and admiring the crowds in the process.

My first bite greeted me with a combination of chewy dough, sweet sauce, cheese, and pepperoni and had a pretty decent crunch.

I thought about it while chewing to try and find a review, but all I could find was that the sauce tasted slightly unusual and there could have been more cheese.

Next, I set my sights on the deep crust, which had a brown layer of burnt crisp from which it lay in the pan while baking. At first glance, it looked like a nice slice of garlic bread that would accompany a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.

The crust I ordered was advertised as a “buttery crust,” which I guess means they brush with a layer of butter on the outside edge to soften the rough texture and add a bit of flavor. I liked the crunchiness in the thick layer, but the butter didn’t do anything extraordinary for me. It cost Jet a few points in the final score for the level of fat left on my hand.

I don’t know if I would call the sister companies of Jet’s and Little Caesar – similar to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s – but man, if they aren’t surprisingly similar. Both companies offer inexpensive, similar-looking hollow pizzas and keep their pickup orders in the same heat insulator on the shelf.

All in all, Jet took me to the moon with his slice of Detroit-style deep dish for a good price.

Rating: 7.9 / 10