Pizza Wars Continue: Little Casears Hits Albertville, Pizza Hut in St. Michael
Two national chains are coming to town, just in time for a pizza-filled holiday season.
In the "old" days, nearly everyone remembers the little guy from the Little Casears commercial and his "Pizza! Pizza!" tagline.
Today, Little Caesars has changed its lineup a little bit, offering cheap pizzas instead of the old two-for-one deal that made it a household hit in the 1980s and 90s.
It's a bit more like a $5 Pizza.
Albertville residents will find out soon enough, as Little Caesars has laid claim to the open spot in the strip mall in front of Coborn's, right next to Goin' Postal.
The store hopes to up and running by the New Year.
Meanwhile, another national chain is open for business in St. Michael.
Pizza Hut has taken up residence in the Colonial Mall, completing a remodel of the former library space.
The Pizza Hut Express will have pizzas to go, delivery options and a carryout area. They also carry a full line of wings and pastas.
The store opened Thanksgiving weekend.
The two new sites have brought the question, "How many pizza joints does St. Michael-Albertville need?"
The community has national chains like Domino's, Pappy Murphy's and now Pizza Hut.
Local chains, such as Jimmy's and $5 Pizza, have also found a home here.
Plus, family-owned shops are run at Andy's Hometowne, D's Family Pizza and JR's in St. Michael.
*NOTE: This article has been corrected to reflect the proper location of the new Pizza Hut. St. Michael Patch regrets the error and any confusion it might have caused.