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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. 

Janice December 07, 2011 at 07:57 PM
Birdie, I remember the Cafe very well and I was from a far away place, Brooklyn Center. As a child, we used to take frequent trips out to the country to visit my Dad's cousin (Chester Kottke) and to fish on the Crow River from Harold & Edna Hackenmuller's yard by the old mill in Hanover. I enjoyed many a Sunday dinner at the St. Michael Cafe, it was wonderful home cooking; what a treat. I've lived in STM for a long time now, because I love it. I fear we are loosing the wonderful charm that makes STM a special place to live. I would love to have a local Cafe to take my grandchildren too. I do wish someone would listen, enough drug stores, and pizza places. Let's try to keep STM a place people want to stay at for dinner and shopping, not leave from and take $$ out of the area. Janice Saenger
Ken December 10, 2011 at 01:04 AM
Enough of the chains. I would like to see another cafe in St Michael like the city promised was going back in after the destruction of the downtown. Did the City mislead us again? Gee, hard to believe. My guess is with a city full of people who only want the chains ( Chipotle, Dunn Bros etc ) it would be hard for an old fashion cafe with good prices and great food to stay in business . If you want the chains you can move back to Maple Grove!
missyme January 31, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Little Caesars just opened. Going to try it tonight instead of cooking!
Ally November 16, 2012 at 04:48 PM
This place was great when it first opened. But now the quality of food has gone down. Me and my family got a pizza a few weeks ago and the crust had fallen apart. Also i have heard some bad stories from previous workers that say if you want food poisoning go ahead and eat there. I wouldn't recommend eating there at all.
Bex November 16, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Well said, Ken!

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