Happy's Pizza Compliment - Pleasantly surprised...
TROY, MICHIGAN -- The past few months on local TV there’s been a catchy commercial for Happy’s Pizza sung by the Four Tops. I have a few of their tapes stashed away somewhere and hearing their voices is pleasant.
Yesterday my Godson came over to take me to lunch. Being in his last year at Oakland University, I know the kid (21) isn’t rolling in $$ so suggested he make the two mile drive to a newly opened Happy’s Pizza for a carry-out.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, they have a special: Two large, two-topping pizzas for $9.99. Although I like mushrooms tossed on along with Pepperoni, we decided on Pepperoni only because that’s the way he likes it. After all, it was his money.
I have found that usually on these low-cost ‘specials,’ something may be lacking, mostly flavor.
When he returned with the pizzas, I was pleasantly surprised. The crust was nicely browned and crisp but not brittle. There was more than an ample amount of cheese and Pepperoni. One thing that stood out for me was the sauce. On many pizzas I find the sauce high on the acidity scale. This was not so. (Maybe they put more sugar in it?)
We ate our way through most of one pizza, the two slices left over are in my refrigerator, and he took the other one home with him so he and his buddies could munch on it later in the evening.
After he left, I checked on the history of Happy’s Pizza. They were started in Detroit in 1994. Don’t know why I hadn’t heard about them until the Four Tops began doing that commercial. They’ve since expanded to 65 locations in MI, OH, IL, and IN.
Of course, the obligatory menus were in the boxes. The menu is quite extensive, offering pizza, ribs, sandwiches, subs, Chu Bata wraps, chicken, salads, seafood, pasta, etc.
I know which item on the menu I’m going to try next: a ribs (4 bones) and chicken (2 pieces) combo dinner. Included are fries, cole slaw, and bread. All this for $9.99. I just hope they don’t decide to close down before I get the chance for a good ‘home cooked’ meal. But I doubt it because they opened in this location only about four months ago.
Thanks for doing that commercial, Four Tops. I’d never have bothered to stop in if it weren’t for hearing your music.