May 28, 2017

Papa John's Offers Italian Beef Pizza But Only in Chicago

Papa John's slings an Italian Beef Pizza but only in the place where the Italian beef sandwich originates: Chicago, IL.

Benny's Italian Beef Pizza was first introduced late last year and features a hand-tossed pizza topped with thin-sliced Italian beef from Devanco Foods and Marconi brand giardiniera. Both companies are local food service and retail suppliers.

It's called "Benny's Italian Beef Pizza" due to a promotional tie-in with the Chicago Bulls professional basketball team (whose mascot is Benny the Bull) where $1 from the sale of each Italian Beef Pizza goes to the Chicago Bulls Charities. A large-size pizza goes for $12 under a current promotion.

While the availability is limited by geography, the pizza seems a bit more true to the sandwich than the Chicago-Style Beef Dip that Arby's offered earlier this year.

Photo via Papa John's.

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