The 10 Most Popular Varieties of Pizza in the United States

At its core, pizza consists of three things: dough, sauce, and toppings. Throughout the years, this simple dish has transformed to include hundreds of variations and multiple different “styles.” The most popular and well-known styles include:

  1. The Original Neapolitan – thin crust, minimal toppings, wood-fired
  2. California Style – thin crust with unusual and uncommon ingredients, fresh toppings
  3. Chicago Deep Dish – deep crust that is thin to medium thickness, thick layer of toppings
  4. Chicago Thin Crust – crispy and crunchy crust, normally cut into squares, spicy sauce, large amount of meat
  5. Detroit Style – square pizza, caramelized crunchy edges, deep-dish crust, marinara sauce
  6. New England Greek Style – thick and crunchy golden crust, topped with typical Greek ingredients
  7. New York Thin Crust – modification of the Original Neapolitan style, thin and crunchy crust that is soft on the inside, perfect balance of thin tomato sauce and cheese, usually sold by the slice
  8. St. Louis Style – thin cracker-like crust, topped with Provel cheese
  9. New Jersey Style – known as the tomato pie, cheese and toppings are placed under the sauce
  10. Franco’s Pizza! – Franco’s style pizza isn’t actually a national favorite, but it definitely is a local one!

Customers throughout Kenmore, Tonawanda, Amherst, and Buffalo, NY love Franco’s pizza! The perfect crust, the delicious sauce, and the freshest toppings combine to create a pizza experience you will never forget. Call one of our convenient locations today to place your order! Not a fan of the phone? We offer pizza online ordering options as well!


Origin of Pizza

Pizza is one of America’s favorite foods. But where did pizza as a food originated from? Well history points to Italy as a birthplace for what we know as pizza today. Ancient cultures had basic flatbreads that they would put a few toppings on. Over time, they started adding more toppings and one of the most popular ones was tomatoes. With the addition of tomatoes and the continuity to have tomato as a base for their dish, pizza as we know it today was born.

Italian immigrants of the early 19th century brought with them their ideas and recipes for pizza. It didn’t take off completely until after World War II. American troops who were stationed in Italy fell in love with the dish and brought back their experiences with them. The pizza industry in the United States boomed. Today you can find pizza restaurants scattered all around the country.

Here in Buffalo, Franco’s Pizza restaurant offers our traditional and modern approach to pizza. We offer pizza delivery, online ordering, and coupons. Hosting an event? Order a party pizza! We serve our pizza to the people of Buffalo, Kenmore, Tonawanda, & Amherst, NY areas.


Our Top Ten Menu Items

Let’s face it – pizza restaurants are everywhere! Pizza is one of America’s favorite foods with nearly half of all families choosing pizza for a meal, at least once a week. Whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, pizza is a great option and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy! If you like delicious pizza with the freshest ingredients, choose Franco’s Pizza. We offer a variety of traditional pizza options, as well as a long list of toppings. Not only do we have delicious pizza, we offer chicken fingers, subs, and more! Take a look at our top ten menu items below!

Top Ten Menu Items (in no specific order)
1. Breakfast Pizza
Traditional: Egg, American And Mozzarella, Hash Browns With Ham, Bacon, Sausage Or Pepperoni
Western: Egg, American And Mozzarella, Sausage, Grilled Onion And Peppers With Hash Browns
Steak & Potato: Julienne Steak, Potato Wedges, Eggs, Mozzarella And American Cheeses

2. Traditional Pizza
Choose toppings – Pepperoni, Beef Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Meatballs, Bacon, Ham, Seasoned Ground Beef, Hamburger, Grilled Sliced Steak, Grilled Julienne Steak, Grilled Chicken, Bbq Beef Brisket, Bbq Pulled Pork, Anchovies, Mushrooms, Green Olives, Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Onions, Broccoli, Spinach, Jalapeno Peppers, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Hot Banana Peppers, Pineapple

3. Classic White Pizza
Mozzarella, Parmesan, Diced Ripe Tomatoes And Fresh Onions, It’s Topped With Franco’s Special Spices!

4. Buffalo Wing Pizza
Our Own Special Wing Sauce Flavors, Boneless Chicken Breast, Smothered In Mozzarella And Topped With Blue Cheese And Hot Sauce.

5. Hawaiian Pizza
Topped With Homemade Tomato Sauce, Pineapple, Ham, Bacon And Smothered With Mozzarella.

6. Taco Pizza
Picante tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Seasoned Ground Beef, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Onions And Black Olives And Cheddar.

7. Chicken Finger Pizza (Buffalo Style)
Our Own Special Wing Sauce Flavored Breaded Chicken Finger Pieces Smothered In Mozzarella, Then Topped With Blue Cheese And Just A Splash Of Hot Sauce.

8. Gluten Free Pizza
Choose from Traditional, Broccoli Infused or Cauliflower Infused GF Pizza Dough.

9. Chicken Wings
Includes Crispy Celery Sticks and Franco’s Blue Cheese.

10. Chicken Fingers
Served With French Fries And Blue Cheese

When you are looking for a pizza restaurant in the Buffalo, NY area, choose Franco’s Pizza! Dine-in, take-out, or get it delivered! Call today!


Having a Pizza Party?

Order Online for Easy Service & Delivery

Pizza parties are simply the best! All your friends and family or coworkers all gather in one place
where you talk amongst each other, laugh, create memories, and enjoy each other’s company over
good conversation and great food. When you throw a pizza party, whether it be for a work luncheon,
birthday party, holiday party, or for any other occasion, you can’t go wrong. Everyone loves pizza, and
in Buffalo, NY, everyone loves Franco’s Pizza!

If our taco pizza, steak pizza, or Greek pizza isn’t enough, then try our Hawaiian pizza, meatball pizza,
traditional pizza, Buffalo wing pizza, or any of our other selections. We make our pizzas fresh, with
the tastiest ingredients and best flavors. If there’s one thing we do right in Buffalo, its pizza!
Order Online for Your Pizza Party

If you’re having a pizza party in a few days or next week, you can easily place your order online. At
Franco’s, we make it easier than ever to place your order on-the- go or at work. You can order your
pizza at any time through our easy online ordering option. All you need to do is visit our website and
visit the Online Ordering Anytime page. Log in if you’re a returning customer, or create a login if
you’re a new user. You can choose anything you’d like from our menu right from your laptop or
smartphone.

Browse our pizza menu, subs menu and salads to provide your guests with the most delicious food. If
you have questions about our online ordering option, don’t hesitate to call us. You can order as much
food as you’d like!


Top 5 Reasons to Order Pizza Delivery

It IS Delivery – And It’s AWESOME!

If you’re like most people, you don’t really need to be talked into the wisdom of ordering pizza instead of cooking yourself. But sometimes, people need that extra little push to order delivery. “It feels lazy,” you might think. Or, “I really should just go out and pick up the pizza. It’ll be good for me, right?”

Wrong! All of us at Franco’s Pizza are here to tell you that ordering pizza delivery doesn’t just feel good, it IS good. Don’t believe us? Check out our top five reasons why you should skip the trip and just have your pizza delivered.

Pajamas are awesome.

Whether you’re the type of person to go for the fuzzy footie pajamas or you just throw on an old t-shirt and sweats, your pajamas are probably some of the most comfortable things you own. So why change into something fit for public viewing so you can get into the car, drive to Franco’s, pick up your pizza, drive home, and put your pajamas back on again? You shouldn’t. Keep the pajamas on and call us for delivery. (Our drivers don’t judge!)

You can order online – and all pizza coupons apply.

We’ve made pizza delivery even MORE convenient with our pizza online order system. Just click here to get started. Tell us how many pies you’d like and what side dishes go with it, as well as whether or not you have any pizza coupons. And that’s it!

You don’t have to miss a minute of the action.

If the game, or the episode, or the movie is just getting to the good part, do you want to have to turn off the TV to drive down to our pizza restaurant, pick up your food, and come back? Of course you don’t. (Especially if it’s a live sports event. Who knows what you might miss?) Grabbing a pizza at the door takes two minutes at the most, so you don’t have to worry about missing a thing.

The party doesn’t need to stop.

Say you ordered a party pizza, a bucket of wings, and all the trimmings for your big birthday bash. Everyone’s at your house, the beverages (adult or otherwise) are flowing, and the party is hopping. The last thing you want to do is skip out on your own party to pick up the pizza – especially if your buddy Chad is parked right behind your car. (Way to go, Chad.) Let us bring the pizza to you. We’ll even park on the street if we have to.

It’s better for the environment.

This is going to take a bit of a thought experiment, so bear with us. Say you and your two next-door neighbors all order a pizza from Franco’s. You all live three miles from Franco’s. If you all get into your cars separately and come to pick up your pizza, that’s a total of 18 miles you’ll all collectively be driving (three miles both ways – six miles – multiplied by three neighbors). But if you all order delivery, our driver can make a single six-mile round trip. Add in all of the friends and neighbors ordering pizza across the Buffalo area, and that’s a big difference for the environment!

So there you have it – the top five reasons to order pizza delivery. Now, what are you waiting for? Put on those PJs, hop on the couch, turn on your favorite show, and order online with a clear conscience. Your pizza will be at your door before you know it!


It’s A Pizza Party!

If you love pizza as much as we do here at Franco’s Pizza, you know the feeling you get when you first open the box of your favorite pizza. At Franco’s, pizza is our specialty. It’s what we love to make. And now we’ve made it even easier to order pizza online with our online pizza order service. No call necessary!

From veggie pizza and classic white pizza to our chicken finger pizza and Hawaiian pizza, we have all of your favorites. Choose from a personal pizza just for yourself or a party pizza for your upcoming party. No matter what you choose to order, our pizzas always come hot and ready to eat. You can also custom create your own pizza, the possibilities are endless.

Order Today!

Pizza is a meal you can eat at any time of the day. So order online for dinner for the family tonight, or order to share for lunch with your co-workers. Franco’s is proud to be a staple in the Buffalo area for 36 years now. Order online today!


Order Your Favorite Pizza Online!!!

Cheesy goodness clinging to every slice as you pull it right out of the box…now that’s a dream come true. Franco’s Pizza delivers pizza in every box, and we keep it as simple as you placing a pizza online order. From your computer to your door, pizza will be there.

Now, let’s talk toppings. You can choose the traditional cheese or cheese and pepperoni, spice it up with some banana peppers, or maybe you want to take an entirely new route with a Hawaiian pizza or another specialty or artisan pizza pie. We have the toppings, you have the dream; let us make it come true.
We can bring your hot and fresh pie right to your door, you can stop by our shop to pick it up, or you can hang out with us while you indulge in the goodness. The choice is yours. Now, we know that we’re giving you a lot of options with the toppings, delivery options and even ordering options (call or try a pizza online order), but we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Make that pizza taste even better. The only way to make a delicious, hot, fresh and cheesy pizza even more enjoyable is by getting it an unbeatable price. Franco’s Pizza is always giving out great pizza coupons to those in the local community. Check out our website, social media, pizzeria, and other media sources throughout the community for a Franco’s Pizza flyer and pizza coupons!
Place your pizza online order today!


Franco’s Pizza Drag Racing Series

Your Source For High Octane Fun This Summer

Grab your friends & family and head on down to the Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway for Buffalos fastest eighth mile at the Franco’s Pizza Drag Racing Series! The series continues through the month of September into early October on the following dates.

  1. Friday, September 4th – Team Finals
  2. Friday, September 11th – Buffalo Superchargers
  3. Friday, September 18th – Top Specials & TNT HotRod
  4. Thursday, September 24th – 26th Annual Race of Champions & Iron Man Classic
  5. Saturday, October 10th – Series Finale & Grand Champion Runoff

Franco’s Pizza is proud to be Buffalo born and serving the city of good neighbors for over 30 years; that’s why we love being involved in community events that promote fun for all ages, and most importantly, great pizza! Franco’s Famous square slices are always available at the concession stands along with other track favorites and beverages.

Summer is coming to an end so Franco’s Pizza along with the Lancaster National Dragway are giving you and yours the chance to save on admission to our upcoming events with discount vouchers available at all five stores! Just stop by your neighborhood Franco’s and pick up a voucher that will entitle the bearer to $5 admission for the dates of September 18th & 24th.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support a Buffalo tradition since 1959!

*Only 200 vouchers will be handed out. Minimum $20 purchase required. Limit 1 voucher per order.


Facts About Pizza – Pizza Delivery in Buffalo, NY

Who doesn’t love pizza?! Pizza is the universal party food, comfort food and when all else fails dinner option. At Franco’s Pizza, in Buffalo, NY, we pride ourselves on the creation of our pizza. Hours upon hours of hard work was put in to create the perfect recipe for you and your family to enjoy. There are decades of history that have made pizza what it is today. Here are some of our favorite facts!

  • In 1987 it was decided that October is national pizza month in the US
  • On average, Americans eat about 100 acres of pizza per day. That is equivalent to 350 slices of pizza per second
  • About 3 billion pizzas are sold each year in America
  • Hawaiian pizza was first discovered in Canada
  • The first pizzeria opened in 1905 in New York City

If we chose to list all the facts about pizza, we wouldn’t have time to continue creating Buffalo’s best pizza (plus we specialize in pizza, not history!) So call us today to place your order.