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Restaurant Thu Sep 23 2010

The Worst Pizza in America

If you're focusing on eating a healthy diet, eating pizza probably isn't at the top of your list of approved foods, and Chicago-style pizza is probably laughably out of reach for you. So it may not surprise you to read that David Zinczenko co-author of Eat This Not That rated the 7 pizzas that were the worst to eat, and a Chicago-style pizza came out in the number 1 slot. The individual sized Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza contains 2,310 calories, 162 g fat, and 4,920 mg of sodium. Yowza, right? But at least we have someone agreeing that Chicago-style pizza is #1. Right?

 

Rich / September 23, 2010 5:44 PM

If eaten anywhere but the original Uno's location it is one of the worst pizzas around. And the personal pizza is pre-made and frozen and not comparable to the "real" pizza at the original location.

vcb / September 23, 2010 9:51 PM

Uno's Chicago Grill pizza is NOT the same thing as the REAL Pizzeria Uno.

It's truly a shame that this watered-down chain-version of a classic chicago style deep dish pizza will be the only kind that most people outside of Chicago will experience.

Cinnamon / September 24, 2010 12:04 AM

I think I've been in Chicago long enough, and enjoyed enough pizzas at Pizzeria Due (spinach, tomato and garlic deep-dish) that I forgot this was a chain. Thanks for the reminder. And I admit that I don't want to know how many calories, fat grams, or sodium is in a slice of their deep-dish. I'm happier eating in ignorant bliss.

Steve / September 28, 2010 8:01 AM

CEO was on a local news station last night, NECN (www.necn.com, then do a search for ceo corner). He seems oblivious that his product, in my opinion, is marginal at best, and the service at his restaraunts, in my experience, is SLOW. The items he presented on the program last night did not appear appetizing in the least, and were nothing that you could not find elsewhere. They seem intent to continue to live off the brand name, and not the product, which is not a roadway to success. I drive by one of these restaraunts on almost a daily basis at lunch and it seems at least 1/2 the parking lot is empty.

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