How to Get the Most Pizza for Your Money


Think a bigger pizza is always a better value?

Before you place your next delivery order, check out this handy calculator we found that reveals the cost per square inch —  this tool could save you some serious dough!

The Best Pizza Value at Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s 

Team Clark compared prices for 12-inch medium and 14-inch large pizzas at three national chains: Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s.

Read on to find out which pizza place offers the best bite for your buck…


Domino's Pizza

The bigger pizza at Domino’s has a lower cost per square inch when you compare a regular-priced large pizza for $12.49 to a regular-priced medium for $9.99.

But its long-running special of two medium two-topping pizzas for $5.99 each changes everything.

  Square inches Cost per sq. inch Total
2 medium pizzas 226.19 $0.05 (Lowest) $11.98
1 large pizza 153.94 $0.08 $12.49

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut also offers two medium pizzas for $5.99 each, but how does that compare to its special $7.99 large three-topping pizza deal?

The calculator shows the large pie has the lowest cost per square inch, but it’s pretty much a tie!


Papa John’s 

Papa John's

We checked Papa John’s specials and found a $10 large two-topping pizza deal for carry-out that costs only $0.06 per square inch.

But for $12, you can get a two medium one-topping pizza special for $0.05 per square inch.

  Square inches Cost per sq. inch Total
2 medium pizzas 226.19 $0.05 (Lowest) $12.00
1 large pizza 153.94 $0.06 $10.00

Test Out the Calculator for Yourself! 

Remember that prices and deals may vary, but this calculator is a great tool to help you figure out if those pizza specials are really worth it.

And we know that many people prefer to eat at locally-owned restaurants, so you can just as easily compare mom-and-pop pizza places using the calculator.

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