The foolproof way to get the most pizza for your money

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The foolproof way to get the most pizza for your money
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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!

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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 

Domino's Pizza

A bigger pizza at Domino’s has a lower cost per square inch when you compare a regular-priced large pizza for $11.99 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 $11.99

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

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

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

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Papa John’s 

Papa John's

We checked Papa John’s mobile app and found a $7.99 large two-topping pizza deal (carry-out only) that seems hard to beat at a nickel per square inch.

But for $16.65, you can get three medium one-topping pizzas, which is also $0.05 per square inch.

  Square inches Cost per sq. inch Total
3 medium pizzas 339.29 $0.05 (Lowest) $16.65
1 large pizza 153.94 $0.05 $7.99

Test out the calculator for yourself! 

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 or smartphone apps like Pizza Area.

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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