With the recent grand opening of Toppers Pizza, many students are wondering how it stacks up against the other pizza choices we have here in Menomonie, namely Jeff’s. I had never had Toppers, so this was a new experience for me.
Toppers has a good variety on their menu. They offer pizzas, Topperstix, boneless wings, hoagies, buffalo wings and quesadillas. The variety of pizza on the menu goes from Mac ‘N Cheese to the Potato Topper with bacon and chives.
I ordered the Meat Topper Pizza that includes pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage and bacon. A 12-inch specialty pizza like the Meat Topper will run you $14.49. Comparably Jeff’s offers 12-inch specialty pizzas for $13.99. The pizza came absolutely loaded with meat and the bacon was crispy and perfect; however, it seemed lacking in sauce, which is a bummer because the sauce is the best part of a pizza. The crust was nothing too special, but then again, neither was anything else.
I also ordered Topperstix, which are similar to Smotherella sticks. For a seven-piece Topperstix, the price is $5.29, compared to a 10-inch Smotherella stick for $8.09. The Topperstix were similar to Jeff’s Smotherella sticks, but did not seem to have much flavor. They also weren’t as fluffy as the Smotherellas. You do get a pretty decent amount for the price you pay, however.
I commend Toppers on their customer service. I had my pizza delivered to me almost 20 minutes before their own estimated delivery time.
It’s hard to recommend Toppers in a world where Jeff’s exists. They beat Toppers in just about every way. The pizza was bland and nothing special. It’s not that the pizza was bad—it was just so average that I don’t think I will be having it again anytime soon, unless I have a good coupon.
Based on taste, service and cost, I give Toppers Pizza a three out of five.