Toppers Pizza – Grand Rapids
It’s been a weird couple weeks at work. I worked two days, was off three (including Thanksgviving) then worked seven in a row. The two day week made it hard to get motivated. I just kept looking forward to those three days off, so my brain wasn’t really where it needed to be.
I got pretty lucky in that the second day of that two day week turned out to be a pretty easy day of work. I had plenty of time for lunch (or at least I thought I was going to), so I decided to order a pizza.
There’s a pretty good pizza place not too far from where I work, but I always like checking out new things and just ordering a simple pepperoni pizza. I passed on the more fancy option and got online to put in an order at one of the newer chains to move in to Grand Rapids.
Toppers Pizza is on Wealthy Street just to the west of Diamond Avenue. This is the only store the small midwest chain has in. The original restaurant in Champaign, IL is closed now and the headquarters are now Whitewater, Wisconsin. This store is a little odd for Toppers as most of them are near college campuses. I don’t think it’s still there, but we ordered from Toppers a few times when we lived in Lansing and were always happy with what we got but it still seemed just to be typical big chain pizza.
I got online at about 6:00 to place an order. I used the online ordering option to put in a simple order of a 14″ thin crust Old School Sausage and Pepperoni. It took just over 15 minutes for my order to be ready for pickup and by the time I found a parking spot and made it in to the shop, it was ready for me.
I headed back to work and went to hide. Everyone smells pizza when you walk in the door with one and they sit there and watch you eat with puppy dog eyes. I hate sharing my pizza, so I try to hide.
The thin crust pizza is very thin and crispy. Each piece had a snap to it on every bite all the way through the middle. The pizza I ordered was topped with garlic roasted tomatoes, hand pinched sausage and spicy pepperoni. I actually mistook the tomatoes for mushrooms at first which would have been a deal breaker, but I eventually figured out it was tomatoes, so it was ok. The meats were plentiful on top of the medium pizza and each bite provided a mouthful of of both pepperoni and sausage.
Toppers Pizza was a little bettered than I remembered and it was probably because I didn’t order their standard crust. I know J and I are in the minority when it comes to thin crust pizza, but thin crust is really what we like best. The thin crust pizza from Toppers was the delicious cracker thin crust that we both like and even though J wasn’t eating with me, I’m glad that’s what I ordered.