Brands We Love: Mazzio's Italian Eatery

By Brandon Carter | Updated on Aug 16, 2012 8:38:00 AM

The folks at Access are devoted to helping our clients build loyalty and revenue with their customers, and we're aided by relevant value from our 300,000+ merchant partners. Seriously, those merchants are awesome, and sometimes we like to pen odes to them. Here, our own Brandon Carter gets a little cheesy in talking about Mazzio's Italian Eatery. Mama mia!

Confession: I’m not a pizza guy.mazzios

It sounds so un-American, right?

I don’t dislike pizza. You can put a pizza in front of me and I’ll have a piece, or four, but I’m not constantly craving it and wouldn’t suggest it to a hungry group.

Except for one place: Mazzio’s Italian Eatery. Or as we call it in Oklahoma, Mazzio's pizza.

Mazzio’s is a chain started in my hometown of Tulsa in 1961. It has grown to nine states and 165 locations since, and it’s the best pizza I’ve had. You New York and Chicago folks will absolutely want to punch me in the face for saying that, but for this Midwestern kid who now resides in Utah, it’s the best I’ve had.

Part of it was stopping at the location in Jenks after a football game (win or lose), and part of it is spending four years in the pizza wasteland that is Texas (who does great BBQ, not so great pizza). More than anything, it’s just good pizza.

My recommendations are to keep it simple – pepperoni, sausage, cheese on original crust or the mushroom on thin crust. If you want to get fancy with it, go with the Works pizza. Their pizza isn’t greasy or gooey, and you won’t hate yourself for hours afterward if you have any extra slice. This is an important factor for chubby dudes like me.

I love Mazzio’s Pizza. Sometimes a little too much (my apologies to the location at 101st and Sheridan in Tulsa, let me know when I can come back in the store, plz thanks.)

Access discount program members can get a free order of Cheese Dippers (they’re phenomenal) or Cinnamon Sticks when purchasing a medium pizza. Next time you’re cruising through the Midwest or deep south and pass by a Mazzio’s, do your American duty and pick up some terrific pizza.

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Topics: partnership marketing, Merchant Discount Network, Discount Programs, Member Benefits, Viewpoints, Brands We Love, Access Development, brandon carter, mazzios pizza, customer loyalty

Written by: Brandon Carter

Brandon is a writer and marketer for Access Development. He's a frequent blogger on customer and employee engagement & loyalty, consumer trends, and branding.

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