You may not have heard of Shakeys Pizza unless you reside in sunny California or the Philippines, but we thought they were still worth some love.
Founded in 1954, Shakey's was once a decent size chain with around 500 stores, but the restaurant hit hard times once after changing hands several times.
Now Shakey's is a much smaller operation with restaurants primarily in California, but you'll also find a few sprinkled around Washington, Georgia and Alabama.
We'd love to see the restaurant grow again, if not for the pizza, then for the fun atmosphere it provides. It's a great place for the whole family as well as kiddo birthday parties. Shakey's isn't a delivery pizza joint, but more of a sit-down, family restaurant.
Okay, so let's see what their menu has to offer. At first glance, the pizza selection is somewhat limited, but they also offer fried chicken, salads and Mojo
potatoes. Let's take a closer look at the pizza.
(menu options may vary depending on locations. All information taken from Shakey's website).
Shakey's offers three crusts;
Make Your Own
Shakey's provides a good selection of toppings for you to make your own masterpiece. A few of the toppings are not always found at typical pizza joints...
Veggies - jalapenos, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, roasted garlic, roasted red peppers, pineapple, cliantro, basil, red onions, tomatoes.
Meats - ham, pepperoni, bacon, beef, Italian sausage, spicy sausage, chorizo, salami, chicken breast and anchovy.
Shakey's Gourmet Pizzas offer some more unique topping combinations for a less traditional pizza.
Let's see how Shakeys Pizza stakes up in the fat and calories department.
Serving Size = 1 slice from a 14" (large) pie, thin crust
cheese pizza has a lot less of everything, except for .17 (g) of trans
fat which is a no no. But fat and calories are definitely on the
low side. How does that affect the taste of their pizza?!