- McDonald’s location in Pomeroy, Ohio and another one in Spencer, West Virginia are currently selling pizza
- Both are run by franchise owner Greg Mills
- McDonald’s sold pizza across the US and in Canada in the ’80s and ’90s but stopped, in part because they took too long to make
- These two locations still serve versions close to the original recipe, and fans are traveling hundreds of miles to eat it
Once upon a time, some McDonald’s locations offered pizza along with Big Mac’s and fries.
The item appeared on menus at the fast food chain from the late ’80s to the late ’90s, but pretty much disappeared before the new millennium — except at exactly two locations.
Thanks to the internet, curious fast foodies are going on road trips to McDonald’s locations in Pomeroy, Ohio and Spencer, West Virginia that still carry McPizza.
Unique: The internet is freaking out about news that two McDonald’s locations in the US are selling pizza
Care to travel? The pizzas are available at stores in in Pomeroy, Ohio and Spencer, West Virginia
The hero: Both stores are run by franchise owner Greg Mills
The two locations, run by franchise owner Greg Mills, never actually stopped selling the menu option when the rest of the country did.
Two sizes are offered — personal pizza and family pizza — and toppings include plain cheese, pepperoni, sausage, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers.
The family size sells for $6 each, while personal pies are between $2.75 and $3.25.
Flashback: Pizzas were available at many McDonald’s locations in the ’80s and ’90s but the item has been discontinued
Hanging on! These two stores still sell a knock-off of the original recipe
Worth it? They come in two sizes and with a choice of toppings, but take a bit longer to make than other items
According to Eater.com, most McDonald’s stores seem to have dropped the item because — with an 11-minute cook time — they took too long to prepare.
Because they’re so rare these days, though, it seems some people are willing to wait — and travel. Word has been spreading online lately, sending flocks of McDonald’s fans to the two stores.
This month, three Canadian men in their 20s traveled over a thousand miles just to get their hands on a pie in West Virginia.
Curious: Fans have been traveling hundreds of miles to try it out
‘Before we even left I said this was a stupid idea—but that was the whole point, right?’ Mitchell Boughner, 25, told Munchies.
According to Canada.com, a spokesperson for McDonald’s said it’s not the exact same recipe that was sold in the 80’s and 90’s, even if fans say it’s pretty close.
Interestingly, the pizzas originally stayed on menus longer in Canada, and Howie Mandel once appeared in commercials for them, according to MentalFloss.
Courtesy: Daily Mail Online