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Pizza King 12110 E, Washington Street Cumberland Indiana

Pizza King originated in Lafayette Indiana in 1954. They have expanded over the years with several “company stores” and some franchise holders. As far as I know they are only in Indiana. They were known for a thin crust, edge to edge toppings and a fine ground sausage. I have always been fond of a fine grind for pizza. This particular outlet is a company store on the far east side of Indy. Actually east of the little town of Cumberland. It is a very large place with an old school pizzeria decor.

They offer the usual fare you would find at a Pizza joint but today we were after pizza. They have an 8 inch 1 topping pie for $6.79 and charge 90 cents for additional toppings. That is what we ordered. Pat got a mushroom and sausage because that is his go to combo. I ordered the same because I could not decide, and sausage and mushroom is as good a combination as any.

Another thing I like about this place is they cut their pies in a “party style”. Instead of all triangle slices you get squares and triangles

that is why i like “party style”. You get center slices like this.

I enjoyed my pie quite a bit. The crust isn’t as thin as I would like but it was nicely done and the price is very good. It is quite a drive but I can see myself going back. I would like to get an 8 inch Meat Feast pie. The Meat Feast – A delicious blend of sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, baked ham and bacon. That is $7.99

The Pizza Inn that Pat referenced is the Pizza Parlor that was in Southport when we were in High School. That is another old chain that started in Texas in 1960. They no longer operate in Indiana. I don’t remember much about their food though. Pizza King does operate in Indy and they put out a pretty good pie.

7 responses

  1. I grew up eating Pizza King pizza in Franklin and to this day, I still prefer my tiny triangle pieces on the edges of squares, which is why we order from the local pizzeria, they do it the same. Now, I tell you, when I was a kid, you could order a hot ham & cheese from Pizza King, and the ham was thin but piled and the cheese was warm nacho (oil) cheese and it was served on crispy roll in a foil wrapper and it was freakin delicious.
    I’ve been to this particular one in Cumberland a handful of times, too 🙂 It’s good!

    October 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    • Now I want a ham and cheese. One thing I neglected to mention was the phones at each booth. Next time I go I am using one.

      October 21, 2019 at 6:16 am

      • 🙂

        October 21, 2019 at 8:57 pm

  2. Even I wrote about it — https://jolenemottern.com/2015/04/16/n-is-for-hot-nacho-cheese/

    October 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm

  3. That’s a shame. I love cheese even that hot melty non cheese stuff. As a matter of fact that is how I prefer my broccoli. Overcooked and smothered with it. I like your choice of toppings l would share a pie with you any time.

    October 22, 2019 at 12:37 pm

  4. I like the party style as well. I do remember when we had about the same amount of Pizza Inns as we did Pizza Huts but then they disappeared. Does anybody ever get tired of pizza? Not me.

    October 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    • I am beginning to discover that party style pizza is a more popular cut than I thought. As far as know pizza Inns are in Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri. et tired of Pizza ?! I can’t imagine how or why anyone would.

      October 23, 2019 at 6:22 am

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