When I was a kid we didn't visit the Sandy City PPP very often, so it was always a special occasion. A while back PPP closed all stores in Utah, and I thought they were done, but they do still have locations in other states, and even in Mexico.
I didn't even know PPP had a dino mascot. I used to own a Little Caesar mascot as a kid. I would love to complete the pizza trinity with Little Caesar and The Noid. Or better yet, some Rock-a-Fire Explosion plushies! I wouldn't pass up Chuck-E-Cheese plush toys either...
Anyhoo, PPP was my earliest memories of playing Mario Brothers on an original arcade machine. When I couldn't go to PPP, I would challenge my brother to play the 2-player battle mode on SMB3 (Super Mario Brothers 3). I played that game to death!
During my research (Google searches) I found out that PPP bought out the other PPP (Pistol Pete's Pizza). Check out this awesome commercial! I really wish I could have tried it before it disappeared. (Pete's also featured the Rock-A-Fire Explosion. I thought the show was exclusively at Showbiz Pizza. The More You Know!)
Anyone remember Discovery Zone? It was a sad day when the Sandy Mall location closed.
Pizza place parties were the shizz!Even though I'd get a little jealous at all the cool stuff the birthday boy got,the pizza always made up for it,hee-hee.Oh,and the tickets ,too.I never got one of the big prizes but I'm pretty sure I made off with some knock off WWf figures a time or two.ReplyDelete
I really miss these kinds of pizza joints! Chucky Cheese is the only one left in my area, but it has changed a lot. I haven't been for years!Delete
the closest we had was Happy Joe's the first time I had Taco Pizza and played Space Invaders.ReplyDelete
Dang that sounds really good! If I am ever in a state where they have a Happy Joe's I definitely need to stop in and try a taco pizza!Delete