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Review: Anthony's Pizza

Based on a visit from 2 Oct 17, Oct 18, 2017

Location: Andrews Air Force Base - Base Exchange food court

Anthony's Pizza is a place that anyone who has spent a decent amount of time on military bases is definitely familiar with. It is the AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) pizza chain, and once upon a time was located at just about every Army and Air Force base in the world. Due to many factors, including bad publicity, a rise in viable options, and a questionable product, Anthony's Pizza is a dying brand. Honestly, I don't understand the hate. Many people dismiss it as unappealing, but I find it to be a perfectly acceptable option. I think it beats the pants off of the chain that is currently replacing Anthony's just about everywhere: The vastly overrated and generally unacceptable Pizza Hut.

I was at Andrews AFB for my PRK surgery and I was unable to drive, so my food options were limited to what was on base. Anthony's was a short walk from my room, so I walked down to the BX and got the 2 slice combo with a side of sauce. I like my pizza saucier than what usually comes standard, and I like to dip the crust in sauce, so that is a pretty standard thing for me. If you look at the picture, I'd say it look appealing, and what do you know, it was pretty good! Granted, it is not as good as just about any quality pizza joint, but it sure beats Pizza Hut and Sbarro. I'd say it ranks pretty close to Papa John's, but PJ probably gets the nod, barely. I like how the crust is not too thin and not too thick and it has a good amount of cheese. The sauce is tasty and the pepperoni coverage is adequate, though it could use a few more pieces per slice. They always sell pizza by the slice and have a lot of options available, so Anthony's is a reasonable choice for lunch when you just need a couple of slices. I am never blown away by Anthony's, but I am never disappointed, either. You could do better, but you could certainly do worse. The verdict?

6 slices = Solidly Delicious

Tags: AAFES by the slice chain rating review

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Pizza IconAnthony said on Jan 31, 2020
Hello! i lived in Ikego Naval housing in Japan and frequented Yokosuka every day practically. i have nothing but fond memories of Anthony's Pizza (yes thats my name too) and i still consider it the best pizza chain (minus mod pizza now) but its been a very long time since ive had a slice. Cheers
Pizza IconJoe said on May 26, 2020
I was 3 in 1997 when we lived in Seoul, South Korea. I forget what the base was called. But two of my favorite things to eat was Bulgogi and Anthony's Pizza. In 2000 we lived on Fort Belvoir and they had an Anthonys at their PX. Unfortunately, after they remodeled Anthonys was replaced by Pizza Hut. Its been awhile now since Ive had their pizza. I miss it.
Pizza Iconarmybrat said on Jul 29, 2020
I don't remember Anthony's at Ft. Riley where I was born but I'm sure it was there. I most certainly remember it at Ft. Bliss and Ft. Sill in the through the mid to late 90s. I never ate it so much in my life as when I lived on Camp Walker in Daegu, South Korea. After I moved to San Antonio in the early 2000s, it was still terrific at Lackland AFB and Ft. Sam Houston. I spent a summer working at the Burger King on the training side of Lackland, which shared the food court with Anthony's. Seeing the pizza get prepped behind the scenes and cooked fresh everyday just had me wanting it more. Most lunch breaks I could not resist. That was well over a decade ago.