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Pizza Inn, 100 North 12th Street Triangle City: 2000s   7 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in historic,restaurants

I've written about Pizza Inn before, and since we lived in Forest Acres, that Two Notch store is where I would encounter the chain while I was in Columbia. For a while in the 1980s and 1990s, I lived in Fayetteville NC, and our office would often do a general lunch at the one near the main mall there as well. This one, on 12th Street in West Columbia is one I never ate at, and sometime in the early 2000s, I think, the building was knocked down and re-built as a Pitt Stop gas station.

With the passing of this place, and of Pizza Hut on Knox Abbot Drive, I think that Tony's on Knox Abbot is about the only pizza option left in West Columbia / Cayce.

Written by ted on May 8th, 2009

7 Responses to 'Pizza Inn, 100 North 12th Street Triangle City: 2000s'

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  1. Nicks is just down the road from here on Sunset/378. They have fantastic deep-dish Greek style pizza.

    Deniis

    8 May 09 at 4:45 am

  2. Never been a fan of Nick's that guy's kind of jerk too.

    Mr Bill

    8 May 09 at 7:48 am

  3. Loved the pizza inn. They always had a c rating and the service was horrible but I kept going back. At least if the rating was bad you knew they were working extra hard to get the A back.

    Mr Bill

    8 May 09 at 7:50 am

  4. Wasn't there a Pizza Inn on Forest Drive near Trenholm? I also know that there was one in Five Points where Speakeasy's is now.

    Tom

    8 May 09 at 8:19 am

  5. Tom, the pizza in on Forest Dr was were the San Jose is now. I think it went from Pizza Inn to Godfathers to San Jose.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    9 May 09 at 5:46 am

  6. There is a small new (to me) place a few blocks west of Nick's at 1720 Sunset called Zia's New York Pizza, which looks kinda promising. Anybody been there yet?

    Dennis

    10 May 09 at 5:40 am

  7. During the 80s & 90s this was a favorite of mine. I went to the 5 Pts. one, Triangle City but mostly the one on Broad River Rd. for the lunch buffet. A KFC is there now. They were always packed & had a good system of keeping the pizzas coming in rotation. About eight or more varieties as I recall.
    I was a loyal customer until they closed sometime in the mid-90s. After a while I found the one in Tri-City. Then they closed & re-opened under new mgmt. & standards fell sharply. As you left to pay you could see the kitchen which was usually in chaos. Then they were gone by 2000 or so. Thats when Pizza Hut became my default pizza option. Pizza Inn's product was much better. By the way, if thin crust is your thing, the 5 Pts. PI was the best.

    John R

    13 May 09 at 9:31 am

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