In a city where pizza slice prices are known to mirror subway fares, it takes an uncommonly benevolent pizzaiolo to charge a paltry $.75 per slice. That is, after all, just one-third of an MTA swipe.
So it’s with heavy hearts that we mourn the death of a pizza martyr -- and of a price more typical, in MTA terms, of our toddler years.
The New York Post reports that there's been a surrender in the vicious, two-year price war between the Midtown 2 Bros and neighboring Pizza King -- a war that saw both stores drop their slice price to a meager $0.75. The 2 Bros finally caved, and in spectacular fashion -- not by charging more for its pizza -- but by closing up and moving out. (The new tenant: one Hibachi Dumpling Express.)
Pizza King, the victor and last pizza man standing, has embraced its newfound monopoly by hiking its own rates, albeit to a still-cheap $1.50. We haven’t seen this crushing a blow to the "cheap" part of "cheap eats" since April's Chipotle Burrito Affair.