For 65 years Shakey’s has been proud to hold the title of “The Pizza That Started It All.” So, when Michael Ruge agreed to do a taste test of our most popular pizza, we were ecstatic…and a little nervous. After all, we were competing with this man’s memory of his favorite childhood pizza. We took a breath and started the day like any other day. We prepared our fresh dough, we cut up our locally sourced Californian tomatoes, set aside bunches of fresh basil and opened a brand-new bottle of our favorite 100% Virgin Olive Oil. We were so ready for anything.
We made our pie, cut it into perfect little triangles with care and handed a slice over to Michael Ruge. He took a bite. At that moment we could tell that memories from his childhood were flooding back.
And we knew that whether he liked it or not, we had at least brought back a little piece of the past for him.
Don’t miss the video above to see what Michael thought!
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