A pizza joint has taken the lead in the competition to become the new pizza king, and barro (which also has a grocery store) is gaining ground in the crowded field.
Barro’s and Papa John’s have entered the contest for the top spot.
The winner will be named on Tuesday night, when a panel of industry experts will announce the winner.
Barro’s CEO Joe Rizzo called the competition a “tipping point” for the pizza industry.
“This is the moment when we realized that if we don’t have a winner, then we’re going to be left with a very, very thin pie,” Rizzos told reporters Monday.
Rizzos says Papa Johns is now in the lead with “the best pizza in the world.”
“Our competitors are doing well, and our pizza is very good, and I think that’s really the driving force for us to go ahead and win,” Rizos said.
He added that he believes the competition will be competitive enough to attract big names to Pizza Hut and other chains.
Papa John’s is looking for a big name to join its franchisees.
Barrio’s CEO Rob Reiner said he believes “everyone can come in here and do what they’re doing.”
He also said that he sees BarroS Pizza as “the winner.”
“We are not a franchise, we’re a restaurant,” Reiner told reporters.
“I don’t think you can go to any franchise and not have your best pizza.”
“I think they’ll see that and be like, ‘Wow, that’s a great pizza,'” he added.