Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Jet's Pizza ~ North Richland Hills, Texas
If you want to start a burrito chain, then you might consider beginning in Denver. And if you want to launch a new pizza chain, may I perhaps suggest you do so in Detroit? Both Dominos and Little Caesar's trace their roots to the Motor City. And now we have a third major player: Jet's Pizza.
We first reported on the chain back in 2010, with their store in Ft. Worth. But they've moved even closer to the RJG with their new location on Davis in North Richland Hills. In fact, they're close to ground zero for the cow pasture we roam around in. And that's ideal for a take out only place such as Jet's. We love their Jet Boats, which is basically an inverted pizza. Not a calzone, only in that they use mozzarella rather than ricotta cheese, which is more preferable for our tastes anyway. You get two of those bad boys with every order. Perfect if I want to take care of lunch and dinner in one fell swoop, or to share with Mrs. RJG. I guess the only downer is that the NRH location doesn't feature meatballs, whereas the Ft. Worth location does. These are made in Detroit and flown in, and as such are a bit expensive for the franchisee. And their meatballs are fantastic. But so are all the other ingredients, and I absolutely love the sweet tomato sauce they use. And the outer bread is garlic and parmesan encrusted, and is baked to perfection. Jet's is the latest to utilize the "conveyor belt" style of baking a pizza - similar to how Schlotzsky's and Quizno's toast their sandwiches (except the oven is much larger of course).
We've tried their hand tossed pizza once, and it was OK - nothing spectacular. I'd like to try their thin crust and deep dish at some point, along with their baked sandwiches (might as well use the oven for that as well!). Since they're so close, reasonably priced, and delicious, we'll probably go to the new Jet's location more than we normally would frequent a place such as this.