The horror and delight of Sam’s Club Pizza | Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

I have always thought the people who eat inside Sam ‘s Club, Target or Wal-Mart are a little … .odd. ( Like the people in this photograph to the correct. I do n’t know who they are, but they appear to be enjoying themselves. )

It ‘s strange that these large stores have restaurants inside them in the inaugural position. They are n’t a promenade, we do n’t spend all day there – why the heck do we need weird food there ? My local anesthetic Target has a Starbucks, Pizza Hut and their own branded food items in the store. Our local Sam ‘s Club uses their own trade name for everything .
probably the most unusual thing of all is that some people go to these stores … .just to eat at the “ restaurant ” inside. There is no air, no avail, and the food is mediocre at best.

We are members at Sam ‘s Club and every time after we pay and we ‘re waiting for our receipt to be checked my wife turns to me and says, “ We should get Sam ‘s Club Pizza, it ‘s actually good. ”
In my brain I have constantly thought, “ That sounds disgust, there is no way in hell I ‘m eating pizza from Sam ‘s Club. ” however, I normally say something along the lines of, “ Oh, ya we should sometime ” ( very noncommittal ) .
Be warned, what I am about to tell you future may horrify and alarm you …
ultimately one night she convinced me. I must have been dillusional … .but she swore it was good .
I called up Sam ‘s Club and placed our order for one bombastic pizza. She told me it would be 10-15 minutes – what are they microwaving these things ? total cost : merely over $ 9 ( a consider for a big pizza ).

About 15 minutes late, I made my way to Sam ‘s Club and walked over to the “ cafe ” area which fair therefore happens to be set up correct by the exit doors and features beautiful concrete floors with chairs and tables bolted to the floor .
I pay the teller and as I ‘m paying I ask, “ Is this truly adept ? ” She said, “ YES it is so dependable, we sell them non-stop all day long. ”
Whoa – a Sam ‘s Club employee getting pumped up over their bum pizza ? Hmm … .it must be good, otherwise how do they sell so many and have customers coming back to model and eat pizza in presence of the integral shop ?
once I got home I did a deep “ sniff ” inspectation before taking a bite and it actually smelled pretty good. It looked bum enough … .hmm … could this actually be amazing ?
The pizza is chummy ( deep dish like ) and the pieces are large. interim, my wife is thrilled and I conservatively take my first bite ….

It ‘s commodity … .suddenly I ‘m freaked out. logically thinking, pizza should not be good from Sam ‘s Club … ..clearly this is an anomaly .
I eat a couple of more bites … .ok not only is this good, it ‘s better than Pizza Hut and any other range restaurant pizza I have tried before and for less than $ 10, you ca n’t go faulty .
Ok so I ‘m a small embarrassed that I ate and enjoyed Sam ‘s Club pizza … and you wo n’t be seeing me eat in their “ dining room ” any clock soon. But – one thing is for sure, when it comes to pizza Sam ‘s Club knows how to do it good .