Not Lovin’ It: No more McPizza


POMEROY — It was the end of an era in Pomeroy on Thursday as the final McPizza was sold at the Pomeroy McDonald’s.

For the past several years, there were only two McDonald’s which sold the pizzas which became world famous in recent months.

“Our menu is always changing, and we will no longer be serving pizza at our locations. However, we continue to offer a wide variety of items for our customers to try and enjoy,” read a statement provided by communications manager for McDonald’s of the Tri-State Emily Duke in an email on Thursday morning. Duke added that the restaurant chain is working to streamline the menu among its locations.

In addition to the Pomeroy location, the McDonald’s in Spencer, West Virginia had also sold pizza, with its last day being Thursday as well. Both the Pomeroy and Spencer locations are owned and operated by Greg Mills.

Early Thursday afternoon, Tristan Christofferson and Chris Hogan from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, placed the order for the final two McDonald’s pizzas.

Christofferson and Hogan had flown to Columbus, Ohio, with four destinations for their trip — Cedar Point, Kings Island, the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and McDonald’s Pizza.

“We saved the best for last,” said Christofferson.

When planning the trip the two had no way to know that it would be the final day the pizza was served or that they would be the final pizza orders. Christofferson said that he had Googled a few months back to see if there was still McDonald’s pizza and came across the Pomeroy location.

“We got here just in time,” said Christofferson.

Duke added that she thought they may have already been out, but there were two left when the men arrived.

“Amazing, incredible and nostalgic,” were the words the two used to describe their pizza experience.

Pizza was introduced to the Pomeroy McDonald’s 15 years ago, one of the earliest restaurants to jump on board with the menu item, said Duke.

Connie Roush, an assistant manager at the restaurant, said they had received several calls to see if there was pizza still available on Thursday.

Duke said that the pizza had been extremely popular for the restaurant and had drawn some visitors to the area in recent years.

“It is sad for the crew and managers,” said Duke of the discontinuation of pizzas. “I hope that people continue to come in and try new things.”

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On Thursday morning the pizza sign in the drive-thru said only personal size pizzas remained available. By Thursday afternoon the personal pizzas and the sign were both gone.
http://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/08/web1_No-pizza-1.jpgOn Thursday morning the pizza sign in the drive-thru said only personal size pizzas remained available. By Thursday afternoon the personal pizzas and the sign were both gone. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.