I got to enjoy a couple of pizzas at Marion's yesterday, when a group of folks met there after church. I'll admit that normally paying almost $30 for a couple of pizzas puts them out of my everyday price range. However, once a year Marion's has a huge "percent off" sale to celebrate their anniversary. This year, the savings amounts to 46% off up to two pizzas, with coupon - almost half off! It was great seeing the price on the receipt go from $29.xx (with tax) down to about $15.
In the past they have had this sale on one day only, which meant that you had to be willing to brave up to 3 hour long lines in order to enjoy the big discount. This year Marion's is trying something different. Instead of just offering the discount on a single day, they are allowing folks to come in on several. The discount is available, with coupon, from Sunday the 14th through Thursday the 18th. I'm happy to report that my wait time yesterday was about 7 minutes to place my order, and a grand total of about 20 minutes before we got our pizza. The place was pretty busy, but there were a few open tables. Be prepared to bus (and perhaps even wipe down) your own table, because some folks leave all of their things behind at the table, and the restaurant staff is a bit overwhelmed.
Since we had too much pizza to eat in one sitting, I boxed up the pizza. I noticed that they have an interesting guarantee:
If you buy your pizza and it is burned, undercooked, doesn't seem to have enough toppings, or for whatever reason you just don't like it after trying it, they will make you another one, free of charge. However, you have to call them right away, on the same day. Plus, you can't have eaten more than 1/4 of the pizza - no eating all but one piece, then calling to say you weren't satisfied with it. I'm glad to see them placing this prominently on every box.
Keep in mind that Marion's is CASH ONLY - no credit cards. They also have one line for ordering pizzas, another line for picking up your order, and a third line to order drinks, so that may be a bit different than what you are used to.
website: (including store locations) http://www.marionspiazza.com/
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