Pizza Hut or Little Caesars, what do you fancy? You might prefer one over the other. You might like them both equally. You might like neither.
The fact is, both branches offer different specialty pizzas, but which one is truly better? Can that even really be decided? I like to think of myself as quite the authority on pizzas, but even I don’t think I can genuinely pick one over the other without first looking at the facts.
I’ll cover what I’ve learned over the years from both places to try and come to a reasonable conclusion by the end of it. Don’t expect me to take sides!
There’s plenty of merit in each one! I just think it’s a good idea for them to be compared to see exactly what is on offer, don’t you?
The Pricing Compared
Well, let’s start first of all with what you know each restaurant stands for. It’s no secret that Little Caesars prides itself on the affordability of its pizzas.
It’s excellent value for money when you look at all the pizza they have on offer and how much it’ll actually cost you to grab one. You can pick one up for as little as $6 which in this economy is an absolute steal if you ask me!
Then there’s Pizza Hut, where the prices are much higher. Yes, I suppose if you really wanted it, you could grab a bargain with a personal-sized pizza – but that’s barely even a meal.
If we actually consider the options of pizzas based on sizes, the same pizza size that you can grab from Little Caesars for $6 is more likely to be about $11.99 at Pizza Hut (for a medium-sized pizza).
The price difference between the two can be pretty intense. I think I have to give a point to Little Caesars for this one. Though does a cheaper price always end up meaning better quality?
Sometimes people avoid cheaper options altogether at the risk of having a more unpleasant experience. I’m not saying Little Caesars provides unpleasant pizza, but the cheap prices can be a turn-off for some.
The Quality of Little Caesars vs Pizza Hut
Let’s move on to the quality then. This can really come down to personal preference, but there are a few things to note about each restaurant that might apply to your tastes too.
Firstly, Little Caesars’ pizzas just don’t seem to be held in the same regard in quality as Pizza Hut pizzas. Little Caesars’ pizzas are great, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just that little something missing in the way they cook their dough and the toppings to match.
At Pizza Hut, I believe the quality of the pizza is held to a much higher standard. I might be wrong in saying this (and I must stress again that everyone’s taste buds are different), but I believe the way that Pizza Hut makes their pizzas is just better than Little Caesars.
They’re cooked with much more care and the dough just works better for me. That’s probably why they charge more for their pizzas since more effort goes into making them.
I suppose that gives a point to Pizza Hut then! The quality of the pizza is a key factor for me when determining my choice after all. I don’t want to settle for mediocrity! I will always opt for the pizza restaurant that offers finer meals to me.
The Service of the Two Pizza Brands
What about the service then? When I think about the service of a pizza place, I’m more thinking about whether you get a takeaway or whether there is an option for dine-in service.
Obviously, the needs of the customer depend on their situation, so this might not apply to an everyday pizza order. If you are buying pizza for a movie night-in, then who cares if the pizza place only offers takeaway right? Fair enough!
However, Little Caesars is only a takeaway joint. While that is great for pizza lovers who want quick pizza delivered to their door, it doesn’t give much freedom to the other group of people.
The group of people that need a sit-down restaurant for one reason or another. Let’s say you’ve got a birthday party that you need to organize and Little Caesars is the pizza of choice. You’re going to have to find your own venue too because they’ll only be able to deliver to you.
Now, if you chose to go to Pizza Hut, you’d be able to have the birthday party there too. It saves you energy being able to just pop into a Pizza Hut restaurant with a party and sit yourselves down at a table while being waited on by the staff. This dine-in service simply isn’t available at Little Caesars.
As I’ve said though, I suppose it doesn’t matter too much whether you can eat-in or takeaway. It really does come down to your specific needs on the day. Personally, I prefer having the freedom to decide, meaning I’ll usually always opt for Pizza Hut.
I might fancy a takeaway one night, but then have to arrange a table for six the next. Pizza Hut can provide that for me. That gives them one extra point in my book.
Of course, I’m not trying to pawn these two restaurants off against each other. They both have their own pros and they both have their own cons.
Everyone is free to make their own decisions about which restaurant they prefer and which of the three major points I mentioned above means more to them.
I’m just raising the points that I’ve found about these restaurants and thought they would be good to share with you too.
I like to consider myself an expert in all things pizza, but that doesn’t mean I’m never wrong. The mark of a true expert is the ability to adapt and learn, and I’m always happy to be told I’m wrong if you believe it.
However, this is my current stance on the comparison of Little Caesars vs Pizza Hut. Hopefully, some of these points will ring true with you and you can agree with me!