Since its humble beginnings in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964, Boston Pizza has grown into Canada-wide franchise that serves up more than 20 gourmet pizzas. The menu boasts more than 100 items ranging from crispy chicken wings dressed in spicy to sweet sauces and rubs to succulent burgers and sandwiches. Big screen TVs broadcast hockey or prime ministers' wrestling matches as guests dig into hearty pastas or dive into desserts such as sticky toffee pudding.
Ever since its first pie issued forth from the oven-bound infernos of New Zealand in 1996, the netherworld-themed pizzeria’s primarily kiwi doughsmiths have conjured hand-cut ingredients and special-recipe tomato base onto a whole-wheat Dantean circle and tormented them into gourmet pizzas. Among the standard menu's multitude of sins, only Envy makes eyes wish they were stomachs with its hearty conference of ham, salami, pineapple, bacon, onions, and mushrooms. The Mordor dots its smoky barbecue wasteland with pepperoni, bacon, chicken, onions, green peppers, and carelessly handled magic rings, and the Pandemonium smothers chicken and camembert beneath its piquant currents of cranberry sauce. Herds of smoked salmon and spring onion roam the cream cheese fields of the Serpent, best served with tosses of capers and avocado. Herbivores, however, can work off minor misdeeds—such as rhyming the word "together" with "forever"—with the Purgatory's fresh spinach, feta, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms.