Pizza is ubiquitous in American culture, thanks solely to its ability to double as a fraction calculator. Indulge in a numerator with today’s Groupon to Toppers Pizza, valid in Appleton and on Main Street and South Military Avenue in Green Bay. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get a grinder meal for two (up to a $24.96 total value), which includes the following:
- Two grinders (a $6.49 value each)
- Two single orders of any Topperstix (up to a $5.99 value each)<p>
- For $15, you get a pizza meal (up to a $33.16 total value), which includes the following:
- One 18-inch pizza with up to two toppings (up to a $22.17 value)
- One triple order of any Topperstix (up to a $10.99 value)<p>
- For $17, you get any two large, 14-inch house pizzas (a $34.58 value).<p>
Toppers Pizza uses house-made dough whipped up fresh every day to create its 19 different house-specialty pizzas, which share a menu with toasted sandwiches. Conventional pies such as the Ultimate Pepperoni Topper complement creative pizzas such as the Chicken Tuscano Topper, decorated with spinach, garlic-roasted tomatoes, feta cheese, and grilled chicken. Meanwhile, the grinders feature custom-baked artisan rolls, which act as a stage for a wily cast of characters such as italian sausage and peppers, steak smothered in smoky barbecue sauce, and buffalo chicken that wants to make it as a minor-league-baseball mascot. All Toppers’ fare is capable of peaceful cohabitation with Topperstix, breadsticks covered in cheese, garlic butter, and toppings that range from bacon to taco meat. Eaters can amplify any 14-inch house pizza by turning it into a TallBoy—a pizza built upon a Topperstix crust. All three Toppers locations are open until 3 a.m. seven days a week, making the meals a convenient companion for a long night of berating constellations.
While working at a national pizza chain, Scott Gittrich looked at the palette of ingredients around him and wondered why pizza seemed so limited. Then in 1991 he got his chance to experiment. He opened the first Toppers Pizza, combining a fun, party-fueling atmosphere with edible concoctions that topped housemade dough with unexpected delicacies such as mac ‘n' cheese and a deconstructed gyro. More than 19 house specialty pies make use of freshly kneaded dough, transporting classic recipes and unheard-of combinations to get people excited about pizza again. And the people respond, enjoying the treats as much as Scott himself, who once went 60 days eating at least one meal a day from Toppers.
Today Toppers Pizza stretches across the country, peppering the Midwest and reaching to the East Coast. Along with pizzas, the cooks oven-toast their grinder sandwiches, which are built on artisanal french bread and stuffed with ingredients such as chipotle chicken and italian sausage. Signature Topperstix—breadsticks adorned with cheese, garlic butter, and toppings such as bacon and pepperoni—accompany pizza orders, silencing rumbling bellies until the early morning.