Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza looks better briefly propped on a five-finger pedestal. Today’s Groupon puts pizza back where it performs best: for $5, you get a single-topping bakery pizza at Donatos (a $10 value). Open since 1963, Donatos peddles its doughy, cheese-covered delicacies in nearly 200 stores across five states. The extra-large bakery pizza comes on a bakery-style crust, festooned with melted provolone, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. Collar one additional topping from a rogue’s gallery of meatballs, anchovies, almonds, and more, then sentence it to hard time in the square-sided, 16-slice big house. Topping lovers searching for a stabilizing influence on wayward pepperonis can add extras for $1 each. See the sidebar for a list of all 18 participating Donatos locations.
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