Although no one can explain why, most people agree that soda and pizza go together like a melodious string of shooby-dooby-do-bop-a-doobity-dang-a-dooby. Dine on an ideal pairing with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and pasta at Gatti's Pizza in McKinney.
Each day, Gatti's Pizza continues a 40-year legacy of kneading fresh dough to be smothered in real cheese and more than 15 toppings from the menu. Specialty pizzas ($15.99–$18.99) include the Superoni, which stocks double portions of provolone and pepperoni, and cheddar and provolone bubble atop the bacon double-cheeseburger pie, loaded with tomatoes, onions, burger meat, and breakfast-style bacon. Cooks also strew custom-ordered toppings across crusts, such as pineapple, fresh bell peppers, and shredded love-letters ($7.99–10.99 for one topping; $2 for each additional topping). Diners can carry out boxed treats or request pizzas in the dining room, where an all-you-can-eat buffet ($3.99–$6.99, depending on age) stands ready for nonstop plundering and Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, and Sprite wait for their turn to be flung heavenward.
Mr. Gatti's Pizza
In 1969, Colonel Eure opened the first Mr. Gatti's Pizza in Austin. The small pizza shop—which received its moniker from his wife’s maiden name—focused on handcrafting pies using real cheese, yeast-risen dough, and a signature tangy sauce. Today, more than 40 years later, the Mr. Gatti’s Pizza has expanded into 140+ locations across 13 states. But despite the brand’s growth, its mission to make quality eats remains the same.
At one of Mr. Gatti’s appetizing outposts, patrons can build-their-own pie with fresh toppings, or select favorite pizzas such as the bacon double cheeseburger loaded with smoked provolone, beef, and bacon. Sides including four-cheese breadsticks and spicy chicken wings round out plates, and dessert pizzas topped with apples and streusel offer a sweet end to a savory meal. The restaurants also provide hot and cold buffet bars, allowing guests to sample every item on the menu without having to sneak into the kitchen.