Restaurant: Pizza Factory
Location: 970 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514. (760) 872-8888
Date: January 1, 2016
Rating: Solid non-chain Pizza parlor
In the 1990s I used to go to Mammoth all the time to ski, and almost every time we would stop on the way back at one of the two Pizza Factory outlets. Now that I’m back up skiing with my wife and son, we decided to rekindle the tradition.
This is no neo-neo-Neapolitan pizza joint, but a classic small chain parlor.
They’re whole “We Toss’em They’re Awesome” signage was a source of mirth back in the day (20 years ago).
The dining room is pretty gamey — and there is even an arcade filled with dated classics like Galaga and Ms. Pacman!
Pepperoni, chili, and artichoke pizza.
Sausage, basil, pizza. Almost Thai!
And my choice, the Meat Lovers pizza. Sausage, ham, pepperoni, and all that goodness. This was a solid pie, with a nice chewy crust and full of salty goodness.
Overall, Pizza Factory turns out solid pies. They aren’t new style, but they are well executed classic American pizzas. They have good crust, gooey real cheese, and a wide variety of toppings — so what isn’t to like about it?