What happened to Alley Cats Pizza?


#61

The music’s good. Not many pizza joints where you get to listen to Led Zep.


#62

The whole Alleycats topic
Original owner is a foreigner that eventually franchised


#63

I’ll have to give them a try. Do you know which one the owner works at? I’d rather try there than the local franchise


#64

He probably was trying to name it ‘Hard Rock Pizza’ … but got a no-no from Hard Rock Cafe.


#65

It will be one of them in Taichung, I guess. I have no idea what the business model is.

The pizza bases aren’t outstanding, but the toppings are good. I like the prosciutto pizza.


#66

It’s been established that there were never any Alleycat’s franchises.

Read the thread.


#67

So was the current Alley Cats owner Mark ever connected in business with the founder?


#68

Pizza Rock is not bad. It’s not awesome, but it’s definitely acceptable and leaps and bounds beyond Pizza Hut and Dominoes. I’d give them a B+


#69

He bought him out, I believe.
But again, this is long long before it was a known brand. Mark was responsible for it growing into the multi-location chain of the late 00s/early 10s.


#70

Did I not see one of them out in Yonghe???


#71

Agree. Not on par with Solo/Zoca in Taipei, but I’d take Pizza Rock over all the Dominos/Pizzahut and many dodgy taiwanese-style pizza restaurants that basically serve bread with cheese on top and heated in an electric oven.


#72

My taste buds are all but useless.
Feed me a gourmet burger home cooked and a McDonald’s one and I’ll enjoy both the same.
For me it’s not with buying high quality items since I literally can’t differentiate.

The bonus side of that is the ability to eat cheaply and save money.


#73

Missed your post, must have skimmed over it by mistake


#74

On other chains: I’ve never understood lumping Domino’s and Pizza Hut together. Domino’s isn’t great, but it’s not a disaster either - when there was one within walking distance, it was an occasional guilty pleasure. But I don’t think I’d ever buy from Pizza Hut.

I feel sort of bad for local pizza places, like with local coffee shops: most of them are not good. Not at all. However, there are a few gems in there, but with all the dreck I need to see a bunch of positive reviews before I’d bother trying them out.

Wow a lot of words have been spilled on this website about Alleycat’s. At least four chat threads over the years?!

https://tw.forumosa.com/search?q=alleycat



#75

Yup. My in-laws ordered from them once … I wasn’t impressed, but I didn’t do the ordering either, so I suspect our order was heavy on the local-palate flavors.


#76

I think Pizza Hut is much better than Domino’s. Of course, that’s not really saying much.


#77

Which one does the buy one get one free if you order a large pizza? We gave up taking advantage of that deal a long time ago. Just a shed load of stodgy crap you can’t finish.


#78

That would be Pizza Hut.


#79

It always gives me the two bob bits. I think that’s down to teenagers doing the handling/cooking. Dirty little buggers.


#80

FIFY. :grin: