I've had Casey's pizza in a pinch, and I don't understand the appeal, but shrug
Depends on your area, really. For me, the only real independent pizza place is two hours away (Jerry's Pizza/Morningside Pizza in Sioux City). So if I want a "fresh" Pizza I either generally have to make it myself or go to Casey's (As they do make the Pizza fresh unlike other places). Otherwise it's varying degrees of quality from the Chains - which is Pizza Hut (Too Greasy), Pizza Ranch (Too bland, though they do offer more "off the wall" flavor combinations like Mac and Cheese), Valentinos (Too small!), or Little Caesar's (Which is hot and ready. Not good, but HOT. AND. READY). We've got Domino's too, but I've literally never had it as that's in the town I work in and if I want a Pizza after work, I'll either grab one of the aforementioned Walmart Heat and Eat ones for $5 or if I'm especially hating myself that day I'll get a Little Caesar's.
Papa Murphy's doesn't factor into my equations because, as I said, the leftovers don't keep worth a damn so I'm never inclined to spend money on it.
Likewise, I dont get the appeal of cold pizza? Like that is harder to chew and gives me upset stomach. Why would someone want that?
If you get a good pie, there's nothing quite like biting through the cheese layer and getting a mouth full of cold, spiced tomato sauce in the morning. Some people have coffee to perk up - me I'm always jazzed when there is Pizza in the fridge to wake up to.
Yeah, most of the towns I've lived, Casey's really is the best choice for good pizza. It just always strikes me as bizarre how they outdo chains that supposedly specialize in pizza.
...of course, the buy 10 larges get 1 free promo they run doesnt hurt, either.
Casey's has consistently good pizza because they supplement their income by being a gas station that sells booze and not JUST a pizza joint. A slow day in pizza sales doesn't affect their bottom line the same way it does a dedicated pizza joint, meaning they are allowed to be "wasteful" by throwing out any freshly made dough they didn't use instead of hoarding every scrap of material.