Dining review: Jet’s Pizza offers delish deep dish

Jet’s Pizza

Four DFW locations:

5040 N. Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth

8509 Davis Blvd., North Richland Hills

7151 Preston Road, Frisco

3916 McDermott Road, Plano

Posted 8:01am on Wednesday, May. 01, 2013

Domino’s, Papa John’s or Pizza Hut? How about none of the above.

When it comes to pizza, my wallet belongs to Jet’s Pizza.

If you’ve never heard of Jet’s, you’re not alone. The chain has been in DFW for only three years, but in other states, especially Michigan and those surrounding it, people go crazy for Jet’s.

There are four Jet’s locations in DFW: Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Plano and Frisco, the spot I tried.

The toppings, like green peppers, hamburger, Italian sausage, onions, pepperoni and tomatoes, are comparable to other chains. Prices are also similar.

When it comes to dough, though, there is no debate: Jet’s rises above the rest.

With the regular pizza, the crust is slightly crispy with a doughy soft center. You can pile on your choice of toppings or order from the specialty pizzas, like the super special of ham, green peppers, mushrooms, onions and pepperoni or the grilled chicken pizza with chicken, green and mild peppers.

But Jet’s doughy dominance is really apparent in the signature 8 Corner pizza, a deep dish pie that’s cut in half before baking, giving it its distinctive eight corners.

You can customize each side of the pie with different toppings, like pepperoni and mushrooms on one side and Italian sausage and hamburger on the other.

The 8 Corner’s crust, simply, is baked perfection, with a slightly crispy bottom and crunchy edges (and corners, of course), around a hefty, soft center.

And if that’s not enough, you can even “flavorize” your crust for free; Butter, garlic, Parmesan or poppy seeds are some of the options.

The “sidekicks,” like the Jet’s Bread topped with butter, garlic, mozzarella and Romano cheeses, have the same doughy consistency as the pizzas. And you can also top the bread with pepperoni or bacon. If it sounds awesome, that’s because it is.

Even the subs use the same crust as the deep dish pizzas, which is utter crusty brilliance. You’ll never settle for ordinary bread after having deep dish-style buns.

Subs include ham and cheese; Italian; steak and cheese; and veggie, loaded with vegetables and a delicious alternative for those who push the bacon bread aside.

Like other pizza chains, there’s little to no seating for dining in (call ahead to check). Otherwise, it’s delivery and carry-out as usual.

According to the website, Jet’s is the seventh largest pizza chain in the country, and new locations continue to be added in Texas (the latest in San Antonio).

I predict that soon we’ll all be going crazy for Jet’s.

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