The End of a Golden Era for Hello Pizza
24 Nov 2007
This news is almost two months late. Apparently I have been remiss in my pizza-eating duties recently. Nevertheless, it is earth-shattering news. Pizza news.
Hello Pizza, a Shanghai-based company which used to deliver 10 RMB pizzas to the masses of western Shanghai, was well loved by the English teachers, the students, the tight-fisted, and the poor. Its claim to fame was pizza which was “really not bad at all considering how cheap it is.” But Hello Pizza has recently changed its prices. Yes, gone are the days of (almost) 8 pizzas for $10. Now the cheapest pizza on the menu is 25 RMB (about US$3).
It makes good sense business-wise. But it definitely pushes me a little closer to ordering Papa John’s or New York Pizza instead of Hello Pizza every time I need my pizza fix.
Below are the menu scans featuring the tragic changes for you weirdos that like that kind of thing.
Hello Pizza prices during the Golden Era:
Hello Pizza prices in the Greedy Capitalist Pigs Era:
(Click through for Flickr page where you can click on “ALL SIZES” if you’d like to see a larger, more legible version of the menu.)