Snappy Tomato Pizza was started on a bet.
The bet was placed at a local horse racing track by a man who dreamed of having his own pizzeria but didn’t have quite enough money. And the horse he couldn’t resist betting on was named Snappy Tomato.
After Snappy Tomato won the race, the man used his winnings to open his pizzeria, which he named in honor of the horse that made it possible. From that single Snappy Tomato Pizza location, there are now more than 50 Snappy Tomato locations across six states.
At every Snappy Tomato Pizza, we start the day fresh. It would be easier to use frozen dough as many of the chains do, but we make ours fresh each morning. The same is true for our cheese—always fresh, never frozen.
Our Snappy Tomato red sauce was the winner in a taste test conducted with students at the University of Michigan. In fact, of the sauces tested, our current Snappy sauce was the overwhelming favorite. This winning sauce recipe is only known by a select few.