3 Guys Pizza Turns Off Its Ovens

26 May

After nearly five years in Oxford, Eric, Wayne and Garret have closed up shop at their 3 Guys Pizza location on Jackson Avenue.

What does this say about the pizza scene in Oxford after we also lost Bad Boy’z, which was directly across the street from 3 Guys? Is it a matter of location, bad pizza, or the Big Three chains taking over?

What’s your opinion?

8 Responses to “3 Guys Pizza Turns Off Its Ovens”

  1. Joseph November 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Terrible pizza? Are you kidding me? Hand made dough, cooked in stone ovens with amazing sauce. WAY better than the conveyer oven frozen (censored) that you get from teh BIG 3 pizza places. 3 Guys was consistently voted best pizza in Oxford. People from out of town raved about 3guys as being a unique and unbeatable. So Jay, go drop a 1.25 on your tostino’s pizza from the walmart freezer section. 3 Guys was an amazing product. The problem is simply Oxford cannot sustain the amount of restaurants in a city that fluxuates by the thousands when school is out. Also, most people do not know that when Aramark signed its new contract with the University, it gained exclusive catering rights to all campus sponsored events. Instead of out of towners getting the best Oxford had to offer, they were catered by ARAMARK! I spoke with the owners and the on campus catering accounted for over $70,000 in revenue a year. In the year following Aramark’s contract, roughly 15 restaurants in Oxford closed. Add this to the downturn in economy and it is no wonder the non-chains cannot stay open. I guess Oxfordites are willing to eat subpar products to save a buck. That is why 3 Guys closed. Not poor product or poor location.

  2. Jay July 27, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Also with Papa Johns right across the street and 10x better (yes) ((stop it yes Papa Johns was better)), and then Dominos adjacent for the low brow or group pizza orders… of COURSE it would go out.

    If you want to make the “location” argument, don’t say it was BAD location, just STUPID location… basically every corner of that intersection had a pizza place? Are you kidding me?

  3. Jay July 27, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    I never went to Bad Boyz but … you just can’t say that these were on “nobody’s beaten path” — they were on my path nearly daily.

    I just never got around to going to BB, but I went to 3 Guys enough to know that I hated their pizza. So imho they went out not because of location, but because their food sucked.

    Tell the “location location location” story to any of the restaurants that went out on the Square.

  4. Anonymous May 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    location is certainly a key factor in any business, but i think the the biggest key to success is making a good product (pizza).
    both were terrible imo.

  5. Lauren May 27, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Yeah, I’d have to agree with the “location” theory. Poor parking and kind of out of the way; out of sight, out of mind, ya know?

  6. Bob May 27, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. The demise of Bad Boy’z and 3-Guys is purely due to LOCATION. No business of any type in any incarnation has ever prospered on those two building sites, because: (#1)-Those locations are on NOBODY’S beaten path, and (#2)-The entrance and egress into those parking lots is inconvenient, if not downright dangerous. Now, put Bad Boy’z or 3-Guys on the Square and you will have instant success. We Need (and deserve) a Decent Pizza Place On The Square! The sub-standard pizza joints that exist on The Square now are kept solvent only by late-night drunks. Wouldn’t it be grand if we had a pizza joint on The Square that was cherished and beloved, just like in every other college town? Wouldn’t THAT be GREAT! I remember “Blondies” in Berkely. What pizza joint do you have hunger pangs for in Austin or Ann Arbor or Madison or Cambridge or Princetown or Stanford or . . . ?

    • Foodie April 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

      Soulshine Pizza is opening in Oxford on S Lamar across from The Rib Cage just in time for The Double Decker. Good pizza is finally coming to Oxford.

  7. Don May 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    Dang. I loved their pizza. We just ate there last Thursday.

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