Remember when McDonald’s used to have Pizza? It took about 12 minutes, was pretty cardboard-like in texture, and the novelty wore off pretty soon. Regardless, it was a pretty fun notion when it first came about.
A line of personal sized pizzas were sold in the early 90s. In Ontario, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia (c. 1992-1995) the pizza originally began as a family sized pizza that was brought out to the table by an employee and placed on a raised rack in the centre of the table. Later it was scaled down to a personal sized pizza when the larger version did not sell well. [wiki]
The logo for the McDonald’s Pizza’s was the word pizza but the “Z’s” were two golden arches on a slant – hence the reason I always call it “Pimma” (which I believe my brother first started).
You can’t find many remnants of the McPizzas anymore, the big custom ovens have been shipped out and there’s barely a trace of evidence on the internets. I was only able to find an online petition calling for their return. John and I don’t eat at McDonald’s often – or at all, really – but whenever we’re in the mood to call Flying Wedge, we do enjoy us some good pimma.