Marion’s Pizza Offers Food at 1965 Prices


Marion’s, a pizza chain in Ohio, is celebrating its 44th birthday today by offering food at 1965 prices. The Dayton Business Journal has more on this original promotion:

A chain of local pizza restaurants is rolling back its prices to 1965, in honor of its 44th anniversary.

All seven Marion’s Piazza locations will be serving the original 1965 menu Aug. 10. Prices that day will range from 80 cents for a small cheese pizza to $2.50 for a large deluxe pizza. Marion’s also will be serving salads for 25 cents, sandwiches for $1 and spaghetti with meatballs for $1.

Marion’s usually does the 1965 promotion every five years, the last time being in 2005, but decided to bring the special back a year early because of the down economy. The restaurant chain expects to sell more than 20,000 pizzas during the promotion.

I love this idea. I’d like to see have a “1965 week,” where the prices on everything are back down to 1965 levels. Gas, groceries, homes, gold…

That said, in another 44 years, when Marion’s discounts its $52 9-inch pizzas back to $6.50, people may once again pine for the cheap old days.

Written by Drea Knufken

Drea Knufken

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