The Loaded Frozen Pizza We'd Love To See In Stores Again

Pizza is one of the most popular dishes in the United States. In fact, in a state-by-state poll conducted by OnePoll and shared by the New York Times, the average U.S. adult eats around 180 slices of pizza each year. Going further, in that same poll, more Americans said they'd rather opt for frozen pizza than going to a restaurant or ordering delivery. This makes sense given that the U.S. frozen pizza market was valued at 6.62 billion by Grand View Research in 2022. Just look at the frozen section of any supermarket across the country and you'll find brand after brand of frozen pizza, which makes choosing one a difficult choice. Fortunately, Tasting Table ranked 30 popular frozen pizzas and found one clear winner — Tombstone's Roadhouse Loaded Double Down Deluxe Pizza. Unfortunately, we're not sure if we'll ever see it in stores again. 

Despite its name, Tombstone Pizza was not founded in Tombstone, Arizona but rather in Medford, Wisconsin in 1962. Starting as a simple barroom pizza joint, Kraft would later purchase the brand and expand its business significantly. Today, Tombstone Pizza offers several varieties of frozen 'za, and the one we have long considered our favorite is the Roadhouse Loaded Double Down Deluxe Pizza. Loaded with toppings, including pepperoni, Italian sausage, caramelized onions, and red and green peppers, Tombstone's deluxe pizza also featured two layers of 100% real mozzarella cheese spread across a crispy thin crust. It was a step above other options for several reasons. But sadly, it's disappeared from store shelves and Tombstone's lineup of products in recent years, for reasons that aren't clear. 

Our plea to bring back the Tombstone Roadhouse Loaded Double Down Deluxe Pizza

One of the main differences that set Tombstone Roadhouse Loaded Double Down Deluxe Pizza apart from other frozen pizzas was the amount of toppings. As the name implies, Tombstone doubled down on its ingredients, loading the pizza from crust to crust. While you may only get a few slices of pepperoni and chunks of peppers or onions on other frozen pizzas, that was not so with the Tombstone Roadhouse Deluxe. Every bite of this pizza packed a whopping quantity of toppings.

Another reason we miss the Tombstone Roadhouse Loaded Double Down Deluxe Pizza was its robust taste. Tombstone's Roadhouse series of pizzas was geared more toward a deluxe experience than its regular line of frozen pizzas, which was evident in the loaded pizza's use of premium toppings. This results in more flavor from each ingredient. Additionally, the double helping of 100% mozzarella cheese offered a cheesier bite than other frozen pizzas. Add in the fact that the pizza's thin crust made it easier to properly cook it in the oven, and we had a frozen pizza worth buying at every trip to the store. We can only hope Tombstone hears our fully loaded plea to bring this fan-favorite back.