HUBERTVILLE, Texas — Which restaurant is more popular in Texas than its namesake?
A new restaurant guide published by Eater and restaurant ratings website TripAdvisor has found that the famous Texas-style pizza chain Pizzeria del Cucamonga ranks the top spot in Houston, with more than 50,000 daily visits and a 4.7 star rating.
The chain opened its first location in Texas in 2000 in the historic Loop, and in 2009 it moved into a new downtown space in the Heights neighborhood.
The site’s site manager, John Lutz, says that Pizzerias’ popularity in Houston has been growing since its opening.
“There’s a certain level of interest that the company has, and we want to keep it going and bring in more people,” he said.
At the same time, Pizzers’ popularity has been steadily declining in the Bayou City.
The company posted its fourth-straight quarter of declining daily visits last year.
This article has been updated with the most recent TripAdvisors score.