If it hasn't already, the cost of a slice at your favorite stop could be headed higher. You can blame the foundation of a pizza, the flour, for these price hikes.
Pontillo's Pizza, in Pittsford, says the price of a forty pound bag is up to thirty dollars, whereas a year ago, it cost ten. That means that they're spending forty percent of their money to make a pie on just the dough. They warn that price increases are unavoidable.
"In the last six months, we've raised prices for a large pizza by three dollars. Three or four dollars. We'll probably have to raise by another dollar, this week, another dollar," says assistant manager Dan Fox.
And they say by summer, prices could hit fifty dollars for a bag of flour, which would send pizza prices into the stratosphere. The cost of a large pie could come close to twenty dollars.