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Wichita pizza chain going retro, selling 2018 pizza for 1988 price

Knolla's Pizza is giving in to nostalgia on Thursday and selling 2018 pizzas for a 1988 price.
Knolla's Pizza is giving in to nostalgia on Thursday and selling 2018 pizzas for a 1988 price.

Back in 1988, a gallon of gas was $1.07. A movie ticket was $3.50. A dozen eggs was 65 cents.

And a one-topping Knolla's New York-style pizza at the Central and Oliver store was $7.35.

On Thursday, the locally owned pizza chain will give over to a fit of nostalgia, and from 5 to 8 p.m., it will sell its large New York-style pizzas for $7.35, the price of a medium in the late 1980s and early 1990s. (These days, a large New York-style one-topping is $13.50, and a medium is $11.)

The restaurant announced the deal in an e-mail to customers, which said that coming across a copy of an old menu from 1988-1995 sent the staff surfing on a "wave of nostalgia" and inspired the Throwback Thursday deal.

Back then, Wichita had two stores: an east-side restaurant at 520 N. Oliver and an east-side store at 2303 N. Amidon.

Now, there are four Knolla's: at 7732 E. Central, at 3817 W. 13th St. , at 7343 W. Central and at 4041 N. Maize.

The offer is good for dine in, carryout or delivery orders.

Duquesne basketball player Mike Lewis II noticed a woman living out of her car and decided to surprise her with a box of pizza and wings.

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