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[Photograph: Adam Kuban]

With the prevalent pizza culture in New York City favoring pizza by the slice, even major chains have to adapt. I've known for a while that Papa John's has offered single slices for 99¢, but it wasn't until the other day that I noticed the PJ's near the Slice–Serious Eats office was in on it, too. I stopped by the get some pics.

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Um, 99 cents is a bit of a misnomer. Tax ain't included. So the 99-cent slice is actually $1.08. (Apparently you can still get the heart-shape pizza at this location.)

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Slice pies are kept in a small, heated rotating platter cabinet. When I visited, it seemed like a lot of students from nearby FIT were taking advantage of the deal. Which meant turnover was fast and that the slices didn't suffer too much from sitting.

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And there's what the underside looks like. Cooked on a screen, run through an impinger oven.

* Only in New York, as far as I know. I've never seen it done anywhere else.

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