Ordering pineapple and Canadian bacon on any kind of Pizza, no matter where it's from, is a huge mistake.� You have no one to blame for that blunder but yourself.� The fact that it was even listed on the menu at The inferno is further proof Burt wasn't in charge there.� He hated any and all oddball toppings for Pizza.� It literally took him decades before he included spinach or any kind of hot pepper on his menu.
The Morton Grove store is actually the original location.� Burt opened there in 1971. I worked there from 1973 until the day he sold the place in 1986.� Three years later he reopened as "Starbacks" (eventually changed to "Burt's Place") two blocks away.� I was with him from day one at the new place until the day he closed.
Absolutely! I never blamed anyone for that disaster but myself. It wasn t like it was the Thanksgiving special.