The Iconic $1 Pizza Slice of NYC - Street Food Icons

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  • Published: 14 March 2019
  • Eli and Oren Halali, the two brothers who founded 2 Bros Pizza, sell slices for a buck. They're known for getting their patrons in and out of the store within ten seconds, and for selling hundreds of pies a day. And they're certainly not the only people in the dollar-slice game in New York City.

    Ever since the Great Recession in 2008, dollar-slice spots started popping up all over Manhattan because people were in desperate need of a quick and cheap food option. Now there are more than 80 dollar-slice spots on the streets of New York. People gravitate to dollar slice because it's quick, easy, cheap, filling—and the slices themselves are pretty damn good considering the price.

    But, according to pizza historian Scott Wiener, dollar slices may be on the way out...so get them while you can!

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Comments • 6 346

  • Megablademe
    Megablademe  3 hours back

    Watching this from Europe makes me so hungry.

    • pls no
      pls no  3 hours back

      Scott *WIENER*

      • that guy noob
        that guy noob  9 hours back

        Well in the Philippines you can buy a box of pizza for just 50 pesos (1 dollar)

        • MasterMatt72
          MasterMatt72  10 hours back

          Aside from *MR. WIENER* I’m happy for the bros! Don’t let narcissistic dudes pull y’all down 😄

          • NORMAN BRADLEY
            NORMAN BRADLEY  13 hours back

            When the price of a slice has typically kept up with the price of a single subway ride, and landlords keep jackjng up rent because the city keeps jacking up taxes, I cannot see how they can stay in business at $1 / slice.

            • DestroyerX X
              DestroyerX X  15 hours back

              Scott’s a weiner

              • JuicE OrangA
                JuicE OrangA  16 hours back

                I feel bad for the workers

                • Nutcase201
                  Nutcase201  16 hours back

                  This Wiener seems like a dick

                  • Rene lazopineda
                    Rene lazopineda  17 hours back

                    Just imagine scott being a teacher and the kid calling him Mr.Weiner (why do I have the weirdest sense of humor)

                    • Jared Konior
                      Jared Konior  19 hours back

                      New York pizza is laughable, sorry here in Chicago we own you. I'm sure you have something else that's good but NY pizza cannot be compared.

                      • Yxf3y
                        Yxf3y  19 hours back

                        I want to slap this dude

                        • xevious2501
                          xevious2501  20 hours back

                          Ya know. The NY slice was never expensive, $1.75 for a slice and a drink was standard for decades, so what they did was nothing new, except the simple fact of being their, when alota classic pizza slice spots had long closed down due to location costs. Even the legendary Gray Pappaya's did the same thing with hot dogs and a drink. again. being around for decades until location costs in the city ran too high forcing small businesses out. The deal with the $1 slice is that its a proven formula for massive business. On one end a financial analyses would say theyre loosing money per sale, and indeed they most likely are making far less per sale than they could make charging more, But the formula of a loss-leader values volume over individual small profits. You see. time is on their side. Time and overall sales. who cares if your not making an extra dollar on a single sale when your pulling in x300 times more customers per day. not to mention repeat reliable business. Once youve established a following , theirs a viral result to your customer growth and as you guessed it sales. Also the dollar slice leads the customers in, but then theirs the drink, the extra thats on the menu and its more likely a customer will purchase an additional slice before leaving, and in no time a one purchase routine turns into a two purchase ritual. so i applaud these guys for re-establishing a NY tradition. GREAT CHEAP FAST STREET FOOD. And lets not forget, Both Sam Club and Costco does the same exact thing with both their hot dogs and pizza.

                          • Mohamed Kabir
                            Mohamed Kabir  20 hours back

                            😂😂😂

                            • Br1aNn88 YT
                              Br1aNn88 YT  23 hours back

                              *buys ingredients for $10

                              *sells for $1




                              STOINKS

                              • byron love btw
                                byron love btw  1 days back

                                Ho leeeeee

                                • prabanjan raja
                                  prabanjan raja  1 days back

                                  🤤🤤🤤making me hungry

                                  • Muhammad Shabbar Bukhari

                                    Meanwhile in my country, u can get 2 meals in 1 dollar....

                                    • moh
                                      moh  1 days back

                                      Couldn’t he just say Scott wyner instead of Weiner

                                      • HFS_Crispy
                                        HFS_Crispy  1 days back

                                        Lmao this remind me of, Dos Bros tacos, from the movie turbo, the 2 fat guys that sell tacos.

                                        • Use code SSNSANTA
                                          Use code SSNSANTA  1 days back

                                          “Two slices a day keeps the doctor away”- guy in the beginning.

                                          • SickInsideLV92
                                            SickInsideLV92  1 days back

                                            yeah but I just got a whole pizza for 5 dollars from Little Caesars.

                                            • Gappy Boi
                                              Gappy Boi  1 days back

                                              Dude is acting like a real weiner

                                              • Tea Spill
                                                Tea Spill  1 days back

                                                why is noone talking about how he was using his bare hands to put on the toppings

                                                • Rat with rabies :3
                                                  Rat with rabies :3  1 days back

                                                  Is his last name foreal weiner







                                                  👏👋😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                  • Andrew screen
                                                    Andrew screen  1 days back

                                                    i work at a classic Italian place on the jersey shore board walk this place is light work compared to ours

                                                    • Dixie Normus
                                                      Dixie Normus  12 hours back

                                                      Lol! I assure you...you are wrong. There's a constant line at these places....no place on the shore gets anywhere near the volume.

                                                  • アニメカワイ
                                                    アニメカワイ  2 days back

                                                    45cent cost per pizza before labour💀 that must be hard.

                                                    • Emily Freudiger
                                                      Emily Freudiger  2 days back

                                                      These Taste soooo good

                                                      • ash 4827
                                                        ash 4827  2 days back

                                                        I want that pizza so bad but I’m literally all the way across the country

                                                        • Darkicity
                                                          Darkicity  2 days back

                                                          Charles Boyle Is real?

                                                          • Yash Chauhan
                                                            Yash Chauhan  2 days back

                                                            "Two slices a day keeps the doctor away my guys"random guy on the street

                                                            Best lines ever

                                                            • H Hh
                                                              H Hh  2 days back

                                                              1 dollar pizza slices and 2L soda bucket.. wonder why 50% is fat

                                                              • GJ Prod
                                                                GJ Prod  2 days back

                                                                Fuck that scott weiner loser... Fuckin pretentious bastard that has a 1$ pallet.

                                                                • Combax Techx
                                                                  Combax Techx  2 days back

                                                                  A PIZZA ENTHUSIASTIC!!!
                                                                  I WANT THAT JOB

                                                                  • Faris Hoo
                                                                    Faris Hoo  2 days back

                                                                    That oren guy needs to sleep..come on now😆

                                                                    • honociti 3
                                                                      honociti 3  2 days back

                                                                      weiner acting like he's on a high class restaurant where everyone has too much free time. tf did you expect from a dollar pizza?

                                                                      • woodpunch
                                                                        woodpunch  2 days back

                                                                        Who just carries a heat gun with them?

                                                                        • floytd turrbbo
                                                                          floytd turrbbo  2 days back

                                                                          Scum of the earth, shameless,cheap POS, SOB.

                                                                          • Derek Reynolds
                                                                            Derek Reynolds  3 days back

                                                                            I am a cheese pizza guy and I'll tell you this pizza looks way better then any place in canada !

                                                                            • Yash Chauhan
                                                                              Yash Chauhan  3 days back

                                                                              Who's mouth is watering after seeing this

                                                                              • GamerBoy _Kosi
                                                                                GamerBoy _Kosi  3 days back

                                                                                Image being named weiner

                                                                                • Wolvenworks
                                                                                  Wolvenworks  3 days back

                                                                                  i wish $1 pizza is a thing in indonesia. but then again, that's like super-cheap pizza in here if that actually happens since the average pizza's like about $10

                                                                                  • amir talat
                                                                                    amir talat  3 days back

                                                                                    did..........did he just asked for pizza to be Welldone?
                                                                                    its a fucking pizza not a steak man wtf

                                                                                    • Heena Kanakia
                                                                                      Heena Kanakia  3 days back

                                                                                      The best part is the scott guy is eating the pizza and continuously critisicing it.

                                                                                      • Nash Grier
                                                                                        Nash Grier  3 days back

                                                                                        What the fuck is a pizza enthusiast

                                                                                        • Isaac Lee
                                                                                          Isaac Lee  3 days back

                                                                                          Scott *weiner*

                                                                                          • KritiQ
                                                                                            KritiQ  3 days back

                                                                                            You already know the nigga’s a loser for asking “well done pizza”

                                                                                            • Ed Monix
                                                                                              Ed Monix  3 days back

                                                                                              How to be a douche 101 starring: Mr Wiener.

                                                                                              • Brock Davis
                                                                                                Brock Davis  4 days back

                                                                                                Scott weiner is the karen of pizza