Great food, Great Service.
I had a chance to work there when I was 11 and I loved it. We then found out that you legally had to be 14 to work in a retail food restaurant so I wasn't able to work there anymore. The owner and his family were ALL very nice and honest people. They would not overcharge you and cheat you out of your money. The owner made sure that everybody had a Food Handler's Permit before being hired, and yes every employee always washed their hands. The "15 year old manager" was always very polite to the customers and took care of any problem professionally.
As for the food, it is some of the best pizza around. The pricing is very reasonable and definately worth it. You will not regret going to Hungry Bear to eat.
Great place to eat with the fam!. Eating at Hungry Bear Pizza was a great experience! Right when I walked into the doors I could tell that this was a different type of atmosphere compared to most restaurants. It's a great place for families or groups to come eat and have a good time. The buffet was low on pizza because it was during slow hours, but they are happy to make any pizza of my choice, and keep it coming out. I read a few other comments and I could not help to feel sad for this "15-year-old manager". He is probably at about the age of 17 now, but WOW his heart is there. You can totally tell that he only wants whats best for his families restaurant, and the customer. All of the employees seem to care. It was great customer service and I plan on going again very soon! :)
Worth The Trip From Salt Lake City!!!.
I have been to a lot of Buffets and this is one of the Bests. Upon walking in I could tell it was family run and it seemed to enhance the whole experience. The Pizza tasted "Homemade" and I was treated extremely well from the beginning. It's nice to know there is still places that Care about their customers! The Pizza was amazing and I really liked the Pasta and sauce that tasted freshly made.
My party loved the games. It seemed like there was 15+ games (not sure but a lot) All the kids loved it even the real young ones. I appreciated the ones that were for older children and adults.
I just hope there is always places like Hungry Bear Pizza around. I love Family Run restaurants and will always go out of my way to support them. I would gladly travel from Salt Lake to support a high quality restaurant.
In VA I visited a place called CeCe's Pizza and this was much better and they let me request my favorite pizza and it was out in 8 minutes! All for $5.99!!! That's awesome. I just can't imagine they are making enough profit for all the food they are putting out.
Great Pizza!!!!!!!!. I love Hungry Bear and have been one of there true blue customers i go every week with my family and take my scout group there on occasion this place has always treated me right and every time i go in they always try to ask what kind of pizza we would like, and its always fresh i love hungry bear and will continue to go and support them as frequently as i can.
My favorite pizza in a long time!. By far one of my better choices to choose to eat here. I absolutely loved the place and the food was soo good i would always request their BBQ chicken pizza which for me and my wife is one of the biggest reasons we go there. Our kids always have a blast playing in their arcade area. I loved it and will be recommending this to all my friends and family!
embarrassed to admit i worked here. i worked here for 6 months and then they fired me for speaking my opinion on an improvement in the resturant. from what i have read about what has happened, it's gotten worse. let's just say that the employment has gotten worse but let me inform you all on what goes on behind the counter. first, we didn't have a place to store the cleaning supplies for a while and when they did finally get one, it was right by the food. second most employee's did a very poor job at washing dishes and washing hands. and while i worked there (and from what i heard after i got fired) none of the employees had food handlers permits. it's sad to say but this "family restaurant" is not only bad for you temper but bad for your health.
Great Food and price! Must Visit!.
I had to write 2 reviews because I had a lkot to say so "bear" with me.
Before I brought my family to Hungry Bear Pizza, I got on to this site to look at some ratings as I do when I go to restaurants I haven't been to before. And I'll be honest from some of the reviews I was a little sceptical, especially about this "young 15 year old manager" they talk of, but there were enough good reviews, it sounded like a fun place for me to bring my 3 children 14, 7 and 4. And boy am I glad that I did, so that I could obtain my own opinion.
When I first got there, they were pretty busy, and there were several people in front of me in line so I was able to observe how the cashier handled different situations.I soon realized that it was probably this young manager that has been rudely spoken of. The family in front of me had 4 kids and they started complaining about the water issue, and I gathered that they were wanting to share like 2 drinks all together, and then they comntinued complaining about the price. I myself have worked in the restaurant industry and I can not believe these complaints! Some people are SO RUDE! And so Freaking CHEAP It's Crazy! I felt bad for the poor kid. It seemed that all the "kids" that were running the restaurant were doing a good job hurrying and getting pizza in for everyone that had suddenly come through the door which I can imagine would be a hard thing to know how much to have out. Because if they already have it out people complain that it is old and crusty, but then if it's not out there right when they get there, they are mad for the wait... you can't have your cake and eat it too.
PTA Mom continued. the manager handled the customers ahead of me very well in my opinion. And When I got up there he was very nice and welcoming to me with his smile, even after he had been hassled by the previous family. He then asked me what kind of pizza we liked, and said he would put it in, and that all the rest of the pizza would be out in just a min. I talked to him a little more and found out that he was the owners son and that he had worked there for many years, and I really thought to myself wow, I have a 14 year old son and I can't imagine him even having a job at that age, then alone being MANAGER and putting up with RUDE, Cheap Customers, that leave Very Immature rude comments and still keep a smile on his face. There is no way. I commend him for his ability to do the job so well, and it seemed that everyone was happy to be working with him they were laughing and having fun. My kids and I LOVED the Fabulous pizza at an unbeatable price, and they had a fun time with the games. I am going to tell all my PTA asscoites and frineds about Hungry Bear, It's a great place for Families to go who are on a budget but want incredible pizza, salad and pasta. It's a good thing there are still restaurants out there that have great prices like this so that Families have a fun place to go and be in a good atmosphere!
Pay more, get less Hungry bear. They have losy customer service, the manger Blake is some young kid, who should not be running it. They do not honor the coupons, they charge you for water. They just increased their prices and they food and service stayed the same. I will not be patronizing there in the future.
It's OK.. I have been to Hungry Bear 4-5 times and I have a couple of two year olds. I?ve read all the reviews and here?s my opinion. Overall I?d rate it a 3. The crust is pretty good, the sauce is a little salty, the toppings are adequate, but the pasta and salad bar are weak. It is pretty family friendly and does get really noisy when crowded. If you go during non peak times, there are usually just a couple of partial old crusty pizzas on the table. Once they did ask us what we wanted and made us a pizza, but that takes a few minutes. If you go during peak hours getting pizza can be tough. The staff isn?t really attentive so the pizza gets quickly eaten. They will make a couple more as everyone sits around waiting and then when they put it out they are swarmed and the food is gone in about 30 seconds. After about 15-20 minutes the staff finally figures it out and starts cranking out pizzas. Drinks don?t come with the adult buffet but they do with the kids buffet. We usually bring milk for the kids and drink their sodas. They don?t really like this and they do question me about it when I order. You can?t drink water without purchasing a drink. They are a little cheap on that. A glass of fountain soda costs about $0.02. Even if a few people were dishonest, what would it cost them? Maybe $0.50 a day at the worst, but it would greatly improve the customer experience. I think most people are pretty honest about it. After all, it is in Layton, Utah, not some prison cafeteria. I have been overcharged once, but they did reimburse me when I caught it. It is run by kids. I have never seen an adult behind the counter. I think most of the 5 star ratings are postings by their owners and employees, especially the 4/23/07 posting acting as a rebuttal to the 4/2/07 complaint. It?s really suspicious.