Winner of Pizza Playoffs announced

Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 5:00 AM EST|Updated: Apr. 3, 2023 at 5:58 PM EDT
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(WFSB) - CJ’s Pizza and Giant Grinders was crowned the champions of Channel 3′s Pizza Playoffs Monday night.

CJ’s Pizza and Giant Grinder in Manchester was up against Tony’s Pizza in Willimantic. About 115,000 votes were cast in this round alone.

After three days of online voting, the polls closed after Channel 3′s 11 p.m. broadcast on Sunday night.

In the Favorite Four, CJ’s won 52 percent of the vote over Mondo’s 48 percent to earn its finals berth.

Tony’s defeated Willimantic’s Pleasant Pizza 51 percent to 49 percent.

The race between CJ’s and Tony’s was neck and neck on Sunday.

Channel 3 started two months ago with more than 800 places submitted by viewers.