Pizza restaurant in its own March Madness

Published 03/30 2013 02:44PM

Updated 04/01 2013 09:48AM

CHAMPAIGN -- College basketball teams aren't the only ones battling through brackets this March. Papa Del's Pizza is competing in a tournament of its own.

It's called "Best College Eats." It's put on by the Cooking Channel.

It started with 32 dishes and is now down to the final eight. The deep dish pizza is representing Papa Del's. The manager says it's popularity is thanks to keeping everything original.

"I've been here 31-years," said manager Mark Walters. "Everything's always been the same. Same suppliers, same cheese, nothing changes. Always fresh produce, just good stuff."

You can vote online to help Papa Del's advance. It's currently taking on the "Gut Pak," a barbecue dish famous on Baylor University's campus.

If you'd like to vote for Papa Del's, click here! 

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