Taco pizza

A Happy Joe's taco pizza.

Another pizza joint? Yes, it's the "happy" one that invented the "taco pizza." 

"Happy" Joe Whitty took a chance crumbling up taco chips and spreading them over pizza at his Happy Joe's location at 1414 W. Locust St., Davenport in 1974, two years after he started his pizza chain. He threw in tomatoes, lettuce and refried beans and spiced up the meat just enough.

It's a recipe as they say, that's often imitated, but never copied.

"Now everybody is trying to sell taco pizza," Whitty said. "In 1974, people thought I was crazy when I came up with it."

Now with the taco pizza is by far the company's biggest seller.

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