Fellow Cramericans may remember last month when Jim Cramer conducted burger wars to determine which burger stock would sizzle on the market. Now there is another space that has been heating up the competition—pizza!
Cramer was prompted to take a closer look at pizza stocks when he saw a full page ad taken out in USA Today on Thursday by Papa John's, which claimed that it was the next Chipotle or Panera Bread of pizzerias, because it has so many high-quality ingredients and few preservatives in its food.
"I think it's a terrific example of just how competitive the pizza space is getting. The major chains are all looking for any way they can to differentiate themselves from the competition," the "Mad Money" host said.
The pizza industry has really taken off lately. Pizza sales grew at 3 percent last year in the U.S., to $38.5 billion. Additionally, major chains like Domino's, Papa John's and Pizza Hut have stepped up the technology game to compete and take market share via mobile and online ordering.
So, what is the best way to play the pizza industry?