37 Pizza Places That Take EBT (+ Restaurant Meals Program Explained)

Short Answer: Except for take-and-bake pizzas at Papa Murphy’s, you can only use EBT at pizza places if you live in a state that has a Restaurant Meals Program (RMP), and you qualify for that program. Pizza places that participate in RMPs in select states include Domino’s, Hungry Howie’s, Papa John’s, and Pizza Hut. For more details, see below.

About the Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program allows select recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase hot foods from restaurants, which usually aren’t eligible for EBT (as previously reported). Only a few states participate in the Restaurant Meals Program:

  • Arizona
  • California (select counties)
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Rhode Island

In these states, SNAP recipients who are elderly, disabled, or homeless may qualify for the RMP.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The program is designed to assist those who are unable to cook at home or have difficulty doing so.

Note that if you qualify for the Restaurant Meals Program, you can’t use your EBT card at out-of-state restaurants (as previously reported). For more information about the Restaurant Meals Program, see our list of fast food restaurants that take EBT.

EBT Restaurant Threshold

If you don’t qualify for an RMP, you may still be able to purchase restaurant-style food using your EBT card from retailers that fall under the “restaurant threshold.” The USDA defines “restaurant” as any place that receives more than 50% of its total sales from food it cooks/heats on-site for customers to eat there or take as carryout. If the majority of a retailer’s sales come from food that the customer must take home and cook themselves, it falls under the “restaurant threshold” and might qualify as a SNAP-approved retailer.

As it relates to pizza places, take-and-bake pizza shops may accept EBT cards if they submit sales documentation to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to show that they don’t exceed the restaurant threshold.

The List

The following pizza places accept EBT either by falling below the restaurant threshold or participating in a Restaurant Meals Program. We confirmed this information with customer service representatives and each state’s roster of participating RMP restaurants. Our list is in order from most to fewest EBT-approved locations.

Note: While our list includes eligible states for each restaurant, note that Illinois, Maryland, and Michigan don’t yet provide public lists of participating RMP restaurants in their states. For more information on buying restaurant meals with EBT in those states, contact your local benefits agency.

Papa Murphy’s

  • Falls under restaurant threshold? Yes
  • Participates in RMP? No
  • Eligible states: Most locations; Papa Murphy’s is located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • Find a location

Pizza Hut

  • Falls under restaurant threshold? No
  • Participates in RMP? Yes; see our dedicated research on the Pizza Hut EBT policy.
  • Eligible states: California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco counties)
  • Find a participating location (select your county)

Domino’s

  • Falls under restaurant threshold? No
  • Participates in RMP? Yes; see our dedicated research on the Domino’s EBT policy.
  • Eligible states: Arizona (Flagstaff and Phoenix) and California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Luis Obispo counties)
  • Find a participating location in Arizona or California (select your county)

Hungry Howie’s

  • Falls under restaurant threshold? No
  • Participates in RMP? Yes
  • Eligible states: Arizona (Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, San Tan Valley, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tucson)
  • Find a participating location

La Pizza Loca

Papa John’s

  • Falls under restaurant threshold? No
  • Participates in RMP? Yes
  • Eligible states: Arizona (Casa Grande) and California (Riverside and Los Angeles counties)
  • Find a participating location in Arizona or California (select your county)

Captain Tony’s Pizza and Pasta

  • Falls under restaurant threshold? No
  • Participates in RMP? Yes
  • Eligible states: Arizona (Winslow) and California (Los Angeles County)
  • Find a participating location in Arizona or California

Giant Pizza King

Little Caesars

Chico’s Pizza

Fuertes NY Pizzeria

Ameci Pizza and Pasta

Dominguez Pizza

Baby Bros Pizza

Round Table Pizza

Guido’s Pizza and Pasta

Big Al’s Pizza

Roman’s Pizza

Valentino’s Pizza

Goody’s Pizza

Tottino’s Pizza

Deli Robert’s Pizza

PizzaMan Dan’s

Straw Hat Pizza

New York Pizza Kitchen

Irving Pizza

Milan Pizza

Templeton Pizza

  • Falls under restaurant threshold? No
  • Participates in RMP? Yes
  • Eligible states: California (San Luis Obispo County)
  • Find a participating location

Piara Pizza

Numero Uno Pizza

PizzaRev

Red Maple Pizza

24th St. Pizza & Gyros

Cicis Pizza

Federal Hill Pizza

Jimmy and Joe’s Pizzeria

Pizza King