STOUGHTON, Mass. - A Mississippi man who grew up in Massachusetts goes to great lengths for a good pizza.

About 1,400 miles to be exact.

David Schuler returned to Jackson, Miss., last weekend with 150 pies from the Town Spa in his home town of Stoughton, just outside Boston, The Associated Press reported Monday.

It’s a tradition he started years ago when he couldn’t find a good slice in Mississippi.

The 150 frozen, vacuum-sealed pies he returned with was a record for him. They cost $1,200.

He made the 16-state trek in 24 hours, munching on Town Spa pizzas he kept on the passenger seat.

Restaurant manager Kerry Hughes said he ships pizzas as far as California and Florida, but Schuler is his best out-of-state customer.