Domino's Pizza is everywhere (just about) and ordering from Domino's is as easy as 1, 2, 3. I am sure that is the whole idea but after another disappointing meal I finally had to say it. Domino's Pizza is more like a formula than real food. The cheese is kind of grainy. The pepperoni must be processed in a large plant and shipped to thousands of locations tasting as flat and uninviting as anything. The sausage is a joke of some kind, little pieces that tell the consumer, "Here is nothing special." The ham is a joke in that it lacks any real taste. A very successful formula since business is and has been booming for as long as I can remember.
When a person is hungry, initially, will eat and devour just about anything that doesn't have a "do not eat me sign" on it. Yes, they do allow you to complain and they will gladly replace your order with a new one but you will still get the same product and a fairly good chance of developing some fastidious "acid indigestion" 9 out of 10 times. How far does a person have to go to get a decent, tasty pizza? Chicago, New York, upscale establishments? After all Pizza is not all that hard to make and what makes a decent pizza is: 1. The Sauce(s), 2. The ingredients.
But when it is a formula that is designed for mass consumption chances are you will get a below average product, kind of like Taco Bell, Burger King and most fast food places. Once in a while you will stop at a decent fast food place (In and Out comes to mind) and you will get a consistent good product, but it is so hard to admit it! Yes, I know, why go out to a fast food place if you are going to complain of this and that and you know something? Why go, indeed! I have closed the chapter in many below par fast food places and Domino's is no longer an option.
Sure, they still make millions more than me but you know what? I can make a pizza in their kitchen that would make the other ones cry (but I would bring my own ingredients!) all this speed of service is costing the palate. Does anyone know the best pizza chain? Please share the information for I do love a great pizza but maybe, just maybe, I live in the wrong place for me to experience a high quality pizza. Boo Whoo, now I just got very hungry so thank you for reading. A healthy and tasty snack is calling my name!
Update: A friendly sort has recriminated me for posting this review, saying than in his opinion is an "invalid complaint" and basically saying how I dare to criticize the products of a Billion Dollar Company and adding that while I praise "In & Out Burgers" he basically despises this chain. The moral? Do not voice your opinion on the large national chains that make large revenues at the end of each year. I do agree on one point: Where preferences are concerned there are no rules, but I still believe that some palates are more demanding than others, some consumers are always hoping for a better product and that was my basis for my review.
I do not say that it's wrong to enjoy Domino's Pizza as I am sure there are countless "die hard" fans of this chain. I also appreciate very much the simplicity of another review that said: "If you don't like it, don't order." That my fellow Americans, in a nutshell, is the soundest of advices and I for one intend to follow it to the letter.
COUNICIL BLUFFS, IOWA -- There were no gloves on these people's bare hands. Wiping their bare hands on their aprons, then handling money, then going right back to work on making pizzas. Hat flipping around food several times. Not covering their mouths when sneezing just letting it all fly all over the place. Not making sure the customers get the right orders.
NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY -- I went to get the special 1 medium pizza and 16 bites of bread for $9.99 and the manager told me that the code didn't work and took the flyer from [me]. So rude and told me "if you want it, you have to pay regular price." It is not my fault that the code on the coupon didn't work.
ESPANOLA, NEW MEXICO -- I went to get a pizza and watched the guys make the pizzas and scratch their faces and pick @ their noses and then answer the phone and handle money and then go back and finish making pizzas. No gloves were worn and no hands were washed. I asked about all of this and one told me that all germs die in the hot ovens. He said the health department approves of all of this and their district manager approves also. I left. I won't be back there anymore.
BESSEMER, NORTH CAROLINA -- The pizza had the right ingredients typed on the box, but the wrong ones on the pizza. I called and the manager wanted to know why it took so long for me to call back. As if I need to inform them as to what time my family all get home together to eat our supper that we paid for!!! How dare he - Am I right??
HOUMA, LOUISIANA -- Ordered pizza from Domino's Pizza in Houma, La off of West Park Ave, Store #3048 and when the pizza arrived two of the three pizzas looked like they were dropped. The slices were stacked on top of each other and some slices were folded over. We took pictures of pizza and called store.
NEW YORK -- The tv advert shows a young lady spreading dough in a pizza pan, then sprinkling the cheese. Why was she allowed to touch the food product without wearing gloves. Isn't sanitation not to be observed even on TV. I realize this control cannot be monitored on site at local stores, but on TV they can. I think this is a great malpractice.
DUNN, NORTH CAROLINA -- Our food was not correctly prepared and the workers had poor customer service. The company is not clean and the workers have the slightest regard about the customer.