MENTOR ON THE LAKE, OHIO -- The man parked in a No Parking space next to the handicap space that my Ford Explorer sits in. I live in Lost Nation Condominiums on North Lane in Willoughby, Ohio. One of my neighbors came and told me that he watched the delivery man hit my car. He tried to get the guy to stop and look at the damage he had done but he just raced off.
Upon calling the store and speaking to the manager I was told that they are not responsible for any damages done by their drivers. She was not here and she can't believe her driver would do such a thing. I was never told that Pizza Hut was sorry that my car got hit. I feel that is a very uncaring attitude for a manager to take. I have not called the police or threatened anyone. I did not swear at anyone. I do feel violated.
This afternoon my disabled daughter and I stopped and bought food at this same store. How would you feel if this were you? We have called the Pizza Hut on two other occasions because their drivers almost hit children in our complex. The speed limit is 5 miles per hour and there are tons of kids living here. The Pizza Hut drivers are employees of Pizza Hut and should at least take some responsibility for those who work under their name.
I am not suing anyone and I'm not mad. I am disappointed. If I make a mistake at my job I know that I am accountable but my employer is accountable also. My boss goes out of her way to make sure every guest in our establishment is happy about their time with us. No one is happy all of the time but we can all try to make that happen. I feel that no one tried.
CORTLAND, NEW YORK -- During the weekend of January 15th and 16th (2011), my wife really wanted a $10 Large Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. So, on Saturday night around 7:30pm I called the Cortland, NY Pizza Hut for a Large Pan Pizza. I was told by an associate that they had just run out of Pan Pizzas, but I could order any of the more expensive pizzas but if I wanted to wait it would another 2 hours before another patch of dough was made (bait and switch?). So, given the time, I decided to not order out that night.
On Sunday night, January 16, we gave Pizza Hut another shot. I called around 6pm to order the Large Pan Pizza. The gentleman on the phone told me that they "had just run out of Large Pan Pizzas". I explained to the employee that this is the second night in a row they were out of Pan Pizzas. I asked him how could they be offering a $10 Large Pan Pizzas and not have any in stock. He responded, "that's Pizza Hut for you". I did not place any order at this time. I got off the phone, and immediately redialed to talk to Pizza Hut Management in Cortland, NY.
I explained very calmly to management my position, and the "management", who did not give me her name, did not apologize, she just told me that Pan Pizza had just come out and the associate did know any better to check. Well, I placed an order for a $10 Large Pan Pizza, and picked it up. I was sure this was a Pan Pizza, it was rung up as a Pan Pizza. Having been a customer of Pizza Hut for over 2 decades, let me say, that the pizza I picked up WAS NOT a Large Pan Pizza, it looked more like a medium hand-tossed pizza which was BURNED! I took pictures which I will be placing on Twitter.
The young lady LIED to me. Out of this whole experience, I think the lying is the worse you can do to a customer. We live here in Cortland County and I am very disappointed with my experience at this Pizza Hut, and will be very hard pressed to recommend it to any friends, bring any visitors to eat there or even suggest eating there during Jets camp... On a scale of 1 out of 5? a ZERO!
A most amazing thing happened at Pizza Hut today! It's Saturday and I didn't feel like cooking dinner. I cook dinner all week. My husband got called out to do some installs and won't be home until after 10. I figured I would have dinner ready for him, a stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut! They're on sale for 10 bucks now.
I placed my order online for pick up after deciding to save the 2 dollar delivery fee + tip. I decided that I wanted a chicken alfredo stuffed crust pizza, a special creation. They have a chicken alfredo "super specialty" pizza at most Pizza Hut locations. You just have to specify that you want white/alfredo sauce in the comments section of your pizza order, on any pizza. So far, they've always gotten it right but I fear every time that they won't read it and accidentally give me red sauce. I would still take it, I'm not one to complain or fret over such trivial matters. I simply enjoy white sauce pizza more than red.
I also took advantage of a 5 dollar coupon to get bread sticks and a 2 liter Pepsi product. Meaning, I get a 2 liter for a buck, not too bad. My total was 15 bucks. I go to the store after 40 minutes to pick up my order. I was greeted promptly and watched the girl scan the pick up rack for my order. None of the orders had the right amount of boxes to be mine. I fretted a little, was I too early, did my order not go through? She picks up an order with 2 large pizza boxes, bread stick container, an 2 liter of mountain dew. I start pondering in my head... did I accidentally order a second pizza?
She quickly explains that the guys made my pizza twice by accident, and being such a "special" pizza, they figured they would just give me the mistake. "blink blink" Free pizza? For me?! I worked in pizza once, Chuck E Cheese. In the rare event we had a mistake pizza, it would either go in the trash, passed on to the next customer who ordered one (if it was a fast selling normal pizza like plain or pepperoni) or eagerly gobbled up by us hungry workers. I was completely blown away that a mistake pizza had survived long enough to be passed through to me, free of charge.
I scanned the counter for a tip jar to toss a couple of bucks in but alas, there was none to be found. I happily thanked the girl and left with my bounty. When I got home I noticed what the mistake was, one pizza had red sauce, one had white. My husband will be THRILLED to have an entire red sauce pizza to himself, he prefers red over white. I know it's a silly thing to be complimenting but it's silly things like that that make me a happy, loyal customer.
COCHRAN, GEORGIA -- I wanted a pizza delivered to me, so I called the Pizza Hut in Cochran, Georgia thinking I would end the phone conversation satisfied and with a pizza. Instead I ended the phone conversation angry and without a pizza because I got fed up with the rude customer service representative and I didn't want to buy anything from the restaurant because she made me lose my appetite I was so pissed off.
The customer representative was so rude and unprofessional. She sounded so alley, and she was nasty when she didn't understand something I was saying. This is not the first time I encountered problems with the customer service representative. The time before that she got my order wrong and she gave me thin crust pizza when I clearly told her I wanted pan crust/thick crust. Another time I encountered problems with her nastiness is when I had a pizza delivered to me and I wasn't standing outside waiting for the pizza man so he pulled off. They didn't try to call me or anything.
When I called the Pizza Hut after waiting an hour for the pizza, I calmly said, "Ma'am, I ordered a pizza and my neighbor said he pulled in my driveway and pulled off. Why didn't anyone call me and let me know he was on his way?" They usually called me and let me know that the delivery man was on his way. She got loud with me and said "You knew he was coming, so you supposed to be out there to get your pizza." I have never had such bad experience at a Pizza Hut other than the one in Cochran, Georgia. I am trying to get something where I can report this lady somewhere and I guess the only way to do that is to email their manager.
They need to put her nasty tail somewhere on clean-up, then one day she had the nerve to leave something out of my order. I asked for two orders of Hershey's dunkers and she going to give me breadsticks. She is the worst customer representative I have ever seen in my entire life.
GAS CITY, INDIANA -- Last night, Monday 12-15-08 I had called to place an order for pickup. I had a coupon for Pizza Hut's pasta with wings "deal". The guy on the phone had NOT informed me of the fact that there is a choice between ordering a large and extra-large pasta. He had told me, to give them my coupon, and they would lower the cost.
When I arrived, the girl at the window gave me the total and then I handed her my coupon as I was instructed to do! She then said, "This coupon is only for an extra large order and you've ordered a large." I then explained that I had NOT ordered a large over the phone because I wasn't even aware that there were two different sizes. The coupon had NOT displayed anything about different sizes!
She asked me what I wanted to do, and I said, "I want to be able to use my coupon for the discount that I was promised." She then said, "Well then you'll have to wait for a while because we'll have to put in another pasta." I explained that this was ridiculous because I wasn't even informed about the size difference. She then said, "You can pay the extra 8.89 and get the regular." This is crazy I thought!
The whole reason for using the coupon was so I wouldn't have to pay the extra $9.00. The coupon would have been useless and I felt very deceived. They would not allow me to pay the coupon price of 15.99 for my meal, and I basically was caught in their web. But I decided to say, "Forget the whole order," and I drove away.
Good customer service would have responded by apologizing for the miscommunication and accepting my coupon for this time, followed by a more clear explanation of what is to be expected next time. That way, they get the 16.00 rather than nothing, and a happy customer who would have come back time and time again. My wife and I discussed this, and we are never going to eat Pizza Hut pizza again. Not like these people care though. It's called customer service, NOT customer pain.
CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA -- On 10/21/08 I went to Pizza Hut in Camden, SC. I was extremely hungry and was very happy to be able to eat. When I got inside they had Country music blasting and the Air conditioner on so it was absolutely freezing. Then we sat down and waited for someone to take our order. The woman came and took our order and my father said something about the music and the air. She said that she would be able to turn down the music but there was nothing she could do about the air.
So she took our order and walked away to turn off the music. We sat there for about 10 minutes and she finally walked back over and gave us our drinks. My father's and my sodas had cups with ice all the way up to the top with some soda, and my mother's water was flavored lemon which was not what she wanted. We waited another 10 minutes for our food to arrive and it was the wrong things. We had ordered Garlic cheesy bread sticks and Cinnamon sticks for an appetizer and she just gave us garlic sticks. We told the waitress and she kindly said sorry for this mistake and took the food back while sticking her nail into the bread.
Soon after we got our food and ate. After that my parents got their pizza and she said my pasta would be coming out soon. 5 minutes later she brought me my food and the cheese was burnt to the sides of the bowl. I went to mix up my cheese and start to eat. I think that it only had about 20 pieces of pasta but I was hungry so I still ate it. May I just add that it was not very appetizing at all! Not to mention the place was a mess!! They had food on the floor the seats were still dirty and The Salad bar was disgusting looking! I want to say that if it was up to me I would not be going to this Pizza Hut ever again!!!
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- I ordered online for my fiance and I one afternoon last week so that when he got home that night he would have his favorite pizza waiting! I thought it was brilliant. I wouldn't have to wait an hour and a half for pizza to arrive. Instead, I would order it early in the day and not have to deal with it. It was supposed to arrive at 9:15 pm. I called at 9:45 and asked where my pizza was. The guy on the phone was asking around and finally came back to tell me that they had "canceled" my order because they tried to call and I didn't pick up.
Well, I received no phone calls from Pizza Hut that whole day. So I have talked to several people by this point to which they just kept saying, "We'll send you the pizza in 35 mins!" Well, that's great. At 1030 I will get my pizza and I haven't received an apology or even an offer to fix the problem they had just created! No offer of a discount, nothing! I called corporate and got their store in trouble as well as made their district manager aware of their behavior.
I am disgusted! Pizza Hut corporate is sending me a coupon for 2 free pizzas! I am still watching my bank account to make sure I don't get charged because those guys are idiots! I am a big fan of customer service because I work at the container store and we are taught that customers come before anything! So yes, I know it's just pizza but customer service is a big deal. I called again today to redeem my free pizza's and was in aggressive argument with their manager who clearly got in trouble. She decided to tell me about why it was my fault and not theirs (and I didn't even bring it up she did). I called corporate again and will be talking to the district manager within three days.
TOPEKA, KANSAS -- Went to pick up our order at 3406 S Topeka Blvd a few nights ago. Call center said it would be 50 minutes till our order would be ready. Great, well we get up to the drive through window, and it is not ready yet, and it would be another 8-10 minutes. So the girl looks around, and asks us if we could park, in an open stall close by, and they would get our order out to us. Well we waited another 15 minutes, then decided to drive back up there and see what was going on.
We see the girl eventually see us at the window again, and you could see her go, "oh", like she knew something bad happened. She turns around to get our bread sticks and wings, and says sorry, then closes the window, before we could add a word. We pull over and check everything, and of course it is warm at best. Would have taken it back, but due to a hungry pregnant wife, we kept the food and moved on. Called Pizza Hut about it, and we should have a credit of our order for next time.
If you have a Pizza Hut drive through in your town, I would not recommend using it for a Pizza Hut unless it is a well designed drive through with adequate parking stalls, where they can see you. Where we should have been able to park, the employees took those places, because there was no customers left at that time, so they could never see us easily from the inside.
If I should ever have to go back to that restaurant, I will be going inside to pick up the order. Not to trustworthy of that store anymore. Someone there needs an awakening on customer service. That store should just close that drive through window, if they can't have their own employees park somewhere else, for the paying customers. We all deserve the best here.
CALIFORNIA -- It would appear that the size of Pizza Hut pizzas is shrinking. I got what was supposed to be a large pizza today and it looked barely like a medium. I actually remarked that it looked like a medium in the store (I always open the box now because my order has been wrong so many times) and was assured that it was a large. I brought it home and was asked by my family members why I got a medium instead of a large.
For a bit of background, this is a local carry out/delivery store where I have spent thousands of dollars over the past 10+ years of patronage. In the past when my order has been wrong, either the wrong crust, wrong toppings, no toppings when we've paid for toppings, missing products, or even a completely disgusting product that looked like it had been dropped on the floor and put back in the box before being handed off as food, I have generally bit my tongue and said nothing.
Today I decided to return the product and question its accuracy. I was met not only with a difficult sales person, but also a customer in the store who got in my face for deciding to return the product and ask for the charges to be reversed on my credit card. The sales person said she could not reverse the charges but that her supervisor could. When I asked to speak with the supervisor she said that she wasn't available until tomorrow. Then the customer got in my face and said that I had to take the money instead of getting a return on my credit card; that I didn't have an option. This lady wouldn't let up. I didn't want cash, I wanted the charge reversed.
I've since called my credit card company and found out that if a store has a credit card machine, they can in fact easily reverse any charge. But no, I was bullied by that rude customer and the difficult sales associate which resulted in me just taking cash and leaving the store. I am horrified over the treatment I received. I will never again patronize another Pizza Hut. EVER. Even if it's the last restaurant on the planet. I will be relating this story to all of my friends.
WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS -- I went to the local Pizza Hut Restaurant near my job for lunch with my staff. We went there specifically for the lunch time buffet that they advertise. Supposed to start at 11 am. We got there at 11:15 am and nothing was ready, the buffet bar was still dirty from the night before, the tables were sticky and the sneeze guard on the salad bar was dirty as well. This was all very disgusting to say the least.
Finally some pizza started to come out, after several other tables came in and were waiting like we were. Two pizzas were brought out, and gone within minutes. The restaurant was pretty full at this point. One more pizza came out and gone again, and so on. After complaints started coming in, they sent out two more pizzas and they were raw in the middle and cold. Unbelievable!
The ice tea machine was full of rotten tea. The waitress said she forgot to clean it and would I like to wait while she cleaned it out? I said, "No just bring me water". She brought me a warm glass from the dishwasher and full of warm water. Oh yes, we all were charged full price for a buffet that wasn't even there.
The waitress brought our bill and I gave her my credit card, she brought me back my card and the receipt for me to sign, along with a red crayon! I asked her, "Why the crayon?" She replied "I don't have a pen." I refused to sign with a crayon, so I had to dig through my purse for a pen. I left it for her along with a tip that I should not have even left. This happened again, we thought we would give them another try at another date. Same waitress, same service and poor quality of food. Stay clear of the Pizza Hut on Lewis Avenue in Waukegan, Illinois.