I Will Never Give Pizza Hut Another Cent Of My Money!
Food (Pizza & Cheese Sticks) - Complaint
LINCOLN, ALABAMA -- To Whom It May Concern: May 16, 2013
The local Pizza Hut in my city has got to be the worst running business I've ever come across in my 43 years. On a good day the pizza will arrive within 1 1/2 hours with no customer service. That rarely happens however. It is usually much worse. I have ordered my last pizza from Pizza Hut. I am sick and tired of the bad food, slow food, rude managers, and incompetent employees! Even worse, I don't think they care if they get my business (or anyone else's) one bit. It would just make their jobs easier.
A few months ago I ordered from my local Pizza Hut, here in Lincoln, Alabama. Nothing special, just an order of cheese sticks and a regular pizza with regular toppings. I was told it would be delivered to my home within 30-45 minutes. This is moderately acceptable. One hour after I ordered my food it still had not arrived so I picked up the phone and called the store. I was placed on hold for about 5 minutes and then talked to a rude employee. I told her it had been an hour and inquired about the status of my order. I was told very rudely that the driver already had it in his car and was on his way. I said thank you and hung up. Another 30 minutes passed and still no food had come. I again picked up the phone and called the store. I was placed on hold again and then talked to an even ruder employee. I was told that they weren't sure where the driver was but he had my food. They told me that he had left with it a long while ago. They said they would call the driver and check on it. Another 30 minutes passed and still no pizza. It had now been 2 hours since I ordered my food so I called again. I was placed on hold yet again and then addressed by an even ruder employee (the same one each time). I asked to speak to the manager. The manager got on the phone and told me that it was on its way and the food would be free since it took so long. I waited another 45 minutes and decided to go ahead and eat something else that I had here in my home because the pizza and cheese sticks were obviously not coming. The food NEVER came! Never! I didn't receive any food nor did I get any call telling me it was not coming. I swore I would never order from Pizza Hut again.
About a year or so went by and I decided to give Pizza Hut another chance. I figured that they have so much turnover with teenagers that it would probably be a whole new staff. Well, I was right, but this staff was just as inept and just as rude as the ones before them. I called and placed an order for cheese sticks and a pizza with normal toppings on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. I was told the order would only take 15-30 minutes to be delivered. Obviously I knew this was incorrect because it takes at least 15 minutes to make and cook the food. I did, however, expect a short wait time since the employee who took my order told me such a short time. I expected it would arrive within at least an hour. An hour went by and no food had come. I called the store, let them know it hadn't come yet, and asked for an update. She told me that he (the driver) had left with it already and was on his way. She said it shouldn't take much longer. Another 45 minutes went by and still no delivery. I called the store again and told the same girl that my food still had not come and that I was getting a bit aggravated. She said, "Oh, we've had a lot of complaints about him. Hold on and I'll call him." She put the phone down (not on hold) and came back in about 3 minutes. She said that he had the food and was on his way. I told her that was exactly what she told me 45 minutes ago. She hung up the phone. I waited another 30 minutes and still had no food. I once again picked up the phone and called the store. I was a bit more stern with my voice this time and she decided to pass me off on to her manager. The manager got on the phone and asked me for my address. I had been asked for my address already 3 times before so I said, "I've already told you my address 3 times now." She got very angry and started yelling into the phone, "I tell you what! You just keep your food when it gets there! You just don't worry about it!" Then she slammed the phone down and hung up on me once again.
The driver called me on his cell phone a couple minutes later (I assume she called him to tell him the food was free.) and said he was lost. It angered me that he was just then asking for directions and that they just send out their drivers with no more information than the address. They aren't told anything whatsoever to help them actually find the address (which is the whole point). I told him directions nicely and we disconnected. Another 20 minutes went by and he still had not arrived so I picked up the phone and called his cell phone (it had appeared on my caller I. D.). He said he was still lost and was almost back at the Pizza Hut store. He had actually given up and gone back to the store. I was irate! As mad as I was I didn't take it out on the driver because it's not his fault. I stayed on the phone with him and guided him turn by turn and mile by mile until he arrived at my house. I got my food 2 hours and 20 minutes after I had ordered it and was told it would only take 15-30 minutes. I tipped him and went inside and attempted to eat my old, cold food.
Everyone makes mistakes, but this Pizza Hut store does nothing but make mistakes! They never get the orders right and they almost always take a couple of hours to arrive. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANY FOOD FROM PIZZA HUT AS LONG AS I LIVE! I would like the girl who took my order and the manager reprimanded and punished. I would also like an apology, but I'm sure I won't get it because that's morally and ethically more than this company and its employees are capable of.