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Gungahlin – Pizza Capital

By Mothy - 24 February 2011 34

Just how many Pizza stores can one area support?

Dominos and Pizza Hut for a long while had a strangle hold on the pizza market for Gungahlin.

Sure, you had your fish and chippers doing some damn fine pizza on the side (I personally vouch for the efforts of Nichols and Ngunnawal takeaway, and can remember Elena’s once being good for a calzone), and De Nunzio did some side buisness in pizza as well, and Divots at Gold Creek, but for dedicated pizza action, these two jokers were it. That little corner of Gungahlin remains an impossible place to get a park on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. Then throw in Eagle Boys, who opted to open up a little further away from the fray, and after them came Pizza Capers, slicing off a side of the video shop to offer an alternative to the pre-fab pizzas down in the heart of the action.

And now, as I head in to work this morning, I see that at the site of the old Hub Asian Supermarket, Crust have hung up a sign advising they’ll soon be opening.

Seriously, at what point in the pizza wars are we going to see some casualties?

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zllauh 8:39 pm 18 Aug 15

heard the same news that pizza hut being revived back from the dead just like under taker in wwe.
Would like to pay a visit there if they have dine in over there :p

Mothy 10:30 am 07 Dec 12

And to revive a dead thread, I note Pizza Hut is once again operating in Gungahlin, and some old news (see page three of the attached) that the Crust and Pizza Capers brands are now, ironically, owned by the same group, who appear to be on track to convert the ACT’s Crust’s to Capers stores?

Which would mean two of the same brand in Gungahlin?

KristyS 9:59 am 04 Apr 11

I’m joining the discussion a little late but wanted to add my support for Pizza Capers. I’m not a regular take-away pizza eater by any means but have been impressed with the quality of their food and above all, exceptional service. Have been turned off Little San Severo after walking past a few times when they are closed during the day and dirty dishes remain uncleared on the tables. Thought I’d give Crust a go last week and had to ask for service before being given a menu with nothing more than ‘here’. As it turned out it wasn’t even the menu but a promotional flyer. So I walked out and returned to Pizza Capers instead.

Spykler 7:45 pm 25 Feb 11

Helen said :

Spykler said :

Also, Capers at Holt- Totally underwhelming.

I disagree – Pizza Capers at Kippax is much better than Crust in Braddon or Belconnen, and there’s no point even considering Dominos or Pizza Hut in the same league. I recommend the Louisiana Chicken pizza – so good.

Crust overwhelms Capers, there is a noticeable quality difference IMHO.

But I’m yet to find a pizza that beats my home made chilli-pesto-chicken-fetta concoction. It’s just nice sometimes to let someone else’s kitchen get covered in flour.

Mike Bessenger 12:50 pm 25 Feb 11

johnboy said :

Some would think that would indicate the location is excellent.

You might be right.
I think it would be an excellent location for any business other than a pizza shop. And purely for traffic.
I guess time will tell.

johnboy 12:46 pm 25 Feb 11

Some would think that would indicate the location is excellent.

GBT 12:46 pm 25 Feb 11

Well, in the US Dominos actually admitted their pizzas tasted like cardboard and did a franchise reboot, which resulted in far better tasting pizzas, according to some American friends (though the writer of this
article seems not to agree)

Let’s hope they come to the same realisation here.

Mike Bessenger 12:44 pm 25 Feb 11

screaming banshee said :

Mike Bessenger said :

I’m not a business person, but to me that would be a bad location.

What, in the same way that car yards are never near each other, or how food businesses are spread out in shopping centres instead of being located is some sort of court, or …well I think you get the point.

You missed the point. I wouldn’t place it next door to the busiest pizza shop in Australia.
I hope it doesn’t take as much effort for you to choose a pizza as it would a car.

screaming banshee 11:40 am 25 Feb 11

Mike Bessenger said :

I’m not a business person, but to me that would be a bad location.

What, in the same way that car yards are never near each other, or how food businesses are spread out in shopping centres instead of being located is some sort of court, or …well I think you get the point.

Mike Bessenger 9:27 am 25 Feb 11

Domino’s in Florey is the busiest in Australia, however there is a new pizza shop opening up next door.
I’m not a business person, but to me that would be a bad location.

Helen 8:43 am 25 Feb 11

Spykler said :

Also, Capers at Holt- Totally underwhelming.

I disagree – Pizza Capers at Kippax is much better than Crust in Braddon or Belconnen, and there’s no point even considering Dominos or Pizza Hut in the same league. I recommend the Louisiana Chicken pizza – so good.

But I’m yet to find a pizza that beats my home made chilli-pesto-chicken-fetta concoction. It’s just nice sometimes to let someone else’s kitchen get covered in flour.

screaming banshee 8:19 pm 24 Feb 11

far_northact said :

Though Dominos isn’t too bad at Gungahlin- it’s like McDonalds. It is what it is – it’s cheap, and it’s consistent.

Ahh yes, a prime example of quality control.

Spykler 7:09 pm 24 Feb 11

I remember way back Jackos at Melba shops did a fine pizza, then either got swallowed up or lost significant market share to the mob with dots on their boxes.
Also, Capers at Holt- Totally underwhelming.

far_northact 6:21 pm 24 Feb 11

I like Pizza Capers in Gungahlin, and they certainly seemed packed a lot of the time. Though Dominos isn’t too bad at Gungahlin- it’s like McDonalds. It is what it is – it’s cheap, and it’s consistent.

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