Immune system topples like dominos after bad pizza

tastyjam 9 February 2009 65

The Dominos store in Mawson yesterday affirmed by belief in rumours that most Dominos stores are utter crap.

I live in Pearce, and my flatmate and I were craving some pizza. Feeling overly lazy I whipped out the Mastercard and suggested we order it online from Pizza Hut in Phillip, and get it delivered – we have good standings with Pizza Hut and have never had bad pizza or any issues.

Unfortunately their website sucks, and couldn’t find our street. So we checked the Dominos website, and sure enough it knew the street – so we proceeded to order an 8 meat pizza, a hawaiian and a supreme, delivered with a bottle of coke. It all came to $24.50 including delivery, can’t argue that price. Also the delivery was prompt.

The issues – I didn’t get an 8 meat pizza. I got a mess of cheese and meat from which I could only tell a variety of three meats. The hawaiian was good, can’t complain about the hawaiian. The ‘supreme’ was actually a variant that I, or my flatmate, couldn’t relate to any on their menu. And it tasted like crap. As I write this at midday the next day, I now have stomach pains, as does my flatmate. My thyroid glands are swollen and my body aches like I just woke up after passing out in the bathroom at Cube.

The worst part of it all was that the delivery guy didn’t even want to see my credit card for proof of identity. I asked him if he wanted to see it, and he responded with “I really couldn’t care less”. He then stumbled back to his car, stalled it, and then proceeded to drive off.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say that this definitely confirms that Dominos is crap. It just definitely confirms my belief that it is crap, and that every time I’ve gone there I either got sick or impatient waiting. Anybody with thoughts?


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cross cross 10:37 am 22 Mar 10

Plaka pizza Mawson +1, have been going there for 25 years and they have a very good restaurant out back as well.

Icepoet Icepoet 10:09 am 22 Mar 10

For anyone who lives even vaguely near Braddon, Crust pizza is fantastic! I don’t go anywhere near Pizza Hut or Dominos anymore.

CraigT CraigT 8:03 am 22 Mar 10

I think Dominos/Pizza Hut/whatever are all absolutely crap. In fact I am constantly amazed that these hideous slushy things are allowed to be called “pizzas”.

Having said that, once or twice a year I run out of ideas and buy a couple of Dominos pizzas. Last Sunday night was just one such night. Two pizzas arrived promptly and they hit the spot without making anybody ill.

dvaey dvaey 12:56 am 22 Mar 10

How did I miss a pizza thread, in my own neighbourhood.. Ive worked in several of the stores mentioned above, and sadly most of it is true. As for the delivery driver needing to check your card, well theyve got your address. Having said that, Ive worked for non-chain pizza shops where we’re required to ask for the card and a second form of photo ID.

JD114 said :

My mate told me this story the other day over lunch…

Seems he saw the ad for their Tony Pepperoni and since he likes a lot of pepperoni he ordered one and went in to pick it up. Got home, opened the box and thought he had the wrong order. Insted of the masses of pepperoni in the Dominos adverising, there was a single titchy slice of pepperoni for each pizza slice.

Long story short, but thats pretty much how it works these days. It depends who makes your pizza, and whether theyre involved in the cost-cutting and rule-following, or if theyre just making what you ask for. I was often told to under-top pizzas, for example using half cups of toppings instead of a full cup. One recent trick, is to only put 6 or 12 slices of pepperoni on a pizza instead of the previous 8 or 16. When considering most pizzas have pepperoni, this can be a saving of 25% on one topping (even though it costs about $2/kg when purchased in bulk.)

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 10:00 pm 21 Mar 10

A Dominos pizza tasted like crap. Who knew?

SolarPowered SolarPowered 9:34 pm 21 Mar 10

Thyroid glands? I think you may mean lymph?

Domino’s is strictly for the under 20 crowd whose constitution is made of much sterner stuff than the average adult.

We always have Lebanese bread in the freezer, Paul Newman’s pasta sauce in the pantry and pepperoni and cheese in the fridge. Assemble. Cook. In under 30 minutes you get Best Pepperoni Pizza Ever. But then we are old and boring.

Livo101 Livo101 6:04 pm 21 Mar 10

Eagle Boys in Gungahlin is a safe bet really good service and staff and the pizzas taste as they say REAL

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 6:03 am 14 Jun 09

As in “you call this an F-ing pizza? This wouldn’t pass for new F-ing soles for my F-ing shoes. It’s complete F-ing crap – not F-ing pizza!” ??

bobski bobski 2:15 am 14 Jun 09

when i went into my local store the other day the manager is swearing at the staff using the F word.

Joebot Joebot 9:35 am 10 Feb 09

jakez said :

Joebot said :

I stopped going to the Mawson Dominos after I was advised my plain cheese pizza had somehow msteriously been “made as a meatlovers, is that OK?”

Being a vegetarian, no, it wasn’t. Weston Creek Dominos – too many attrocities to list.

Jonno’s or Plaka’s are infinitely superior choices for a Mawson pizza.

So you stopped going because they asked if that was okay? They didn’t insist? They asked if you cared?

They simply asked, and because you were a vegetarian you got highly offended and never went again? Because they dared to ask if you minded before they made a new pizza?

Have I understood this correctly?

Yeah, that’s kinda the gist of it. They had completely stuffed up an order. I have no idea how a cheese pizza can “accidently” be made as the meatiest thing on the menu.

It’s the equivalent of going to a bar, asking for a beer and the bartender coming back with a weak, soy, decaf latte and saying “sorry, I accidently made you the wrong drink, would you like it anyway?”. I’m not offended that they asked, I’m offended that they managed to stuff it up so bad then offer such a pathetic excuse.

It wasn’t just that the pizza was wrong, it had also taken them about 5 minutes of scratching their heads trying to work out the mistake while they left my partner’s pizza on the bench (not the heated shelves) and was subsequently cold by the time we got it home.

They didn’t offer to make another pizza btw, just offered me the meatlovers.

Gumby Gumby 9:16 am 10 Feb 09

Have to say that on the northside at Dominos Florey the pizza has been in a steady decline for some time (like since they moved there from Page). I remember the good old days when it was Jacko’s and Silvio’s. The toppings have become less and less and the general quality of the pizza has gone to crap. I enjoy the gourmet pizza from Charcoal Chicken at Charnwood or making my own. Nothing worse than getting a crap pizza when you are hungry and then having to take it back. I’m sure there are plenty of people who just eat it and vow to never go back there again……….until they next feel like pizza and they do go back…lolz. It’s always price versus quality. The pizza chains are cheap and the quality is crap, take-away gourmet pizza is a bit pricier but better quality.

jakez jakez 9:12 am 10 Feb 09

Joebot said :

I stopped going to the Mawson Dominos after I was advised my plain cheese pizza had somehow msteriously been “made as a meatlovers, is that OK?”

Being a vegetarian, no, it wasn’t. Weston Creek Dominos – too many attrocities to list.

Jonno’s or Plaka’s are infinitely superior choices for a Mawson pizza.

So you stopped going because they asked if that was okay? They didn’t insist? They asked if you cared?

They simply asked, and because you were a vegetarian you got highly offended and never went again? Because they dared to ask if you minded before they made a new pizza?

Have I understood this correctly?

p1 p1 9:07 am 10 Feb 09

Dude, you ordered an 8 meat pizza. What do you expect?

I think he expected 8 meats….

Although, when you consider the camel anus, lama lips, and road kill ‘roo in the salami, it must be pretty close to eight!

Joebot Joebot 9:05 am 10 Feb 09

I stopped going to the Mawson Dominos after I was advised my plain cheese pizza had somehow msteriously been “made as a meatlovers, is that OK?”

Being a vegetarian, no, it wasn’t. Weston Creek Dominos – too many attrocities to list.

Jonno’s or Plaka’s are infinitely superior choices for a Mawson pizza.

Starscream Starscream 6:57 am 10 Feb 09

folkie said :

If your after good pizza, try APK either in the city or in Woden. They do amazing woodfired pizzas, and the service is generally pretty good. Only problem: they don’t deliver.

lol. the seervice at apk woden is terrible. The place at curtin makes pretty good and decently priced pizzas. Dellissio i think its called.
Best pizzas i have ever had was from the old video arcade and anime movie rental place that used to be near revolution in civic. um, kc’s i think. i wish that place never closed down.

damnintellectuals damnintellectuals 4:42 am 10 Feb 09

Dude, you ordered an 8 meat pizza. What do you expect?

2604 2604 10:46 pm 09 Feb 09

Home-made is best.

For about seven bucks you can make two of these, which are about the best-tasting pizza there is: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Flammekueche

bd84 bd84 8:41 pm 09 Feb 09

Can’t say i’ve had massive problems with pizzas from dominos/pizza hut. The dominos ones are smaller and less toppings than pizza hut, though can vary depending on which 15 year old made them. I always check the orders though, they mixed my order up once.. was easily solved when insisting they make the right orders from scratch.

p1 p1 5:21 pm 09 Feb 09

If you make them in your backyard wood-fired pizza oven….

Very high on my list of things to build when I buy a house (hopefully soon)…

Instant Mash Instant Mash 5:01 pm 09 Feb 09

tastyjam said :

touche, InstantMash.

i can’t believe no-one complimented by heading… i thought it was genius…

That’s actually how I knew this was your thread. It was too good not to be. (No offence, fellow rioters…)

Kudos to you, tastyjam.

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