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The cockroach pizza of Dominos Dickson

johnboy 12 October 2008 54

This pic sent in by a friend. The leggy beasty is right dab in the middle.

Dominos acted swiftly to provide a refund and remove all the pizzas in the order, they did however leave a bottle of Coke as a freebie.

The poor bloke who ate the adjacent slice to the cockroach is yet to regain the courage to eat pizza however. If only he’d eaten the cockroachy slice no-one would ever have known the difference.

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54 Responses to The cockroach pizza of Dominos Dickson
ant ant 8:54 pm 13 Oct 08

Might have to try this L’Unico place before it carks it. Annoying that a place that does good food might not survive, while Dominoes, who don’t even do food, good or otherwise, thrives and puts cockeroaches in teh, er, not-food.

GB GB 8:07 pm 13 Oct 08

Jonathon Reynolds said :

GB said :

You can get pizzas like that at L’Unico in Kingston.

Do they do a traditional pizza bianco?

Pizza bianca: choice of 6. Sadly they’ve changed their menu so it no longer says “we have no pineapple on the premises”…

If you order “garlic bread” its actually pizza base with just garlic, oil and salt. As it should be.

Food aside, though, be prepared for a surprising mix of good (and pricey) wine in cheap glasses, fancy decor undermined by dodgy ‘improvements’, nice chairs but no tablecloths, and enthusiastic but undertrained wait staff. Weird. I want it to survive because the food is great, but I’m not sure it’ll make it without a Ramsey incident.

Davo111 Davo111 6:42 pm 13 Oct 08

harvyk1 said :

Also I’ve found the monkeys behind the counters are some of the rudest little s**t’s I have ever met.

As for cockroaches, it doesn’t surprise me.

Agreed, replace the workers, and keep the cockroaches!!!

justbands justbands 3:32 pm 13 Oct 08

Robertos! Now that was real (dial a) pizza.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 3:30 pm 13 Oct 08

I think the overall quality and quantity of pizza chains went downhill with the demise of competition to Domino’s. When Eagle Boys and Pizza Haven were around – they kept some pretty healthy competition in the junk pizza game. Now it’s just Domin-cockroach’s.

harvyk1 harvyk1 2:59 pm 13 Oct 08

Sands said :

If the ovens were hot enough, it would kill all the bad stuff wouldn’t it? The worst bit would be if you saw it. Vom.

Yeah your not kidding there. The standard practice at our place when we get pizza from Domino’s is turn on our own oven and give the pizza a few extra minutes. I think when they started to bring out their fancy bases they forgot how to make an ordinary good pizza. That and they should fire all the monkeys they have working at their stores. There has been on more than one occasion I have received the wrong order (after repeating it to them 5 times and reconfirming the price as it seemed wrong), so I up and left (leaving the pizza behind and without paying) and went straight to their competitor down the road.

Also I’ve found the monkeys behind the counters are some of the rudest little s**t’s I have ever met.

As for cockroaches, it doesn’t surprise me. A few years ago I went to Domino’s at Fadden, you could not step anywhere in the store without crushing another insect of some description.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 12:00 pm 13 Oct 08

Swore off that should be 😐

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 11:39 am 13 Oct 08

Domino’s pizzas sucked before photos of a cooked Roach were released. There are also very clear reasons why these pizza’s are SO cheap, in every respect.

I swore of Domino’s long ago. As they say, you get what you pay for (petrol excluded LOL)

Sands Sands 11:23 am 13 Oct 08

If the ovens were hot enough, it would kill all the bad stuff wouldn’t it? The worst bit would be if you saw it. Vom.

PsydFX PsydFX 11:14 am 13 Oct 08

When I was in Thailand, I paid for the privilege of eating lightly seasoned cockroaches and crickets, if I knew I could get it here for free when I buy a pizza I could have saved myself the airfare.

jakez jakez 9:43 am 13 Oct 08

I ordered 10 hawaiian pizzas from Dominos Dickson yesterday. 7 are sitting in my fridge.


ARTistic-U ARTistic-U 8:52 am 13 Oct 08

thanks GB, will check it out. There’s something very appealing about the simple things in life, and a pizza without all the rubbish topping is one of them.

ant, please let us know when you eventually hunt down the perfect pizza on this side of the Mediterranean!

No word of a lie, this thread has single handedly turned me off bought pizzas.

Here’s my not-so-simple pizza recipe.

Lebanese bread as the base – that’s 6 small bases for about $3!
tomato paste
shaved ham
a good chili salami
red onion sliced as circles
red capsicum for a hit of sweetness and colour
mushrooms – no stork
marinated olives – any
grated cheese – anything that takes your fancy – I use tasty

Bake in oven till cheese melts.
Slice everything ultra thin – important.
Use each ingredient sparingly – important.
Experiment with your own ingredients.

Voila – pizza without the cockroach and pretty good idea what’s in it.

Davo111 Davo111 1:39 am 13 Oct 08

I’ll keep eating there. I’m a poor uni student, cockroach-pizza provides sustenance that college food cannot provide!

ant ant 1:24 am 13 Oct 08

Their sales ought to go down cos of their pizzas! I don’t understand why they don’t. Maybe teh cockeroach will do it.

DawnDrifter DawnDrifter 1:22 am 13 Oct 08

Found a 1.5cm long bull ant in a woolies salad once.. serves me right for tryin to eat healthy

that pic put me of pizza.. i can imagine the dominos sales go down cos of this thread lol

ant ant 12:49 am 13 Oct 08

ARTistic-U said :

In Italy they sell pizzas with the bare minimum (a base, tomato and cheese with perhaps some herbs). Niiiice. Could be a niche market there if anyone was interested; it’d sell for sure.

That is called a Margherita (after some queen or someone). It’s the ultimate test of a pizza: the dough must be the real deal, teh tomato sauce must be well-made, some use mozzarella and others cheat and use bocconcini, and then some ripped-up basil leaves.

I have had some decent pizzas in Canberra since embarking on my great pizza hunt, but am sad to say that none of the places I’ve been made a decent Margherita. (That includes the Fyshwick Markets deli, and Pizza Arte in Kingston).

Dominoes pizzas are quite vile. Bland, stodgey and fatty. And cockroachy.

Granny Granny 11:28 pm 12 Oct 08

I had pumpkin risotto at Gus’.

Mr Waffle Mr Waffle 11:06 pm 12 Oct 08

Glad I got Pizza Hut tonight instead…!

Overheard Overheard 11:02 pm 12 Oct 08

You will be once I write the damn thing! (Looks like an early morning start as right now I’m struggling to a.sdjb;akjgb gh;wqihg;qwihg hqroihghqorhgqorhgn giqeiog hq’iohirhqriohhqorihgqoihgqoieghqeo i’qirr

Damn; I hate falling asleep and the face plant into the keyboard.

Er, on topic, I just pinched some of a house-mate’s pizza, but forgot to check for cockroaches.

Granny Granny 10:35 pm 12 Oct 08

Overheard said :

shanston said :

Trivia you say…

I do. I did. I will. Had three Rioters there last week. I’m sure they would welcome some more if others turn up (and if they do!)

Overheard, how can you even question whether I would turn up? Besides, I’m in with a good chance on this week’s topic ….


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