I think it’s safe to say that most people have a decent grasp on the distinction between advertising and reality. Most of us know that the cheese on our Whopper isn’t going to perfectly placed like the cheese on TV or that the bacon on our Baconator probably won’t be identical to the crispy, glistening bacon we see on the poster. But at what point does fast food cross the line between “acceptably different” from the picture and “completely unrecognizable”? [More]
Somewhere near Cookeville, TN, a very polite man has just saved his house from foreclosure. But what the bank doesn’t know is that he got at least some the money for the late mortgage payments from the cash register of a local Domino’s Pizza. [More]
When I was a young and hungry college student, my roommates and I had the three pizza places in town all on speed dial, and I know we weren’t the only ones. But now comes news that a school in the UK has thrown a wrench into its students in-room dining plans by issuing a ban on deliveries of Domino’s Pizza. [More]
While Domino’s has scrambled to re-imagine their pizza recipes and Pizza Hut continues to basically give away their pizzas for a pittance, it was Papa John’s who apparently made the best impression on eaters in the last year. The Kentucky-based chain has topped not only its pizzeria rivals, but all fast foods in an annual survey of customer satisfaction. [More]
In recent months, consumers have seen two very different advertising campaigns built on an attitude of “Ooops. Please forgive us.” [More]
Here’s a question for ya: If you were going to risk jail time by using stolen credit card information, what would you choose to spend the ill-gotten money on? According to police in Louisiana, the answer for two local men was to spend $10,000 dollars at Domino’s Pizza. [More]
McDonald’s: Taking his cue from both Cheeseburger Josh and that irritating “Gimme That Filet-o-Fish” ad, a dude in South Brunswick, NJ, got so impatient with the service at the drive-thru that he crawled through the window, slapped the employee and then escaped with his precious fish sandwich. [More]
When we posted a simple poll about tipping delivery drivers, we had no idea it would garner the kind of mammoth response it did, with folks on both sides of the tipping divide ardently defending their position. In an effort to clear up what he sees as common misconceptions about tipping, Consumerist reader and former delivery guy Justin wrote in to take a sledgehammer to a handful of “myths” about his past profession. [More]
Yet another Domino’s Pizza delivery dude has been attacked. This time, the unfortunate victim wasn’t robbed of his cash, but of the pizza and hot wings he was attempting to deliver. [More]
Last spring, two morons videotaped themselves doing unspeakable things to the food they were about to serve at an unidentified Domino’s restaurant. The video was posted to YouTube, and the situation didn’t end well for anyone.
Based on a few clues, Consumerist commenters tracked the specific location down. The employees behind the video lost their jobs, that location closed a few months later, and no one could eat products from Domino’s without imagining that parts of their meal had been crammed up someone’s nose. While camerawoman Kristy Hammonds is still waiting for her trial, star Michael Setzer has been sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation.
Last week, we wrote about the travails of a Domino’s delivery driver who was not only mugged on the job, but also told he had to repay the stolen cash to his boss. We’re happy to say that there’s an update to the story — and it’s good news. [More]
It wasn’t exactly the crime of the century, but several folks’ nights were ruined last week when a pair of armed robbers attacked a Domino’s delivery driver and made off with $36 worth of chicken wings. [More]
Not content with contaminating your mailbox or using your windshield wiper as coupon clip, Domino’s has found a new hi-tech method of distributing coupons using the concept of inertial mass combined with a transparent weatherproof barrier. Ok, it’s actually just a Ziploc filled with coupons and rocks. Reader Will arrived home to discover the baggies littering his driveway and those of his neighbors’. We assume that the rocks allow the lazy Domino’s employees to easily fling the bundles out of their car windows and help keep the baggie weighted down. Will’s letter, inside…
Reader Ron is annoyed that Domino’s Pizza will not stop calling his cellphone 1-3 times a week to let him know the specials. Yuck!