Thank Goodness Someone Is Finally Working On An Emergency Pizza Button

Thank Goodness Someone Is Finally Working On An Emergency Pizza Button

We’ve heard of magical pizza buttons in far away lands before, but now there’s something in the works right here at home. It’s not going to be on the market anytime but still. A button just for pizza, when you need it most. That’s a world I want to live in. [More]

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Domino’s Not Clear About How Daylight Saving Time Works

Donna decided to be all efficient and stuff. She knew that she needed some pizzas for a high school team event on Monday, November 4th, so she placed the online order the previous Friday. Seven pizzas at 2:30 on Monday afternoon. The pizzas weren’t ready, though. Why? The system had corrected her order for Daylight Saving Time, and it wouldn’t be ready until 2:30. [More]

Create Your Own Hideous Jack O’Lantern Pizza Abominations At Home Thanks To Papa Murphy’s

Create Your Own Hideous Jack O’Lantern Pizza Abominations At Home Thanks To Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s is a chain where you pick up your pizza, then take it home and bake it yourself. If this seems like it is beside the point of getting takeout pizza, well, maybe it is. In the case of their jack o’lantern pizza, though, it might be secretly brilliant, since it puts responsibility for screwing up the pepperoni happy face squarely on the pizza-baking consumer. [More]

A Simple Tip That All Pizza Delivery Drivers Should Heed To Avoid Messes Like This

A Simple Tip That All Pizza Delivery Drivers Should Heed To Avoid Messes Like This

Have you ever had a pizza delivered that looked like the box had been tilted at a 45-degree angle the entire ride, causing the cheese and all the toppings to slide off to one side? It’s probably due to the pizza being piping hot and the angle of the driver’s car seat. But there are some simple ways for a delivery driver to level out his or her pizza parcels. [More]

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Hospital On Flood Of Deliveries For Little Girl: Yes, There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Pizza

While I can think of nothing more delightful or delicious than a flood of pizzas, a show of support from well-wishers for a cancer-stricken 2-year-old who wanted a pizza finally had to be stopped by the hospital where she’s receiving treatment. Her mother taped a message to the hospital room window on Sunday simply reading, “Send Pizza” with her room number. And boy, did the Internet send pizza. [More]

(CarbonNYC)

Embezzling $500K From New Job To Pay For Embezzling From Another Won’t End Well

What’s an employee to do after being sued by a former employer for embezzlement? Apparently the answer for one California woman was to simply get another job, this time at a pizza chain, and steal $545,000 from that employer to pay off what she owed. It’s a vicious cycle, people. [More]

(brandylee)

Please, Domino’s, We Need To Know: What Constitutes “Misuse Of The Pizza”?

One of the main reasons we here at Consumerist HQ love our readers so much? You’re all very good at reading the fine print. And sometimes, as a result, we get to consider what’s going on in the brains of companies’ legal departments. For example, the terms of Domino’s pizza giveaway going on right now includes a clause regarding “misuse of the pizza.” Oh, please, Domino’s, do tell.  [More]

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Today’s Amazing And Revolting Foods: Ravioli Pizza And Deep Fried Doritos Locos Taco

One thing that we love here at Consumerist is bringing you the latest in disgusting/amazing food news, and we include fast food in that statement. Two new and exciting food products caught our attention today, one served in a restaurant and the other is a do-it-yourself project from an adventurous blogger. Both will make your arteries clench when you read about them, so that’s good. These items are the ravioli-topped pizza and the deep-fried beer-and-bacon-battered Doritos Loco Taco. [More]

Domino’s Has A Very Limited Notion Of What “All Your Favorite Toppings” Means

Domino’s Has A Very Limited Notion Of What “All Your Favorite Toppings” Means

Given that Domino’s has around two dozen toppings to choose from, and that some folks love to layer their pizza with multiple toppings, a franchisee could lose big by offering a pizza with “all your favorite toppings” for as little as $9. That is, until you see that Domino’s thinks you wouldn’t possibly want more than three toppings. [More]

Papa John’s CEO Apologizes For Driver’s Impromptu Racist Opera Singing

Papa John’s CEO Apologizes For Driver’s Impromptu Racist Opera Singing

Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter has had to step up and publicly apologize after a delivery driver in Florida was caught dropping the N-word numerous times on a customer’s voicemail, even going so far as to work the slur into some opera singing. [More]

Don't mind if I do.

Delivery Guy Caught Treating Customer’s Pizza As His Personal Snack Bar

The next time your pizza seems a bit skimpy on the toppings, you might want to consider asking your delivery guy if he was feeling particularly hungry. A pizzeria employee  in St. Petersburg, Russia responsible for ferrying a customer’s pie on its journey to consumption couldn’t resist the urge to snack before the pizza reached its final destination. Unfortunately for him, there just so happened to be a security camera in the elevator. [More]

Oh, the cruelty.

We’ll Remain Unimpressed With Domino’s DVDs That Smell Like Pizza Until We Can Eat Them

What’s the point of a DVD that smells and looks kind of like pizza once it’s “heated up” in a player? If it’s just to get us hungry and thinking about pizza, that is a cruel, cruel marketing trick. Take a note, Domino’s Brazil — don’t bring your pizza invention around these parts until you’ve created a DVD we can watch and then consume with our mouths. [More]

(Morton Fox)

Dear Domino’s: Maybe Cut The Marketing Budget, Boost Employee Training

Misti has some advice for Domino’s that perhaps would be wise for other businesses to follow: spending money on marketing is all very well and good, but ultimately pointless if you don’t train franchisees and staff on how to not treat customers like crap. [More]

(Jared)

Pizza Hut Tapes Note To Box Begging For Perfect Survey Scores

Filling out customer service surveys is scary. If some managers are to be believed, giving any score but an 11 out of 10 is effectively stealing food out of the mouths of employees’ families. Getting impossibly perfect stores is so important for some stores that they’ve resorted to bribing customers with coupons or freebies. That’s the case with Jared’s local Pizza Hut, which taped a note begging for perfect scores to his pizza box. [More]

Mystery Solved: Why Walmart Thinks A Bottle Of Sprite Is A ‘Meal’

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On Monday, we shared a reader-submitted photo of a shelf of two-liter soda bottles with some baffling signs. Coke, Sprite, and their diet varieties were declared “Wholesome, Healthy, and Delicious” and “Easy convenient meals.” Delicious and convenient, maybe, but they certainly aren’t wholesome, healthy, or meals. But reader Mindy snapped this picture at Walmart yesterday that might explain where the “meals” shelf tag came from. [More]

Customer Orders 85 Pizzas, Pays .68% Tip

The Internet will not rest until this "phone" person is identified.

We can understand why one might be reluctant to fork over a full 15-18% tip on a restaurant bill of $1453, but even a 1% tip would be better than this. [More]

Domino’s Online Pizza Ordering Now Featuring Pick Your Own Price Option

But WHICH should he choose?

We write a lot about fuzzy math here at Consumerist, mostly because if you’re observant, you can often get what you want for a lower price than perhaps the retailer intended to sell it for. Case in point: Consumerist reader Tyler was gearing up to order pizza online from Domino’s the other night, and noticed some bizarro pricing. [More]

(Morton Fox)

Police Say Man Made Up Family Sob Story In Thwarted Papa John’s Robbery

Our hearts were warmed to a toasty temperature recently after hearing about a Montana man who cops said was intent on robbing a Papa John’s pizza joint, but left with a free meal after he broke down and tearfully admitted he needed cash to support his family. The compassionate clerk instead convinced him to leave with just a pizza and some chicken wings. Now cops say that whole sob story was all a lie. [More]