Almost a year ago, our survey-loving siblings at Consumer Reports asked several thousand readers to rate burgers from 18 burger chains and to no one’s surprise, McDonald’s came in dead last. Not satisfied with merely finding the best and worst beef-on-a-bun, CR decided to go for the super-sized option, rating 53 restaurants in five categories to find which ones provide the best food, service and value to customers.
The police in Ojai, CA, didn’t need David Caruso’s CSI skills, sunglasses, or witticisms to find the man who broke into the local Domino’s Pizza.
Domino’s Pizza recently sent out some information regarding changes to its chicken wing offerings. And while the document has predictable information like the fact the average wing size is “slightly reduced to industry standard,” we were more fascinated by this chart that breaks down some demographic information on Domino’s various dipping and wing sauces.
A couple weeks back we wrote about a New York Times article that claimed our tax dollars were being spent by the USDA to find more ways to add cheese to things like Domino’s Pizzas and Taco Bell products. But a new report in the Atlantic now says the Times misled readers — perhaps unintentionally — into thinking this was the case.
Fresh off revamping its image with deep discounts and an “okay, we kinda sucked there for a while” ad campaign, Domino’s Pizza has gotten back into the gimmick pizza biz with the announcement of its new Wisconsin 6 Cheese pie.
A disgruntled ex-Domino’s Pizza employee was arrested after starting fires inside two of the chain’s stores. The blazes began when he came to the places after hours and lit piles of pizza boxes on fire.
You might not think that when you call up your local Domino’s to order a pizza with your credit/debit card, that the employee you just gave your sensitive information to is going to brazenly turn around and rack up $296 in phone sex charges only minutes later. Or that they’d be so stupid to use the restaurant’s phone to make the call. Alas, that’s exactly what a woman in Kentucky claims happened to her.
From unveiling a new recipe to promising more honest ads, Domino’s has done a great deal to restructure its image in recent months. And then some jackass delivery guy in North Carolina has to go and ruin the fun for everyone by dropping the “N word” on a customer’s receipt.
Looks like Domino’s isn’t the only chain that employs morons who make a public record of their jackassery in the kitchen. Two employees at a Pizza Hut in Pflugerville, TX, find themselves out of work because they not only took lewd photos of themselves messing around at work, but also posted them on MySpace.
On Sunday, people in sections of Charleston, SC, were up to their knees in flood water. But that didn’t deter this driver for Domino’s Pizza from making his deliveries.
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”?
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.
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.
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.
In recent months, consumers have seen two very different advertising campaigns built on an attitude of “Ooops. Please forgive us.”
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.
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.