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Get the Door, It’s Domino’s

  • Feb 26, 2002
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Rating:
+5
Pros: fast delivery service

Cons: saucy

The Bottom Line: Within thirty minutes of ordering you will receive your order

While there may seem to be many choices in the pizza delivery services, I have always chosen Domino’s Pizza as my preference. There is no shortage of flyers being dropped off in mailboxes or hanging on gates advertising some fly by night pizza operation with cheap prices.

I also happen to live in a Hispanic neighborhood in Los Angeles where every few weeks these guys roam the streets with their red bags containing pizza and going door to door selling them for five dollars. I admit that once during the summer I impulsively dropped five bucks on one of these imitation pizzas. I have learned my lesson and always look to Domino’s Pizza whenever the craving for sausage and onions hits me.

I usually luck out and find a special on two mediums with two toppings for $14.99. A few years ago the delivery person brought me a refrigerator magnet with the address and online website for quick access. I like the fact that I can pick up the phone and dial my local Domino’s Pizza and they have on file my name, address and order history. Well that would be easy since each time I order it is the same medium with sausage and onion!

Recently the system changed and now I must wait for a human being on the phone and listen to the messages before I get an option to press a button. Today I decided to try the website for the first time and would give it five stars for smooth sailing on my part. I first had to sign up and learned that my name had been taken so altered the spelling a bit and that worked. The sign up included creating a password and entering my address, phone number and email address. I was impressed that I did not have to wait for an email to confirm any of this and could proceed ahead.

A small map was on the screen with the address of the closest Domino’s Pizza, which was correctly displayed. Since I wanted to order right away I continued through the process. The options are all in drop down boxes with the first being the size of the pie. I quickly changed it to my medium choice and then the options for toppings were preset to None. I changed the sausage and onion ones to reflect the whole pizza option. The other choices are for the topping on side one, side two or double whole. This section is called the locations and toppings in two columns.

Some of the offerings are:

Extra cheese
Pepperoni
Sausage
Onion
Canadian bacon
Ham
Pineapple
Extra Dough
Green peppers
Jalapenos
Mushrooms
Black Olive
Anchovies
Tomatoes
Beef
Garlic



There is also a link for specials, which I bypassed. The next section to the right are the side dishes, such as:

Buffalo Wings – plain, hot or BBQ, sizes (15, 20, 30)
Salad
Cheesy Bread
Twisty Bread
Side of – Pineapple, Anchovies, etc
Peppercorn
2 liter Coke
Sprite
Diet Coke

A few times my ex husband has been over and wanted a Domino’s Pizza and without fail he will want Canadian Bacon, Pepperoni and Pineapple and this does get expensive with me wanting my half with the usual sausage and onions, but a large sized pie. I live within five minutes of my local Domino’s Pizza and it always comes before the estimated arrival delivery time.

The Domino’s Pizza is located in a mini-mall structure with the doors locked all the time. There is a small window where customers can place their orders and then they slide the contents of the order through the open section. They always have banners seeking drivers to work there. Some of the drivers will have a sign on the top of the vehicle but usually I notice the red shirt the driver is wearing and greet them at the gate.

At the gate the delivery person, which has always been male, will look at the slip taped to the “heat wave™” red insulated pizza bag, and repeat what the order is. He will hand me the pizza and give me change. The drivers are always able to make change and I give a tip each time of a dollar and the change. Last month the ex husband wanted some soda so we got a six-pack with that order.

This past summer I had mentioned to Lee that I wanted a pizza from Domino’s Pizza and he tried calling my local franchise to see if he could order and pay via phone and have it delivered to me. They said that was not an option but he could do that in person. He ended up taking a motorcycle ride that afternoon and paid in advance for Domino’s Pizza to be delivered at a set time to my address.

The website has an option of setting the time you would like to pick up or have your order delivered. I placed my order at 5:30 pm and input the delivery time as 6:05. The separate window opened up and transmitted my order in two minutes. I was informed that first time orders via online will receive a confirmation phone call so if on a dial up connection once you receive the email to disconnect and wait for the call. The email arrived in another minute confirming address and order. I disconnected and at 5:37 the call came through and at 5:52 the Domino’s Pizza was at my gate.

This medium sized sausage and onion was just perfect, as all my past orders have been. I hardly need to add salt to my slices either. There are eight slices to the medium pie with three on the large size and the rest about the same size. Each slice had about ten pieces of round sausage that were bite-sized. The onions were various sizes, crunchy and tasty. The sauce on this Domino’s Pizza was okay, although sometimes it tends to run a bit.

I always have three slices and my almost seven year-old had two. He liked the sausage too, loves the crust and prefers to eat the crust first. My son has been on a rugrats macaroni and cheese kick lately and I did not think he would want to eat anything but the sausage. It turns out my son ate every single morsel on both slices, and loved the cheese. Two glasses of milk and a half-hour later he was done with his slices.

The Domino’s Pizza slices fit easily into the ziploc containers. I can fit two of them sideways without squishing the sausage when I place the lid on. Within a minute in the microwave a left over slice is done. I have even placed a slice on the lid of the ziploc and it worked well. The cheese gets bubbly and it is nice and hot when done in the microwave. There is no price difference between delivery and pick-up. There are currently specials for Hotter is better, party pack and double deals. When using a coupon it is always advised to inform them when placing the order over the phone. There is also the sales tax to be added to your total. My coupons usually are in Spanish and hard to decipher. Here is a sample coupon offer:

“ Dos pizzas grandes con dos ingredientes, un dos litros de soda y su selecion de pan regular o con canela” or

“ Un pizza mediana con dos ingredientes y su selecion de pan”

I think these have something to do with cinnastix® and breadsticks.

Most of the specials are from $9.99 – 22.99

This is still the easiest way for me to get my sausage and onion in less than thirty minutes. The price is reasonable and the taste is worth calling Domino’s Pizza The box also states “ Made Fresh Arrives Fresh™ Guarantee”. If your pizza doesn’t arrive fresh and hot to your door, or you’re dissatisfied with Domino’s products or services, we’ll make it right or refund your money. Guaranteed.”

The box is cardboard and has a fold down tab that keeps the Domino’s Pizza hot while you are enjoying your slice. I always keep mine on top of the stove and when done toss the box in the recycling dumpster. Now if only they could deliver beer with that pizza!

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single parenting two teens on autism spectrum. Working out daily, Zumba & Bodybugg enthusiast.
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Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) is an international fast food pizza delivery corporation headquartered just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It was founded by Tom Monaghan. There are currently about 8,500 corporate and franchised stores in all 50 states and 55 countries. It was the second-largest pizza chain behind Pizza Hut in the United States when it went public in 2004 for just under $15 a share.
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