January 10, 2010

Dominos

I don't have a TV any more. It's been like two years since I got rid of my TV cable, and I did that because I never watched it.

So I only learned of this from various blogs: Domino's ran some TV ads admitting that their pizza didn't taste very good, and saying they've changed and improved it? Izzat so?

Has anyone tried it since the change? If so, what did they alter, and was it better? The last time I tried it here, the last two pieces went down the garbage disposal.

UPDATE: James has a response.

UPDATE: Another positive review.

UPDATE: Looks like Brickmuppet like it, too. I guess I'm going to have to give it a try.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 03:33 PM | Comments (12) | Add Comment
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1  I just ordered it the other night, and it wasn't bad.  I'd probably say still not as good as Pizza Hut or Papa Johns, but that might just be because it wasn't as familiar, and it was definitely edible (and they had a pretty good topping selection).

It's been so long since I had Domino's, though, that the memories of the old pizza have faded away to a vague recollection of not-goodness, so I can't specifically compare and contrast.

Posted by: Aaron Nowack at January 10, 2010 03:46 PM (TjY4W)

2 Ana brought one home yesterday, I didn't like the smell.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at January 10, 2010 04:25 PM (/ppBw)

3 Sorry, I can't tell you. The Dominos closest to me went out of business over 20 years ago, and I can't even tell you where the nearest one is now. (And I live in Michigan?)

Posted by: Kae Arby at January 10, 2010 04:28 PM (ITREA)

4

One thing I miss is Pizzeria Uno. They had them in Massachusetts, and there were a couple in San Diego, but there aren't any here. No one else makes a pizza like that, and I really like them. Enough so, in fact, plain cheese was my favorite kind.

It was especially nice that they kept a freezer out next to the cash register, so you could buy uncooked ones to take home. The one in San Diego wasn't very close, so I didn't go there often, but when I did I'd take two or three home with me.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 10, 2010 04:29 PM (+rSRq)

5 Kae, the Domino's website can tell you. And their online ordering system is really nifty.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 10, 2010 04:30 PM (+rSRq)

6 Uno in (Eastern) SF Bay Area collapsed completely about four years ago. I cannot fathom why. So the only one remaining, that I knew about, was in Antioch -- of all places! Even that one is a fusion location that also serves steaks and other grill fare.

Unfortunately, I cannot gorge myself on Uno anymore. I get sharp pains and weak stomache. Oh well.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at January 10, 2010 04:39 PM (/ppBw)

7

According to their web site there are only three in California: Antioch, Modesto, and the one in San Diego I used to go to. But they're all over the place in the Boston area, which is probably why I got used to thinking of it as a big chain.

Pete, there's one in New Mexico, just 200 miles from you!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 10, 2010 04:46 PM (+rSRq)

8 Whenever I order pizza, I order from Domino's. I'm a great fan of their "hot and spicy". Whenever you buy "italian" pizzas here, they put an enormous amount of oil on top, which I don't really like.

Still, nothing beats a REAL italian pizza...think they deliver overseas?

Posted by: Jordi Vermeulen at January 10, 2010 05:24 PM (5EMw1)

9 Thanks for the link to the website. Unfortunately, for me, the nearest Domino's is 16 miles away. LOL! Do they still deliver in 30 minutes or less?

Posted by: Kae Arby at January 10, 2010 06:08 PM (ITREA)

10 I saw a tweet about the change recently, and it went something like "Dominoes went to the trouble of changing the recipe for their entire line of pizzas, and they still suck."  The only time I really go for chain restaurant pizza is when I want a deep dish pizza, and Pizza Hut is fine for me.  Otherwise, local pizzerias have it all over the chains (but pizzerias are a dime a dozen around here - you can't throw a stone without hitting one).

Posted by: Mark at January 10, 2010 06:44 PM (1y5ce)

11 In 1985, it was possible to get a good pizza at Domino's, if the store belonged to a good franchisee, and you knew the people working the make line. IMHO, both the ingredients and the quality-control went downhill soon after that, and I lost interest. The few times I've tried them in recent years, they've been terrible, but the one we had at my brother's place last month wasn't bad.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at January 10, 2010 07:54 PM (2XtN5)

12 Hmm, Google says Uno is only 3 hours 33 minutes from me, which is about 20 minutes closer than Spencer Theater, so I might swing by at some point. Definitely so if I ever go to visit the spaceport.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at January 10, 2010 09:00 PM (/ppBw)

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