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Made Fresh: Arrives Fresh

(from the side of a Domino's Pizza box)

Is a Domino's Pizza ever really fresh?
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 17th, 2005
Is it ever really pizza?

I'm not a big Dominoes fan.
Permalink Steve Barbour 
March 17th, 2005
The pizza itself is fresh -- they only recently put the sauce, cheese, etc., on the dough and baked it. The ingredients, however, are unlikely to qualify for the freshness monicker.

Basically they're playing a semantics game -- it's not strictly speaking _untrue_ (and therefore can be legally claimed), but it's certainly misleading.
Permalink Mat Hall 
March 17th, 2005
They use the word "fresh" in the sense of "fresh paint." It is clever how they can slip in a word with multiple meanings. You read it, don't really think about it, and think about how the pizza is fresh.
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 17th, 2005
And by "paint" I mean "a collection of chemicals that looks like whatever it's supposed to represent."
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 17th, 2005
You ought to see how much oil goes into a deep-dish pizza. No wonder it just sliiiides it's way through the GI tract.
Permalink example 
March 17th, 2005
Just think how greasy a pizza made by White Castle would be? ooooh, my arteries clog up just thinking about it. I miss the sliders, hot off the grill, buy em by the dozen. Can't get them outside of new england, except frozen ones.
Permalink Peter 
March 17th, 2005
"Fresh" as in assembled/made-to-order and then immediately baked afterwards. The dough arrives on racks at their store premade, like the sauce and cut to individual pie portions. Likewise the veggies and other toppings come prepackaged and cut. Just dump 'em in the stainless steel bin an they're ready to go. At least that was the case at a couple of D franchises I worked at ~18 years ago.
Permalink NYCCoder 
March 17th, 2005
MarkTAW, I certainly hope that as someone lucky enough to live in the center of the pizza universe that you just happened to see that message on the side of a Domino's box that was being delivered to some hapless idiot tourists at a hotel...
Permalink bionicroach 
March 17th, 2005
Sorry. Domino's accepts credit cards over the phone, which most local pizzeria's don't. And every once in a while you want Buffalo Kickers. It's a once every 6 month thing for me.
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 17th, 2005
Fair enough, as long as you feel kind of guilty about it. ;)

I admit that I actually ate at McDonald's a couple of weeks ago because I was pressed for time and had to do on-site support at one of our new locations. Considering that I work in the natural foods industry, I guess that's a similar caliber of sin to eating chain pizza in NYC.
Permalink bionicroach 
March 17th, 2005
Actually, I make a pretty good pizza, and always use fresh tomatoes and fresh mozarella, sometimes I just slice them and put them on top, which I find preferrable to sauce.
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 17th, 2005

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