Monday, 26 May 2008

Papa Don't Teach

I ventured into Papa John's the other evening - not for a moment because I'd swallowed their advertising guff about better ingredients making better pizza, but because blogging duty dictates that I should try (almost) everything locally at least once.

Besides, Mrs WP was hungry and starting to whine and knaw at the furniture.

So off I went and browsed through the disappointing menu of just 12 varieties of pizza - opting for a medium pizza at at £13.99.

Only after I had coughed up (the cash, not the pizza) did I spy that under the Early Week Special 'any pizza, any size' should be £9.99. I politely asked if I could pay the £9.99 for an extra large, rather than the £13.99 they had charged me for a medium.

All hell broke loose and within moments virtually all of the 13 staff working there (that's one specialist in each variety of pizza plus one supervisor, I'm assuming) seemed to be in active discussion of my request. Clearly a request of this complexity had not been addressed at the Papa John's Training Academy.

A committee was convened, which after several minutes and much annoyance to the growing queue behind me had granted my request and I sat for ten minutes (under a sign telling me that CCTV is in operation in all areas of Choices Video) whilst my masterpiece was prepared.

Who says there's no entertainment in Worcester Park?

7 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Jennifer said...

Was the pizza nice?

Worcester Park said...

...no better nor worse than you expect from a bog standard pizza chain. Wouldn't hurry back there. I'll stick to the pizza from Ryan Gate.

Grant said...

I went there the week it opened and won't be going back. It was overpriced and the box would have tasted better than the pizza and the garlic bread

Anonymous said...

Papa John's is a million miles better than Domino's. Domino's pizza is foul, tasteless, overpriced and it is a fact that the cardboard does taste a lot better than the actual pizza. Give Papa John's a couple of months before going all out to criticise the pizza joint. Maybe it is a victim of being a very bad franchisee??

Andy said...

Ryan Gate does pizza?

Jennifer said...

Andy, I'm surprised you didn't know that having read WP's regular blogs about it lol (although not recently)... Its kinda a running joke I think...?

I must try it...

Andy said...

I don't recall it I must say. Don't they sell kebabs in there as well? I must actually try going in the place soon, God knows I've spent enough time just across the road recently....

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