Sunday, 14 September 2014

Pizza Wars


It has become common knowledge fairly quickly that Domino's opened their new pizza delivery store in Central Road (where Debra used to be) on Friday. Especially since they have been leafleting the area (as you would expect) with menus and special offers.

George, the new franchise owner told the blog on Friday morning, a couple of hours before he opened his doors for the first time that he really didn't know what to expect. He said he couldn't start leafleting until he had actually opened but was hopeful it would go well. He did mention his deliverers would be parking behind the store rather than in front so they would not be taking more Central Road parking spaces. However this means pedestrians and others will need to keep a watch out for their bikes and car driving through Stone Place.

The good news for George is that business has started very well. They were quite busy this evening when I popped in again. George said he has hit his expectations and was very pleased with the start.

A little further up the Road their main competition was unusually quiet. Raj the owner of the Papa John's franchise told the blog that his business has dipped markedly this weekend. He hoped this was simply due to people wanting to try something new and the opening specials on offer from the new Domino's. He said he had lost a couple of staff to Domino's as well. He hoped customers would come back to Papa John's for the pizzas.

George at Domino's said he couldn't know how his business would affect that of Papa John's. He hoped they would both be able to do well in the area.

Meanwhile the Pizza Express manager,  Eddie said that business there had not been affected. This was probably not unexpected as the restaurant and delivery markets are very different.

Have you had a pizza delivered recently? Have you tried the new Domino's? Do you usually order from Papa John's? What is your experience and will this change your pizza eating habits? Do tell...


22 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

jay said...

Papa Johns pizza is horrid, more tomato than base, while the customer service in pizza express is a joke, the guy waiting on our table took a break after we asked for the bill before giving it to us. This is fantastic that dominos has opened, as the closest one was Morden, thus meaning cold pizzas everytime.

Jon said...

Best pizza for takeaway is mama's in north cheam, always fresh

Gino said...

Oh no, not another one !

Windsor Rd AKA Central Rd 2 said...

And now out-of-hours small vehicle noise added to Windsor Road...LBS planning obviously considers sleep to be a luxury for residents.

Gino said...

I think the idea is that you eat (takeaway )and then ,without the detail ,your (kept awake anyway).
Try ordering a dozen cash on delivery to lands end.

Pizza Snob said...

The best American-style pizzas in Worcester Park are from Chubbies. The dough is fluffy and tastes really fresh; the cheese is always plentiful, hot and molten; the toppings are really generous; and their pizzas are far cheaper than the big chains. Plus their garlic pizza bread is the best.

Gino said...

www.bhf.org.uk/heart
I was told a drop of ink can help millions think ,well that was pre blogg .

jay said...

I do create my own, but the point of getting take out is when you can't bebothered to cook, i.e got home late; so jog on with the judging yeah.

Gino said...

That's usually some of the excuses ,it is all about time management and preperation.
I am in favour of you exercising your freedom of choice and therefore it is only for you to judge .
Jogging is good.

The Dutchman said...

Typical Gino - in favour of democracy (as long as you vote for him) and in favour of individual choice (as long as it's what he wants).


Have you considered starting the Gino Party at all Gino? Probably the only political body that would truly represent how to make this country great?

Gino said...

Please refer to the reply that I gave to Jay for the first part of your comment. The last part? You could be onto something ,some people that know me may well agree with you.
British Heart Foundation have brilliant recipe sudgestions on their web site . Your freedom of choice.

Guest D said...

Gino, Pizza is hardly fast food, unless you use pizza bases or have the dough ready proved, its hours of work. I like you, prefer to make my own, but if I want one in half an hour, I would use take away.

Gino said...

I'm sorry to hear it ,however that's your problem I'm not a Doctor .
Most things in life involve work ,prepare in advance if your prone to Pizza addiction ?

Guest D said...

Or maybe I just need Gino super fast wonder yeast?

Gino said...

Add that to the excuse basket and then obtain British Heart Foundation recipe ,from their web site.

Nix said...

Odd they don't have their telephone number on the signage though.....

WomberlingFree said...

I prefer papa johns from experience. Really tasty pizzas, good offers. Dominos is far too expensive & pizzas are so greasy.

John mama said...

Papa john is okay, chubbys pizza is disgusting. Mama pizza is the best.

Pizzad Off said...

For those who are intently focused on evaluating the difference and pecking order between Chubbies, Pizza Express, Domino's, Papa Johns or Mama this-that-and-the-other, I suspect you have totally missed the point!
We now have one more business in the high street, one less empty trading unit, one more pizza option and for a few at least, one more employment option. it's good news all round, so can't it just be left at that?

Dave said...

... and one more opportunity to consume lovely, healthy convenience food :-)

Gino said...

And the other neglected empty shop?
WP is in danger of becoming another takeaway town.
To show our appreciation and be thankful as you sudgest , perhaps we should form a band and give a fanfare at future openings ,follow the GASTRIC band.

guest said...

well said, sir.

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