A 1-In-100 Blogger: Domino's Pizza Tracker IS Amazing!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Domino's Pizza Tracker IS Amazing!

Have you ever ordered pizza online only to find yourself waiting, 45 minutes to an hour later, wondering whatever happened to your pizza? We've all been there. A countless number of times I've done it - called for an update on an order I made online - pleading for the status of my pizza delivery.

This of course also defeats the purpose for ordering online in the first place. It's not that people are rude on the phone or anything (in most cases). It's just that, well it's nice not dealing with the hassle and having to miss ten minutes of a football game because you're in another room waiting, on hold for god-knows how long just so you can get the status or your order. The answer is always the same too, they say, "It's already left our store for delivery. So it should be there at any moment." And then ten or fifteen minutes later it finally arrives, forever remaining a mystery what happened to your pizza from the time you placed the order to when it actually got to your place.

Oh the good ol' days of delayed delivery. But enough about the past. Have you checked out Domino's lately?

For starters, Domino's Lava Cakes are insanely delicious. And they come in two's, so you'll feel even more guilty if you happen to be ordering alone. Why? Because you'll eat both - guaranteed. Trust me. They're that good. There's lava inside! Chocolate lava! Ha--funny how I started by describing the dessert. Talk about a lasting impact. My favorite pizza is above all the Brooklyn style, with pepperoni and roasted garlic. Parmesan cheese is a must, too.

Just looking at it... I already had dinner about half an hour ago and yet, the thought of what it'd be like to have this pizza here right now, steaming hot and ready to eat... My stomach just growled. Is it suppose to do that even after you've eaten and are "full?" I just had a carbohydrate-free grilled chicken dinner, with broccoli. And a salad. I'm full, right? Hmm... maybe something is wrong with my stomach... OK, enough chatter. I've already written enough fragmented sentences for one blog entry, so I don't need any more. I'll get to the main point. The reason for publishing this blog tonight: Domino's Pizza Tracker.

This thing solves ALL of my delivery problems of the past! Thus far, every time I've ordered from dominos.com, my pizza arrived within 30 minutes - sometimes less, which is eerily fast for what I was used to. What seems like the most simple invention, it's actually an extraordinary milestone and great improvement in online delivery. I swear the pizza tracker is mesmerizing at times!

Not only do you get the name of the delivery person, but you know who's making your pizza as well. Accountability is ALWAYS a good thing when it comes to food. Because you also get to rate virtually every aspect of the pizza order and delivery process right on the same screen as the Pizza Tracker. If it takes 10 minutes to go from "order placed" to "pizza has left for delivery," but then takes 25 minutes for your pizza to arrive - you know exactly who's getting a complaint. And you know where in the process of making, baking, and delivery your food the bottleneck occurred. It's really an interesting, unique device that's been long overdue in the pizza delivery business. I love it!

Best of all? Which I might add, it's the upgrade I've been waiting for since first experiencing the Pizza Tracker. If you have an iPhone, there's an app for that. Domino's rocks!


Anonymous said...

And it would be even more amazing if it werent fake. It automatically updates based on a timer, not on what happens. I ordered--my pizza was "delivered" over 15 minutes before it got to me. And then I called the store--the Ernest, who "made" my pizza wasn't working that day. Its complete bull.

Anonymous said...

1) They change the names online to protect privacy
2) They do actually use buttons in the store, but they have no button for "delivered"--once the pizza leaves for delivery it is given 9 minutes then updated as delivered.

Anonymous said...

BS its BS
I sat in the parking lot of Dominoes last night for 30 minutes waiting on a pizza the tracker said was ready.
1 hour from the time I ordered the pizza, it was ready....