January 29, 2010

Domino’s Pizza (New and Improved)

dominospizza.jpgDomino’s Pizza recently made some changes to their pizza in an effort to improve it. They call it a “pizza turnaround,” pretty much admitting that their pizza wasn’t any good before. Although they have been the butt of pizza jokes for many years, I’ve never had a problem with Domino’s Pizza. No, it wasn’t the best pizza out there, but it tasted okay and was inexpensive. To find out how their new pizza tasted, I placed an order through their web site (I absolutely love ordering pizza online!) and got a large Hand Tossed pepperoni pizza for only $5.99 carryout. I could definitely taste the difference between it and their old pizza, but I’m not ready to say that Domino’s now makes a great pizza. The biggest improvement that I tasted was in the new garlic-seasoned crust. It has a lot of flavor, but was a bit too salty. And the texture of the crust, while perhaps better than the old version, still is not that of a high-quality pizza. There was hardly any sauce on my pizza, so it was difficult to tell if it had “a melody of herbs and a red pepper kick” as claimed. The cheese tasted good, but the pepperoni slices were paper thin, making them almost flavorless. With pizza, like many other things, you get what you pay for. With few exceptions, an inexpensive pizza just isn’t going to taste as good as a more expensive one. Domino’s doesn’t make the best pizza out there, but I would buy one again because it’s an okay pizza for the money.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jim on January 29, 2010

First of let me say I love your blog! Second there are a few exceptions to that you pay what you get for statement I am from a little town outside of Pittsburgh Pa and there is an amazing pizza place called J & S. Best pizza I have ever had. It is a HUGE NY style pizza for only 10 dollars big enough to feed 8 or more. Also I have to agree with you on domino's it didn't taste much better to me either.

Posted by: Kaye at January 29, 2010 5:41 PM

I like the old Dominos better :(

Posted by: Meno at February 2, 2010 3:19 PM

I just ordered one and while the sauce flavor and dough texture were better, the crust was way too salty. I had 4 friends over - one added more salt to the pizza (go figure) while the other 3 said it was just too salty. I liked Domino's okay before in a pinch (though not my first choice) but I doubt I'll order from them again until they tone down the salt. I'm staring at two half-eaten larges and wondering what to do with them.

Posted by: Jess at February 7, 2010 6:45 PM

I've been ordering pizza from Domino's forever. Just had a pepperoni pizza. I couldn't believe how salty it was - so I decided to do an internet search to see if it was just my thinking. Apparently not! I'll be hard-pressed to order Domino's in the future - had to throw out all but one piece of pizza. After paying $12 for a medium pepperoni pizza and not being able to eat most of it, I'm no longer a fan.

Posted by: Bob at February 16, 2010 12:41 PM

I think the new pizza is great. The prices are low too, $5.99 for a large.

Posted by: Yebra21 at April 20, 2010 2:56 PM

I love the "new" Domino's pizza. My co-workers and I put the new pizza to a challenge. We ordered various combinations including a simple pepperoni and ALL agreed it was delicious and a great value. It is not close to a "premium" pizza in taste or quality but it is now the best in the "budget" pizza category.

Posted by: dac510 at May 17, 2010 2:10 PM

I ordered my first Dominos pizza today for a long time. It was so salty. Terrible. I could only eat a third of it (medium sausage) and don't know what I'll do with the rest. Never again.

Posted by: Jeff at January 19, 2011 12:09 AM
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