Monday, September 27, 2010

On The Road Again

Coach Knoll used to sing that Willie Nelson song to wake us up in the morning for Cross Country Camp.  Today it means I'm back delivering pizzas, after a 6 month absence that encompassed 2 seasons of coaching soccer, and a personal tragedy.

But anyways, I'm back.  Probably just one night a week, for now at least.

I was scheduled from 6 to 10, but got sent home at 8:45 after 5 deliveries:
  • First was a delivery to the Waterbury neighborhood.  Husband held the well-behaved bulldog they were "training", while the wife added a $3 tip to the credit card slip.
  • Second, had to navigate some road construction but earned a $3 tip on a $12 order.
  • Third, got stiffed just down the street from the new high school.  Credit card order, she didn't understand when I asked her to "write the total on that line", not just her signature.
  • Fourth, got a $4 tip on a $20 order near the police station.
  • Fifth and last, got $1.50 on a $23.50 order.  So many vines on the chain-link fence that I couldn't figure out where the gate was to get into the yard!
Totals 2.75 hours, 5 deliveries, $11.50 in tips, 23 miles.  Mileage reimbursement was $5.25 ($1.05 per run).

Shocking news of the night was that Mona retired!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coming Soon . . .

. . . me!  Delivering a pizza to your neighborhood!

After a long time off due to soccer season, a family tragedy, and another soccer season, I'm starting back to work next Monday!

I stopped by the shop and dropped off a copy of my drivers license and insurance so they can confirm that I'm legal to drive again.  I was off so long I guess I'm no longer even on the payroll!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Best 24-Hour Pizza Joint

According to this article, the best pizza place open 24 hours is right here in Ohio!  It's Hound Dog's 3 Degree Pizza in Columbus!

I used to like the Flying Tomato in Columbus, but next time I get a chance I will be checking out Hound Dog's!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Online Pizza Ordering Evaluation

STELLAService Awards Domino’s the Best Online Customer Experience of the Big Three Pizza Chains

STELLAService claims to have measured over 200 metrics of the online ordering process for Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, & Dominos.  Dominos Tracker seems to have been the feature that pushed Dominos to the top!

I'm curious what else they measured.

Readers, let me know if you agree.  Do you order online?  From where?