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2011/09/28 12:11:42 (permalink)

Domino's joins the burger business??

I was watching the national news last night,and they had about burger chains.
This was on the evening news with Diane Sawyer .Apparently, Chipolte wants to get into the burger biz,and they have opend one up.Also, Domino's Pizza  according to the CEO wants to also pedall burgers and even deliver them to you like they do the pizza.So what do you think about that?
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    brisketboy
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/28 12:31:02 (permalink)
    I've had their pizza so I don't expect the burgers to be any better.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/28 12:41:19 (permalink)
    I wasn't aware that there is a place in Schertz TX called "Domino's" that was a local independent restaurant? 
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/28 13:32:57 (permalink)
    That's odd. Wasn't Chipotle partially owned or start-up funded by McD's ? A burrito restaurant with a burger joint partner is going to start a burger joint. I guess we're going to see a McTaco's next. Ronald is going to look really good as a bandito
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/28 14:20:23 (permalink)
    brisketboy

    I've had their pizza so I don't expect the burgers to be any better.


     
     
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/28 14:49:26 (permalink)
    They can put their cheap trash burgers on their very bready dough.....oh come on,  give the poor american hamburger a break!!!!!!!!!
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/28 15:10:49 (permalink)
    I used to think that the marketplace would be the final arbitrator as to whether ones product was good or bad. But you know the consumer's taste is all in his mouth when every Friday evening you see Domino's and Pizza Hut delivery vehicles scurrying around like so many mice. People can't tell the difference between this crap pizza or that crap pizza. Just want to sit on their asses and watch the 65 inch 3D. Who got me started?
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/28 17:52:28 (permalink)
    I can hear it now, "Hey everybody, let's order some of those great burgers from Dominos" " />
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/29 14:06:05 (permalink)
    This can only be a bad thing.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/29 14:15:48 (permalink)
    Domino's has always been a bad thing.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/29 14:53:12 (permalink)
    I read about the "concept" last evening. First of all, it's not a Domino's venture. It's a venture by the original founder that sold the company. The same guy that decided FL needed a Catholic only town that adhered to church's principles if you wanted to live or run a business there. Now he figures that a take-out/delivery only burger joint that sells nothing but two burgers, plain and one with mayo and lettuce starting at $6 for the basic burger with a Marine military gimmick will sell.
     
    It gets better. The burger only model will be delivered for free up to 1 1/2 miles from the store by employees wearing camouflage and delivering with sir, yes sir type military babble if you buy a minimum of 2 burgers. IIRC, they would be called Gyrenes and the entire management structure of the hole-in-the-wall two burger operation would have a military command and control structure and ranking. They would sell no drinks or sides, offer no dining area, and sell just two types of burgers. I don't know how his Catholic city venture worked out, but I don't think that I like the idea of a burger delivered by a saluting, heel snapping, delivery guy. From QSR industry predictions that have thousands of restaurants going out of business because of the recession over the next few years, this doesn't sound like a good idea.
    post edited by DawnT - 2011/09/29 16:14:49
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/29 15:29:24 (permalink)
    Everyone thinks the grass is greener on the other side.
    When's McDonalds going to start selling McPizza?
    Everyone wants to eat the other guys popcorn!
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/29 21:01:33 (permalink)
    I can't believe it is already 30 years ago that the firm I was working at the time for ran out of room and leased some junk office space for us across the street from George's Restaurant at the corner of Rector and Greenwich Streets in lower Manhattan. It is a Greek coffee shop. During hectic times, a lot of us would call for delivery of their burgers. But we always ordered sides and beverages with the burgers.
    http://www.georges-ny.com/menu.html
     
    I can't see this concept catching on. It might be a good hobby for a wealthy 74 year old retiree. He could carry two restaurants, even if they were unprofitable, at least until he dies.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/30 02:14:42 (permalink)
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    I can't believe it is already 30 years ago that the firm I was working at the time for ran out of room and leased some junk office space for us across the street from George's Restaurant at the corner of Rector and Greenwich Streets in lower Manhattan. It is a Greek coffee shop. During hectic times, a lot of us would call for delivery of their burgers. But we always ordered sides and beverages with the burgers.
    http://www.georges-ny.com/menu.html

    I can't see this concept catching on. It might be a good hobby for a wealthy 74 year old retiree. He could carry two restaurants, even if they were unprofitable, at least until he dies.

    Makes sense in NYC where the population density is so large, like 10,000 people within a 1/4 mile of the place. Doesn't make sense in towns where people are spreadout.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/30 07:26:34 (permalink)
    Lets put this in practical terms. Would you pay $14 plus at least a $2 tip for the delivery of 2 basic burgers? That's a $20 bill gone for two burgers under 1/4lb each we'd have to assume at this point, nothing gourmet or special. I doubt that they would deliver past 11:00 pm - 12:00 midnight. That's a good chunk of change for two burgers even when you figrure in the conenience. That's about the price point of a full pizza with tax and tip that could comfortably feed 4 people.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/30 10:52:30 (permalink)
    brisketboy

    I used to think that the marketplace would be the final arbitrator as to whether ones product was good or bad. But you know the consumer's taste is all in his mouth when every Friday evening you see Domino's and Pizza Hut delivery vehicles scurrying around like so many mice. People can't tell the difference between this crap pizza or that crap pizza. Just want to sit on their asses and watch the 65 inch 3D. Who got me started?
    Did you mean to write 'behind' instead of 'mouth'?
     
    For the past 5 years at least, Pizza Hut was voted best in Carroll County Maryland in the Times newspaper readers choice awards.  Talk about the great unwashed. 

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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/09/30 16:12:55 (permalink)
    DawnT

    Lets put this in practical terms. Would you pay $14 plus at least a $2 tip for the delivery of 2 basic burgers? That's a $20 bill gone for two burgers under 1/4lb each we'd have to assume at this point, nothing gourmet or special. I doubt that they would deliver past 11:00 pm - 12:00 midnight. That's a good chunk of change for two burgers even when you figrure in the conenience. That's about the price point of a full pizza with tax and tip that could comfortably feed 4 people.
    Given the overall awfulness of his food I would not give him the time of day.

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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/01 16:19:25 (permalink)
    eruby
    For the past 5 years at least, Pizza Hut was voted best in Carroll County Maryland in the Times newspaper readers choice awards.  Talk about the great unwashed. 

     
    The main "alternative" weekly here used to have awards like that here.  I recall Domino's winning 20 years ago or so.  After that, they eliminated "reader's choice" awards, and now select the "Best of" awards in-house.  Big improvement!

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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/01 17:09:58 (permalink)
    It also reflects the demographics of the readership that's 20-35 and have grown up with nothing else as a reference standards. When I was a kid, there were many NY style Delis, Pizza and real BBQ and Sub joints. My kids never had much of a chance to experience those tastes as they were for the most part already gone or vanishing. In their place were the Chain Pizzas, Subways, and places that called themselves Delis that were glorified sandwich shops. The few times that they have had the opportunity to try the real deal, they either didn't like it or preferred the chain food. Familiarity,food costs, convenience, food PC indoctrination, and general taste homoginization trends over the years have reduced many foods to a mere shadow of what we revered. By the same token, what we and our parents grew up with as our reference would have been equally ridiculed by those living in Italy, Greece,Eastern Europe, and Germany a generation before. I'm sure a NY slice or Chicago deep pan style wouldn't have gone over very well in mainland Italy during the 50's either as their namesake. Everything changes eventually.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/01 19:36:00 (permalink)
    DawnT, Depressing...but true.We indeed base a big part of what we like on what we are used to......In the 50's we bought fresh killed and dressed chickens at a chicken store(we picked our chicken choice out of the cage). Never will get that taste wrapped in celephane. We picked up fresh eggs at an egg farm, and the taste of store bought can't match the fresh laid today taste. We also had Pasturized milk delivered by a milkman, You shook it up to blend it and drank the sweetest milk!I guess we sacrifice taste for convenience....but I sure miss the fresh food of the 50's!!!
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/03 13:52:21 (permalink)
    Last time I got a Domino's "pizza" probably 10 years ago, I got the "meat lovers", and the dog kibble-like sausage rolled off of each slice as I picked it up. My roommate brought home one of their "improved" "pizzas" last week, I tried one slice. Same ____, different day.
    And they want me to buy hamburgers from them? Not on their best day, and my worst day, on the same day.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/03 15:09:28 (permalink)
    Wandering Jew, Yes, the Domino's in Schertz is part of the chain.We have Chili's,two Sonics,jack In the Box, Wendy's,WhatABurger,KFC-TacoBell,,and a couple of other chains here. Dawn forgot that the former owner who founded Ave Maria ,Florida had sold the chain.
    By the way,McDonald's does sell pizza, because I recall seeing it at Cricus Circus years ago in the McDonald's there.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/03 15:34:38 (permalink)
    Huh? I didn't realize I already had oldtimers disease yet Holly. Didn't I say, " First of all, it's not a Domino's venture. It's a venture by the original founder that sold the company?
     
    HollyDolly
    Dawn forgot that the former owner who founded Ave Maria ,Florida had sold the chain. 

     
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/03 22:18:28 (permalink)
    I tend to get sucked in by their advertisements ever so often. The latest was their $7.99 "Artisan" pizza which was pretty awful. I will say though their oven baked subs aren't bad.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/04 11:41:03 (permalink)
    Very Sorry about that Dawn.you don't have Old Timer's I do. I should have put Dawn,I FORGOT the owner sold the chain. Had a bad sinus headache at the time i wrote that, so wasn't thinking.
    ces1948, i saw the ads for the "Artisan" pizza, glad you made the sacrifice for all of us, you deserve a medal.
    I still think the whole concept is silly,and they aren't my favorite pizza.
    Trying to stay away from all that stuff, though once in a while i buy a Kashi Pizza or the small California Pizza Kitchen Sicilian Pizza to eat.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/04 12:08:33 (permalink)
    Right now this experiment by Thomas Monaghan is just starting out. Unless he can sell the concept to an existing FF chain, it will be years before most of will be able to order one. After all, Five Guys was founded in 1986.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/04 12:38:16 (permalink)
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    When's McDonalds going to start selling McPizza?

    Actually, McDonalds sold pizza in the 80's. Laugh at me if you want, but it was actually pretty good. Better than Dominoes, at any rate. Fluffy bread pizza is not my thing.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/04 12:44:07 (permalink)
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    DawnT, Depressing...but true.We indeed base a big part of what we like on what we are used to......In the 50's we bought fresh killed and dressed chickens at a chicken store(we picked our chicken choice out of the cage). Never will get that taste wrapped in celephane. We picked up fresh eggs at an egg farm, and the taste of store bought can't match the fresh laid today taste. We also had Pasturized milk delivered by a milkman, You shook it up to blend it and drank the sweetest milk!I guess we sacrifice taste for convenience....but I sure miss the fresh food of the 50's!!!

    Back in my day!!!....... give it a break granny. 40 years from now, the kids today will be saying the same thing, nothing ever changes.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/04 12:54:55 (permalink)
    The food and quality get worse and worse.   And the prices.
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    Re:Domino's joins the burger business?? 2011/10/04 12:55:48 (permalink)
    However the quality of Domino's pizzas has never been in doubt - it is some of the worst ever.
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