Originally posted by robfwoods
Incredible that a town with a solid Italian tradition would have ever given birth to junk like Papa John's - the BIG question is how does it keep going?
But I'm afraid that I can answer my own question - when Domino's can succeed nation-wide - etc etc
I know Domino's uses also that HORRIBLE pre-baked cardboard for 'thin crust' -- do I recall correctly that PJ uses the same type of crud?
This thread seems as good a place as any to expound upon something I found to be quite interesting long ago, here, and everywhere else.
Some people like St. Louis style pizza and most people don't. Some people think we're fighting against terrorism in Iraq, most people don't. Here on the internet especially, you aren't going to change their minds with words. At least you shouldn't be able to, unless their argument is shallow enough to allow a change in thought. If that's the case, why are you arguing?
Regardless of your leanings on anything, when you enter the sphere of the internet, be sure of your facts. Do not relay or concoct misinformation. If you do initiate or propogate misinformation , admit it , and state your mistakes when proven otherwise. and redact any false statements you have made. You can edit your posts here.
With that in mind and this: http://www.papajohns.com/pj_story/index.htm
How in the hell can you possibly invoke Saint Louis, Missouri, Papa Johns Pizza, St. Louis style pizza, John Schnatter, St. Louis' Italian heritage all in the same post? I don't mean to be mean, but I'm gonna be and I gotta ask where do you get this $*%^ from? Who's teachin' you? Where you learnin' your stuff? I gotta think it "ain't" the right places. I won't proceed with my next thought.
Oh yeah. and I just saw Olberman v. Rumsfeld. Teeth bared, often! And just so you don't feel individually vilified, Clapton was once equated to god... yeah... to that Riku dude, too... yeah.
And to anybody that wishes to punish Domino's for their current state let me remind them that in the past Domino's delivered. I'll go beyond that to say that at a certain point in my life, they sustained me. My work schedule was every other night and every other weekend. From 0500pm on Friday to 0800am Monday, I was "theirs". I couldn't do crap unless "they" knew where I was. I had to be in contact. We didn't have cell phones, we didn't have Blackberries, this was 30 years ago. We called Domino's and they delivered. They delivered luscious greasy pizzas that we savored. Who else was gonna deliver? This was middletown USA, literally!
Unfortunately, Dominos no longer delivers such succelent pies. I can't be a witness to it but I hear they now deliver "cow flops." That brings to mind the song "Dreams to Remember," (my version is Delbert McClinton though I'm sure there are many others). I'm bettin' Del has eaten Imo's and a whole lotta Dominos and he doesn't know the difference.