Papa Johns vs Dominos vs Pizza Hut
Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:04 PM
I'd like it if people take this test of sorts, they would try one pizza from each place, the same pizza from each, and compare how much they liked each to one another. Then compare the price and how big the pizza is. Then they'd see whats the best pizza for their money then whats the best pizza in terms of actual taste.
I'll be getting a Papa Johns pizza for the football games this weekend. So I'll be ready for that one. Dominos has been done already for me so I'd just need Pizza Hut afterwards. I'd really like to see what Pizza joint KG likes the best and thinks is the best of them all.
I know there is a lot more Pizza places out there. But I went with the top 3 famous ones and most well known. I know there is probably way better places but these three are ones that most people would generally have available to them.
Join in with me if you can, I'll be posting rather long reviews of the pizza I get. Pretty in-depth details of what all I like and disliked. I'll try to get Kain to do the same and get reviews from my mother and father as well to give a fair bit into this. I thought it'd be something neat to try in the food section and if this works out nicely I'll try other things. Wings from different places, frozen TV dinners, and much much more.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:09 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:54 PM
(Just to say, there is a place called Joes Pizza close by that has Large Pizzas for 12.50. And they are 16 inches. So they're 'better' for the price. Their dough is pretty thin though. Something like a New York style pizza. Big slices but they are thin, compared to the thick slices you get on hand tossed pizzas with the top 3 I listed. Just thought I'd give a comparison of how a local place can be better while at the same time might not.)
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:23 AM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:01 AM
To make note on this comparison, I have had all three before in my life, it had been at different times and all three chains have changed their Pizzas. If I compare each one currently to when I had them and when they were at their best, Dominos would be the winner. Nothing can ever truly beat the old Dominos taste of Pizzas. I have no idea why they changed in the first place. They made the most amazing Pizzas and you could get those Chicken Kickers with them which was out of this world. Prices weren't the greatest of course though.
I remember Pizza Hut being an okay place when I had it years ago, nothing too special about them. Bland sauce, bland cheese, bland everything really. It was just a Pizza to me. Nothing to call it special or one made from a specific spot really.
Papa Johns, I remember the sauce a lot. A whole hell of a lot. I remember that's what made the pizza really. The cheese was surely different, the pepperoni was different, it was a very different experience compared to normal Pizza. It wasn't really bad but you can tell they had their own ingredients and didn't just buy their things, everything was hand made by them.
From all the old times when I had them, Dominos wins out. They'd get a solid 9/10. Papa Johns a 8/10 and Pizza Hut a 5/10. Many things have changed so we'll see how things are nowadays. All three have changed their Pizzas and I want to see who is the best in the current day and age.
After I compare all three of these guys I might go compare frozen pizzas if you want. I'd need some brand names though. Theres Digiornos, Red Baron, Freschetta, Mama Rosa's, California Pizza Kitchen, Tombstone, and Tonys. I won't do them all since that's a lot to have to get and eat and it's not really healthy to do that... so I'll just have you guys pick the 5 you know the best. So please pick the 5 you all know the best and I'll try them. Throw in a name you know that you see at a Walmart, Acme, Giant, or whatever other food store and I'll see if I've ever seen them at all.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:41 AM
Pizza Hut has some really nice deals and their pizza is really good when served hot, so it definitely takes the coin for me. Papa Johns on the other hand, it closer to our house, so we usually get that delivered and only go out to eat Pizza Hut. I like their pizza warm, since its gross cold. But as Val said, Dominoes definitely takes the cake for cold pizza. I don't like their pizza as warm as Pizza Hut pizza or Papa John's pizza.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:22 AM
I never liked Papa Johns all too much because it's a weird mixture of the ingredients for whatever reason and has a slightly off taste to me. *shrugs* Not a huge fan of their crust. Crust makes or breaks a pizza for me.
So I go with Dominos. The prices are really stupid if you don't get coupons with them, but there's always so many that I can always find something good. Last two times I ordered from them they had a special for getting a medium 2 topping or a bread side for 5.99 each. So a medium sausage and peppers (god among pizza) and a side of cheesy bread. Pretty amazing.
Best experience I had with pizza was when I was schooling in Georgia. Me and my roommate drove to Dominos one day and just ordered cheesy bread for the both of us. Like two things of it each. It was fantastic. We got hooked on cheesy bread and found a local place that did even better cheesy bread in the form of an actual large pizza. To this day, I still miss that stuff. It was so so so bad for you but also the absolute best thing in the entire world.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:54 PM
At any rate, just bought Tombstone's tonight, got two pizzas since they had a sale ( 2 for $4.00 ). I gotta say, for a pizza cheaper than Red Baron and all the others ( $4.00 a pizza when not on sale ), it's pretty damn good. I can't really tell you details on what about it's better ( sauce, cheese, etc ), I have a hard time separating what I taste unless the different things are really different. If I remember correctly, though, it's also a tad smaller than the others. I didn't really look at the measurements before cooking them and throwing out the packaging, unfortunately.
If you're looking for a quick fix for dinner but don't really have money to do much shopping right away, it's a pretty nice option, I daresay.
EDIT: Oh, oh, quick comparison on prices! I'm pretty sure these are what they were, but my memory has proven me wrong before. I'll take another trip to Publix soon-ish to see if these prices were correct.
Red Baron: $5.25 or $5.75
Edited by Dexel, 19 January 2012 - 07:10 PM.