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Great tasting quality pizza.
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Advantages: great selection, fantastic deals, deliver within 30mins
Disadvantages: may be none local to you.
Why I chose Papa John's
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PaPa Johns in the third largest pizza chain in the world with 3200 stores across 29 countries. They currently have over 100 stores in the UK with many more on the way. I knew they had just opened a new store in my local town and I really fancied a pizza, so I decided to take a look at their website to see what took my fancy. Living just outside a rather large town there are lots of pizza and take away restaurants, how-ever I always find that some a better quality than others. I had heard of Papa Johns before and knew their products were of good quality. The person whom I was ordering pizza with wanted Stuffed crust and a lot of the restaurants which are local to me don't do stuffed crust pizzas, which is why we decided to order from Papa Johns instead.
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As soon as the website loads it's bright and colourful with the main being a dark green colour. On the main page you can see any special offers which may be available. You can also find a store local to you, look at other offers and read their success story and how the company started. On the right hand side there is a box saying 'Why Not Order Online' here you simply type in your postcode to find your nearest store. You can also choose to search by county by using the drop down menu underneath where you type the postcode, or you can choose an area on the map shown. The website is attractive and very colourful with different offers changing on the main page. I typed in my postcode into the box and it came up with the details of the closest store to me. With this information it states whether the store is open and whether they deliver and payment types that they take. You can choose to view the menu or view the offers. It also lists other nearby stores as well, should the one you want to order from is closed. I clicked on the view menu button and it took me to another page where I had the choice to register my details or not. On this page is a large list of different pizzas that you can choose from. You can also add sides, desserts and drinks to your order as well. If you know what pizza you want you can select it from the drop down menu. On the left hand side is a list of current offers and a list of pizza sizes and how many slices each pizza contains. You can also view allergy information, nutritional information per slice and nutritional information per 100g. It states on the page that they aim to deliver the pizza within 30mins. All collection orders are ready within 15mins. On the right hand side of the screen is your basket where you can see any items you have put into your basket and how much they are.
A small selection of available Food
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Pizzas - Piri Piri Chicken, Chicken BBQ, Grande Italia, Garden Party, Pepperoni, Hot Pepper Passion, Half and Half.
Sides - Chicken Wings, Chicken Dippers, Potato Wedges, Cheesy Bites, Garlic pizza bread.
Desserts - A selection of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Cheesecake, Banoffee Pie.
Drinks - Fizzy drinks such as Coke, 7UP and more. Also a selection of water.
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The person whom I was sharing the Pizza with wanted a stuff crust pizza and we both wanted something like a 'Meat Feast' pizza, so we looked at the selection available. You can choose to have the pizza with an original crust, thin crust or stuffed crust. There are a total of 15 different Pizza's to choose from. Each pizza has a name and shows you a picture and lists the ingredients which are on the pizza. We decided to get the 'All the Meats' pizza which included Ham, pepperoni, sausage, bacon and spicy beef. The stuffed crust is only available in a large pizza which has 10 slices so we went for this one which cost us £19.49. Simply click on Add+ and this item will be added to your basket. You can choose to customise your chosen pizza simply by adding other ingredients (this will cost more). We also added a large bottle of coke to the order as well. Once we had everything in our basket we entered a special code which gave us 33% off, as it was our first order with them. We got this code from a leaflet which was posted through our door. We clicked on checkout and you had chance to double check your order before it was submitted to the store. You can then choose to pay online or pay cash when they deliver the pizza. We decided we were going to pay on delivery by cash. You need to fill out some information such as your address and a contact number, also an e-mail address so they can send a confirmation to your e-mail with your order details. As I was very local to the area and I had spent over £10 I didn't have to pay for any delivery charge. I don't think you qualify for delivery unless you spend over £10.
I received an e-mail with a confirmation of my order and another e-mail with a password on if I wanted to use the website to order from again. It stated on the order confirmation e-mail that this wasn't a confirmation that the order had been received by the restaurant. I waited for another 10/15mins until I received another e-mail stating the restaurant had received the order and that it would be processed shortly. From this I timed how long it would take for the pizza to get to me as I was interested to see if they really did deliver within 30mins of an order being placed.
Receiving the Food/Eating the Food
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After receiving the last e-mail from the restaurant the pizza was delivered within 30mins, which I was very impressed by. The delivery driver handed me a Papa John's bag with the bottle of cold coke inside and then took the pizza out from the special keep hot bag and handed it to me. He told me the total amount to pay and I paid him cash and he handed me my change. The driver was very polite and smartly dresses in black trousers and a t-shirt. The coke was cold which wasn't expected as we thought this would be warm as when I have ordered pizza from other restaurants before they take the drinks from the shelf rather than the fridge. I opened the pizza box ready to tuck in. The pizza was correct and looked delicious. It had shifted about in the box a little during transit but it smelt and looked delicious. There was a pit of Garlic sauce with the pizza as well. I took the first slice and bit a piece off the end. The pizza tasted delicious and was still very warm but not too hot. There was plenty of topping all over the pizza and the stuffed crust was really cheesy and delicious. Normally when I have stuffed crust pizza's the cheese tastes very weak, how-ever in this pizza it was a little stronger and there was plenty of it in the crust. The crust wasn't too crispy which was nice as I like to dip this into some sauce and then eat them at the end. The pizza was very filling but was delicious and tasted great with all the different mixed meats on top.
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I will definitely be ordering from this restaurant again. The food was delivered within the time stated on their website and the food was delicious and tasted great. In terms of value I think it's probably about the same as other pizza restaurants in the area, how-ever I don't mind paying a little more for good quality which this pizza was. As I had to fill in my details on the website such as e-mail address it means I will now get sent different offers, which is great as it's always good to save a bit of money. The delivery driver was smart looking and also very polite. I don't think I can actually fault this restaurant on anything as everything was just perfect. If you happen to have one of these in your areas I would highly recommend them to other to try as their pizzas taste much better than other restaurants such as Perfect Pizza. I will be using this restaurant again in the future and I think they deserve 5 shiny stars.
(review also on ciao)
Summary: Papa John's pizza.
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