Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Papapocalypse is upon us

If this is an omen of the culinary future for Stamford, then I hope the world does end on December 21st.  With more than 50 other, better, and most importantly, locally-owned pizza places to choose from, why would anyone go to this corporate cardboard factory?

You could literally shoot at a map of Stamford with this classic Ninja Turtles toy and hit a better pizza place.  Heck, you'd be better off shooting one of these plastic pizzas into your mouth than eating at Papa John's.


Please, people, I beg you not to give any of your pizza money to Papa John's millionaire, private-golf-course-having CEO.  Spend it at one of the fine mom-and-pop establishments in town.  Check out the Stamford Pizza Tour site for a nearly complete list.


Anonymous said...

Here's a nice quote from John Schnatter, CEO and founder of Papa John's:

"We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry," Schnatter said on a conference call with shareholders last week, as reported by Politico. "If Obamacare is in fact not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto consumers in order to protect our shareholders' best interests."

Apparently, it will cost about 14 cents per large pizza to offer all of Papa John's full-time (currently uninsured) employees with insurance.

I think it's worth that much to allow an employee's child to go to the doctor with a bad cold rather than end up at the emergency room with pneumonia, but I guess Mr. Schnatter does not.

I'll keep going to the other fine pizza establishments in the neighborhood--Hope Pizza, Pappa's Pizza and Sergio's. Papa John's GO HOME!

StamfordNotes said...

And now I'm sad...

Always Home and Uncool said...

I heard rumor of this. Gak! But somehow I don't see them biting into Hope St. Pizza's business across the street.

Given how most pizza places around here now deliver, I'm shocked that Domino's on Hope Street has survived all these years.

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J from CT said...

Good for them for giving it a go! Very happy to see another company open up a business in Stamford.

Granted, with the other pizza choices around, and having tried their product in the past, it's an almost near certainly that I'll never have a reason to order from them. But Domino's has been in business in Stamford (Springdale) for at least 25 years), so there must be a customer base whose needs are served by offering chain-pizza of that quality along with its lower cost.

Even Speedy's remains in business, and if there are still customers for those horrible pies, I wouldn't be surprised by the success of any pizza place in town.