> Domino's here may or may not have anything to do with your local Domino's, but FWIW I > remember enjoying a Domino's pizza in the '90s, then not eating one for years, and > then finding them disgusting from 2005 onwards. Your story about a shit new recipe > fits my experience.
From what I remember, Domino's Pizza came to my area around 1985. I tried Domino's and I thought it was very good at that time. I didn't get it very often, so I never burned myself out on them. I don't remember what year it was but they "improved" the crust. It tasted like shit. I didn't have Domino's for years after that thinking they still served that shitty tasting crust. I tried one a few years ago and realized that at some point they changed back to the original crust. It tasted like the pizzas that I got in the 80's. Sometime in the last 2 years they decided to fuck with the original recipe. I tried the new recipe and do not like it. It's garlic and other flavors are overpowering.
Domino's have been in business selling pizza for over 50 years. It was the original recipe that gave them the success that they have enjoyed. Why would someone change what is not broken? Didn't anybody learn that when Coke changed to New Coke*? The main thing with franchises is being consistent. I think that was their biggest problem.
Consistency is certainly McDonald's problem. When Ray Kroc was still alive and running the place, the food was good. Now you get shit that is heated in plastic bins, fries that are undercooked, etc. The only thing consistent about McDonald's now is that the food is not made to order or served hot anymore. I'd rather have to wait 5 minutes than to have some hamburger that has been sitting in a plastic warming tray for God knows how long. Oh and they should fry their french fries in lard like they used to.
* Coca Cola did something very sneaky with New Coke. Everyone was so upset about not having the classic flavor that Coca Cola brought back Coca Cola Classic. Everyone was very happy. What no one realized was that the sugar was replaced with high fructose corn syrup. At least here in the USA. Now you have some people that buy Coke from Mexico so they can have The Real Thing.
BTW, sorry for highjacking Grandma Italie's crust thread!