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Rip Off Pizza Joint and only Average Pizza

Posted Tue March 2, 2010 12:36 am, by DAVID T. written to John’s Pizzeria


You will not believe what happened to my wife and I. We heard about this pizzeria from a hotel staff so we happily went there. We ordered a large 2 topping pizza – 2 toppings on each side of the pizza (½ with pineapple & ham, ½ with pepperoni and mushrooms). We asked the server if it was ok to order a 2 topping pizza but make it a ½ and ½ . He said “Yes”.

When the bill arrived we were charged for a 4 topping pizza! The bill went from $19.00 to $28.00. I explained to the manager that I ordered a 2 topping pizza, 2 toppings on each side but was charged for 4 topping pizza. The manager said it was a 4 topping pizza. How can a 2 topping on each side of the pizza be a 4 topping pizza? Anyway, the manager would not do anything about the 53 cents of ingredients they charged an extra $9.00 for. She knew it was ripping us off but would not charge us for a 2 topping pizza.

In addition, the pizza was very average and not worth the visit and not worth the price. The manager would rather lose a customer over 53 cents worth of toppings.

This place is a rip-off and the pizza was definitely just average. If you want a great pizza look elsewhere. If you eat here they’ll be glad to rip you off with plain average pizza.

Inform your customers that you are going to charge them for a 4 topping pizza if they order 2 topping pizza, split 1/2 and 1/2. Credit me $9.00.


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by JJ Fiskins Posted Sun February 5, 2017 @ 3:21 PM

At my former place of employ we would have also charged you for the
full FOUR toppings you received. Not two. Reason being, we put the
full allotment of toppings on each half, so you as the consumer did in
fact receive exactly what you were charged for. Our toppings all came
portioned out and there was not a way to use "just half" an allotment
of a particular item.

Just another viewpoint.

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by t n. Posted Thu September 23, 2010 @ 12:42 PM

2+2=4. Most pizza places follow this rule. They should have told you
that you would be charged for a four topping pizza.

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½+½+½+½ = 2 toppings by Stevicus Tue October 12, 2010 @ 11:03 AM

by andrea f. Posted Thu July 8, 2010 @ 8:34 PM

I would have paid it and left,but I definitely wouldn't have been
happy about it, and would have told everyone that would listen....

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by DB25 Posted Mon June 14, 2010 @ 7:53 PM

I heard of a GREAT pizza place you should try. It's called California
Pizza Kitchen. Just be warned they don't accept expired coupons.

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> by sarahsmile Thu June 24, 2010 @ 9:53 AM
by April S. Posted Sat May 8, 2010 @ 3:03 PM

There is no way I would have paid the extra $9. I know it may seem
extreme to others, but I would have put the $19 on the table and left.
If they need to take it to the next level and call the police, so be
it. It's only $9 but that's not the point. You verified it with the
waiter and they cleared it. If the store insists that you can not do
that, they need to train their staff better. End of story.


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by April S. Posted Sat May 8, 2010 @ 2:59 PM


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by Batman Posted Mon April 19, 2010 @ 3:32 PM

I am sorry this happened to you.
But, thanks for letting us know. I'll be on the look out for this type
of jibber jabber nonsense, when I order any place from now on.
I prefer learning from other people's mistakes (NOT that you made a
mistake; despite what other busy bodies here have to say).
I really do appreciate your letting us know of this one. I wish you
could get your money back; but, I suspect this is done because they
are failing miserably, and are trying to bring in as much money as
possible, before they close or are sold.

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Everyone has an opinion by Donno Sat April 24, 2010 @ 10:02 AM

A huge issue over 53 cents worth of toppings and bad advertising by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:36 PM

A few things by franese Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:50 PM


Or... by NathanG Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:51 PM

I can't believe you still don't get it. by DAVID T. Fri May 7, 2010 @ 2:18 PM

Or maybe the by April S. Sat May 8, 2010 @ 3:11 PM

I never had to do this before in 40 years by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:32 PM


well by NathanG Mon April 26, 2010 @ 3:28 PM


"I never had to do this before in 40 years" by Donno Tue April 27, 2010 @ 10:39 AM

The surprise comes when the bill arrives and after the pizza is consumed. by DAVID T. Fri May 7, 2010 @ 2:21 PM

I'm sorry, by KJCat Tue July 27, 2010 @ 10:54 AM

by Judyann G. Posted Thu April 15, 2010 @ 12:38 PM

Around here there is a regular price for pizza's depending on how many
toppings, but then they run specials on certain popular sizes and
number of toppings.
This week at my local pizza joint a two topping large pizza costs less
than a 1 topping large pizza, but that price is ONLY for two topping
pizza's. You can't order a two topping pizza and then order one
topping, or three toppings and expect to get the special price for
the two topping deal.

What you asked the server was if it was possible to make the pizza
with half one combo of toppings and the other half with a different
combo, and the answer was yes, it is possible. What you didn't ask
is if that still qualified as a $19 two topping pizza.

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I wasn't there by Donno Sat April 17, 2010 @ 10:34 AM

I don't have an issue with John's Pizzeria's pricing policy by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:44 PM

The server is not stupid by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:42 PM

by R.E.D Posted Mon April 12, 2010 @ 10:39 PM

Let me just throw this out.

Say on your half you had Pepperoni and Mushrooms.
And your wife's half, she got Canadian Bacon(ham) and Pineapple.

Let me lay this out now,
1.Pepperoni
2.Mushrooms
3.Pineapple
4.Ham

There are 4 toppings there, by your own description of the pizza. Most
pizza places, when you 1/2 a 2 Topping pizza do it like so

1/2-Pineapple, 1/2 Pepperoni. That is 2 toppings on the pizza.

I guess I am just having a hard time understanding why you were so
surprised that they charged you for 4 toppings, cause there were 4
separate toppings on the pizza.

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Huh? by Batman Mon April 19, 2010 @ 3:12 PM

Bravo! by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:50 PM


I think you are missing the point by Daniela E. Tue April 20, 2010 @ 12:34 AM

I am missing the point by Batman Tue April 20, 2010 @ 1:01 AM

You are amazing! by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:51 PM

It's the quantity by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:48 PM
by DAVID T. Posted Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:53 AM

I don't have time to repond everyday but have responded to the pricing
policy printed on the menu. Note: I did not see the pricing policy on
the menu when I ordered. I simply wanted a 2 topping pizza and ASKED
if I can have one split 1/2 and 1/2. Here the answer I gave below:

Most pizza joints charge for a 2 topping pizza if ordered 1/2 and 1/2.
That's why I asked if it was ok to order a 2 topping pizza, 1/2 and
1/2.

NOTE: I asked if it was ok to order a 2 topping pizza. That's a 2
topping pizza!!!

AND the server said it was ok.

WHY didn't he tell me I was going to be charged for a 4 topping pizza?
Because he knew he can rip me off!!!

I don't have any issues with their pricing policy. The server knew
exactly what I wanted: a 2 topping pizza. He should have informed me
about their pricing policy. I believe he is told not to inform the
customers because this policy is a white elephant.

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Give it a rest by Retail Veteran Fri March 26, 2010 @ 12:42 AM

Who's Wrong? John's Pizzeria by DAVID T. Thu April 1, 2010 @ 6:35 AM

I don't know... by franese Thu April 1, 2010 @ 10:54 AM

Are you serious? by Batman Mon April 19, 2010 @ 3:28 PM

white elephant by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

A document full of pricing policies to confuse you by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 2:57 PM

Wow. by KnitShoni Thu April 1, 2010 @ 3:50 PM

What makes you think we have to read every part of the menu? by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

Why So Nasty? by Batman Mon April 19, 2010 @ 3:38 PM


the policy is on the menu - choosing to ignore it does not mean it wasn't provided n/t by PepperElf Tue April 20, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

It's a rouse by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 3:07 PM


can't be a ruse if it's printed in front of you. again choosing to ignore it does not magically mean "hey it doesn't apply to me now!" n/t by PepperElf Tue April 27, 2010 @ 1:19 PM

He Knew by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 3:06 PM

by Elena Salta Posted Wed March 17, 2010 @ 10:45 AM

I went to the website the OP provided and looked at the menu.
It was not very clear in the online version (extra toppings were not
listed).
However, when I clicked on "print menu" and the PDF version came up,
the toppings were listed after Pizza and Calzones.

http://johnspizzerianyc.com/pdf/menu.pdf

Under the topping box is a clear statement.

"Additional toppings on whole, half or quarter pies are the same
price."

If this statement was on the menu when the OP ordered
he was charged appropriatly.


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how ironic! by Michelle O. Thu March 18, 2010 @ 12:57 AM

ok - don't think it is new by Michelle O. Thu March 18, 2010 @ 2:20 AM

They are very succesful by franese Thu March 18, 2010 @ 1:01 PM

I'm certain that you are right by Michelle O. Fri March 19, 2010 @ 12:32 AM

If you are... by franese Fri March 19, 2010 @ 1:02 PM


So reading the fine print could have fixed this by PepperElf Sun March 21, 2010 @ 2:46 PM

actually - no fine print by Michelle O. Sun March 21, 2010 @ 9:48 PM

I did not see their crazy pricing policy by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:45 AM


signs by PepperElf Sat March 27, 2010 @ 10:43 PM

That's why I asked for a 2 topping pizza - I did not see their crazy pricing policy by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:44 AM


Yelp reviews by RedheadwGlasses Mon March 22, 2010 @ 12:57 PM

in this case by Michelle O. Mon March 22, 2010 @ 8:48 PM

Yelp is great by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:34 AM

pricing policy by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:42 AM

policy is a white elephant. by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:41 AM


Hmm by NathanG Sun March 21, 2010 @ 1:21 PM

Yes it is strange.... by franese Mon March 22, 2010 @ 1:16 PM

I take it back by franese Mon March 22, 2010 @ 2:30 PM

I do not have any gripes about their pricing policy by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:29 AM

they did let you know... by franese Thu March 25, 2010 @ 1:37 PM

The server is not stupid by DAVID T. Mon April 26, 2010 @ 3:09 PM
by franese Posted Mon March 15, 2010 @ 2:45 PM

As a native New Yorker I have to say that John's Pizzeria in Times
Square is not average - it's very good (not as good as the one in the
Village, but still good).
I don't know - I see this as 4 toppings - but I defininitely would
have asked how they were going to charge - I wouldn't have expected
the server to tell me.

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Papa John's by franese Mon March 15, 2010 @ 4:13 PM

I do not like Papa John's Pizza by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 10:39 PM

I Did Ask by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 10:37 PM

But did you ask by franese Tue March 16, 2010 @ 1:01 PM

He knew exactly what I meant. by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:46 AM

by Bonifa L. Posted Sun March 7, 2010 @ 4:48 PM


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by dottiejean28 Posted Sat March 6, 2010 @ 7:06 AM

your saying that the amount of toppings...even though 4 ingredients
equals the serving size of two toppings.

meaning say...2cups is two toppings...doesnt matter the ingredients,
just the fact that a two topping serving was used.

you are correct then david

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Thank You by DAVID T. Sun March 7, 2010 @ 12:55 AM


NYPD.. by Harleycat Mon March 8, 2010 @ 2:14 PM

So this was an IDLE THREAT by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 10:42 PM


NYC cops would have laughed their butts off by RedheadwGlasses Tue March 16, 2010 @ 1:04 PM


I couldn't even get them.. by Harleycat Tue March 23, 2010 @ 3:05 PM

The Manager Wanted by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:48 AM

Is That Why by Batman Tue April 20, 2010 @ 12:56 AM
by DAVID T. Posted Fri March 5, 2010 @ 2:48 AM

Here is a Papa John's screenshot which clearly shows two different
toppings on each half for a total of
four separate toppings yet the pizza is charged as a two topping
pizza.

http://planetfeedback.typepad.com/johnshot.jpg

Thanks to PlanetFeedback's Mr. Helpful

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While I brought up PJ's as an example, it is important to note by Mundo Cani D. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:37 PM

If the server was upfront about it by DAVID T. Sat March 6, 2010 @ 12:49 AM


Out of curiosity.. by Harleycat Mon March 8, 2010 @ 2:37 PM

Thanks for the info by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 10:47 PM


What does this mean? by Donno Fri March 5, 2010 @ 11:40 PM

He’s a Pizza Server by DAVID T. Sat March 6, 2010 @ 12:52 AM

Server by jeishere Mon March 8, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

Higher Bill = Higher Tip by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 10:50 PM


Threaten to call the police? by RedheadwGlasses Wed March 10, 2010 @ 1:14 PM

The main point by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 10:44 PM

by DAVID T. Posted Fri March 5, 2010 @ 12:54 AM

More simple math. This is very simple. Why is it so hard for some
people to understand. If you want to pay more for pizza please tell
your pizza joint you want a 2 topping pizza, 1/2 and 1/2, BUT to
charge you for a 4 topping pizza. They’ll be very happy to accommodate
you. As for me, I will only pay for a 2 topping pizza, made 1/2 and
1/2.

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by DAVID T. Posted Fri March 5, 2010 @ 12:47 AM

The math is very simple. Everyone who does not know how to do this
simple math should ask their local pizza joint to help them. This is
why we have to take math in school.

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by DAVID T. Posted Thu March 4, 2010 @ 11:27 PM

Since my New Yorker friend always brags about his amazing New York
pizzas I wanted to try one. Since this was my first trip to New York I
wanted a treat. Can you imagine what an awful experience I had at
John’s Pizzeria. I told the manager I wouldn’t mind paying for a 2
topping pizza but would not pay for a 4 topping pizza. The manager
told me that she would call the POLICE if I did not pay for the 4
topping pizza and would not change the price. Now that’s plain rude
and abusive behavior.

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by Harleycat Posted Thu March 4, 2010 @ 5:05 PM

Just for the record all, this is not a typical NY pizzeria. I took a
look at their website and this place is more of a restaurant than a
pizzeria. If I walked by this place, I'd walk on by expecting it be
be expensive and I would expect them to nickle and dime people to
death. It definitely is a tourist type place. They charge $17 for a
calzone, that's just ridiculous!

A true NY pizza place has a counter for service and a mismatched
collection of tables and chairs. No servers, no frills.

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That’s plain rude and abusive. by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 11:16 PM


If you want real NY pizza.. by Harleycat Fri March 5, 2010 @ 10:51 AM

Where is it? by DAVID T. Sat March 6, 2010 @ 12:54 AM


How is it rude and abusive? by Just Simply Bella Sera Fri March 5, 2010 @ 11:13 AM

Rude and Abusive = John's Pizzeria by DAVID T. Sat March 6, 2010 @ 12:57 AM

Businesses do not... by Kalphoenix Sun March 7, 2010 @ 11:44 AM

The Manger was in Knuckle Brain by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 10:58 PM
by Mundo Cani D. Posted Thu March 4, 2010 @ 2:34 PM

The OP is right. I've never heard of such a thing, and I order losts
of pizzas with half this and half that.

For kicks, I checked out Papa John's ordering feature on its site.
When selecting toppings, you can choose whether you want it for the
whole or half pie.

A small cheese pizza is $6.79. Each topping is $1.20. Added ham to the
whole thing, total came back as $7.99. (Before taxes and other fees.)
Makes sense.

Changed the ham from whole to half of the pie, added bacon to the
other half - total was still just $7.99. Okay, that's what the OP was
doing.

I added onion to the whole pie, and they added another $1.20. I
changed the onion to just half a pie, and they kept the $1.20 charge.

Anyway, at least Papa John's does it right. (To make sure you don't
think this is an advertisement for PJ's - their pizza is passable at
best, and then only when cold.) The OP was ripped off, especially
since he asked about it before ordering. Bad form.

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But the garlic dipping sauce makes it taste better! (n/t) by LadyMac Thu March 4, 2010 @ 4:35 PM

I forgot! That's the only reason to eat it! (n/t) by Mundo Cani D. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 5:35 PM

John's Pizzeria's Pizza is so just Average. by DAVID T. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 12:38 AM

Not at John's PIzzeria unless you pay an extra $4 for sauce by DAVID T. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 12:36 AM

BETTER INGREDIENTS, BETTER PIZZA, PAPA JOHNS... by S C. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:14 AM

I stand corrected......... by S C. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:22 AM

Here is a Papa John's screenshot by PlanetFeedback's Mr. Helpful Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:41 AM

Here is a Papa John's screenshot by S C. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 2:06 AM

Now I understand why you are ranting on by DAVID T. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 2:31 AM

OMG David. by S C. Sat March 6, 2010 @ 9:41 AM

Then why didn't you know by DAVID T. Sun March 7, 2010 @ 1:03 AM

Here is another screen shot by PlanetFeedback's Mr. Helpful Fri March 5, 2010 @ 11:40 AM

Bravo by DAVID T. Sat March 6, 2010 @ 1:15 AM

wth? by Michelle O. Sat March 6, 2010 @ 2:40 AM

Now, that's unethical. by DAVID T. Sun March 7, 2010 @ 1:06 AM

did you pay? by Michelle O. Sun March 7, 2010 @ 1:48 AM

This was an IDLE THREAT by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 11:04 PM

by DAVID T. Posted Thu March 4, 2010 @ 2:04 AM

John’s Pizzeria, Time Square, 260 West 44th Street, New York, NY
10036-3900, 212-391-7560
http://www.johnspizzerianyc.com/index2.htm

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by DAVID T. Posted Thu March 4, 2010 @ 2:01 AM

This is a very simple situation. I wanted a 2 topping pizza. I asked
if he can put 2 toppings on one side and 2 different toppings on the
other side for a 2 topping pizza. No extra AMOUNT of toppings, just
1/2 and 1/2. When I received the pizza NO extra toppings where on the
pizza, just 1/2 and 1/2.

The server said it was OK. If he was going to charge me for a 4
topping pizza why didn’t he inform me? He knew I wanted a 2 topping
pizza but split in half.

It is because this was in Time Square, New York and the business knew
we were probably tourists. The business was set up to RIP customers
off!!!

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This by NathanG Thu March 4, 2010 @ 12:35 PM


PS by NathanG Thu March 4, 2010 @ 12:37 PM


That is what I said at the beginning by Donno Thu March 4, 2010 @ 9:58 PM

. THAT'S why I ASKED the server if I can have a 2 topping pizza but 1/2 & 1/2. He said it was fine. by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 11:26 PM

Right by KnitShoni Mon March 8, 2010 @ 1:59 AM

The server is not an idiot by DAVID T. Mon March 15, 2010 @ 11:05 PM

You keep saying that by KnitShoni Thu March 18, 2010 @ 2:06 PM

He knew exactly what I meant. by DAVID T. Thu March 25, 2010 @ 10:50 AM

by dulynoted (aka duttycalls) Posted Wed March 3, 2010 @ 7:07 PM

This manager was wrong and they should reimburse you the $9.



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Thanks by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:36 AM
by jacal Posted Wed March 3, 2010 @ 7:38 AM

The point here is that the server said it was all right to order a 2
topping pizza and do it half and half.
The restaurant manager should have taken the extra money for the 4
topping pizza out of the server's paycheck, not your wallet. I hope
you didn't leave the server a tip!

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No tip was given, just bad memories. Thanks. by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:37 AM
by zigcat Posted Wed March 3, 2010 @ 2:01 AM

I work in a pizza place and I have to agree with the op.
A pizza divided in half with two toppings on each side equals a two
topping pizza. If he were charged for a four topping pizza, all four
toppings should have been on the ENTIRE pizza.

If someone orders a half and half pizza from our store, say two
toppings on one side and four toppings on the other. We'll add both
prices together then divide by two.

The only exception to this is if someone orders half of a combination
pizza and half of a made to order pizza. Then we charge whichever half
is more.

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Thanks. That's why I always ask if it's ok. by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:38 AM

Re: Rip Off Pizza Joint and only Average Pizza by S C. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 11:58 PM

4 Different Toppings, 2 Toppings on Each Side = 2 Topping Pizza by DAVID T. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:09 AM

by Retail Veteran Posted Wed March 3, 2010 @ 12:40 AM

The pizza places I buy from locally always charge for the number of
toppings you have on your pizza regardless if they are only on half
the pizza or the whole pizza. It doesn't bother me to pay for the
toppings. As for the taste and quality of the pizza, that is personal
opinion. I have eaten pizzas that other people said were great and I
thought they were average. In my opinion, a large two topping pizza is
exactly that, a large pizza with ONLY 2 toppings, not a large pizza
with 4 half toppings.

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I ordered a 2 topping Pizza with 4 different toppings & Server said it was ok. by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:39 AM
by Michelle O. Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 10:55 PM

I just priced this on the Dominos website - here is what I got - when
orsering 2 pizzas under their 2 medium for $5.99 each deal and
selecting 4 toppings, 2 on each side, the site applied the discount
and I was still "charged" 5.99 for each pizza - when I wasn't applying
a coupon the price for a single pizza increases by $1.50 when I did 2
different toppings on each side.

For me that is enough "research" into this - I don't feel as though
they did anything wrong or significantly different than the "norm" -
just because sometimes it works out better for you doesn't mean you
are screwed when it doesn't.

To me it felt like an attempt to get something for nothing, so to
speak. I can see it both ways, but am on the side of the business.

On a side note, dang you have some problems at restaurants, don't you?

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I wouldn’t mind paying for a 2 topping pizza by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:42 AM

by Nate. Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 6:10 PM

I agree with you 100% on this one. That is a rip off. Yes, while it
may have been four different toppings on the pizza, they were only on
half of the pizza, so that makes it pricing wise a two topping. On any
slice of pizza, there were only going to be two toppings.

"We asked the server if it was ok to order a 2 topping pizza but make
it a ½ and ½ . He said “Yes”." I think that the OP made it clear to
the server that he wanted to order a two topping.

At a pizza place I go to, they charge by the half topping. If you only
get a topping on half of the pizza, they charge you half of the cost
on the menu. I think that is the right way to do it.

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Interpretation by Donno Tue March 2, 2010 @ 6:40 PM


For once, I agree with you Nate. :) by Just Simply Bella Sera Tue March 2, 2010 @ 9:51 PM


or by NathanG Tue March 2, 2010 @ 10:39 PM


Sorry, I don't buy it. by Just Simply Bella Sera Wed March 3, 2010 @ 7:50 AM


Sure there is by NathanG Wed March 3, 2010 @ 8:24 AM


I guess it depends on your experience ordering pizza. by Just Simply Bella Sera Wed March 3, 2010 @ 11:02 AM


Wont debate that by NathanG Wed March 3, 2010 @ 12:34 PM

THAT'S why I ASKED the server if I can have a 2 topping pizza but 1/2 & 1/2. He said it was fine. by DAVID T. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:12 AM

Even Papa John would AGREE that 4 toppings, 2 on each half of the pizza = a 2 topping Pizza by DAVID T. Sat March 6, 2010 @ 1:17 AM


by RowdyRetailer Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 12:45 PM

I have to side with the OP.

I worked at Little Caesars when I was a teenager, continued to work
there through college part time, while I had another full time job,
and went to college.

Anyway, the pizza he ordered would be a 2 topping pizza, two toppings
on one side, two toppings on the other. Its really the same thing,
other than they are different toppings.


This is the way LC did it. He did not mention whether this was a
chain or not, but he did ask for clarification.


Good Day

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It's not a chain.. by Harleycat Tue March 2, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

The business was set up to RIP customers off!!! by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:51 AM


"he did ask for clarification" by Donno Tue March 2, 2010 @ 6:45 PM

I ordered a 2 topping Pizza with 4 different toppings by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:52 AM

I ordered a 2 topping Pizza with 4 different toppings by S C. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:07 AM

THAT'S why I ASKED the server if I can have a 2 topping pizza but 1/2 & 1/2. He said it was fine. by DAVID T. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:13 AM

by RedheadwGlasses Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 12:22 PM

I've read some of the other comments and disagree with them 100%.
I've ordered MANY 1/2 and 1/2 pizzas in my life, and have ALWAYS been
charged as the OP suggests is corerct. If I ordered 2 toppings on one
half, and 3 on another (as I did just last week), then I get charged
for a three-topping pizza, not five.

I am completely on the OP's side on this. The pizza place is ripping
people off and they know it.

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I thought I was alone=-) by Casmly Tue March 2, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

This is a very simple situation. by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:54 AM

by RedheadwGlasses Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 12:20 PM

I agree. You should have been charged for only two toppings. They
had no motivation to fix the tab because they probably knew you were
from out of town (sent to them by the hotel employee).

Which also means, no motivation to make better pizza.

"The manager would rather lose a customer over 53 cents worth of
toppings."

Except you were from out of town. Not really a lost customer.

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You are Correct. They Rip Customers off All the Time by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:55 AM


by batmoody Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 11:24 AM

Pineapple
Ham
Pepperoni
Mushroom

Yep that's four.

If being charged what you assumed you would be charged was so
important, you should have asked up front if there were any additional
costs.

Just becasue you do it that way or some places do it that way isn't a
reason to expect everyone to do it that way.


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The OP did ask up front by Nate. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 6:11 PM

I did ask by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:55 AM

4 Different Toppings, 2 Toppings on Each Side = 2 Topping Pizza by DAVID T. Fri March 5, 2010 @ 1:14 AM
by KJCat Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

Two plus two equals four.

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Your math is correct by Nate. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 6:13 PM

Actually, by KJCat Wed March 24, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

This is a very simple situation by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:57 AM

You're right. by KJCat Tue July 27, 2010 @ 10:47 AM

by Donno Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 9:05 AM

What I find unbelievable is that the manager, after you challenged
her, would intentionally rip you off.

You already asked the manager to credit you, and she told you that you
had a 4-topping pizza.

The quality of the pizza is immaterial, unless you are hoping to
parlay that into a discount off the hotel bill. I really don't think
that telling people the regular pizza is a rip off is going to result
in a refund off what they feel is a correct bill. That's
unbelievable.

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John’s Pizza in New York on West 44th Street, Time Square by DAVID T. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 10:50 AM

by Donno Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 8:54 AM

They probably assumed by this statement that you meant one topping on
one side, and a second topping on the other. Did you assume they knew
what you meant?

You ordered a 4 topping pizza - if you told them you wanted to put two
toppings on half, and two different toppings on the second half, the
quote may have been different. This could simply be a lack of
communication versus an attempt to hose the customer out of a few
bucks, and make it so the customer never comes back.

Did you look at the bottom of the menu to see if topping application
was discussed in the fine print? The backside of the menu?

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I ordered a 2 topping Pizza with 4 different toppings by DAVID T. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 11:00 AM


LOL Look at your title by NathanG Tue March 2, 2010 @ 10:37 PM

I tried by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 1:59 AM


by NathanG Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 8:16 AM

Most pizza places put the same amount of toppings on a half as they
would a whole so you still get charged.

Other than that I dont know how you assumed the 4 toppings you asked
for amounted to only 2. You even said in your statements

"We ordered a large 2 topping pizza – 2 toppings on each side of the
pizza"

By your own statment you ordered 4 toppings for a 2 toppings pizza.

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This is NOT true by DAVID T. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 11:04 AM

Re: This is NOT true by KnitShoni Tue March 2, 2010 @ 4:25 PM

This is a very simple situation. by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 2:00 AM

by fireheart17 Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 7:03 AM

there were two toppings on each side of the pizza. Therefore, it was a
four topping pizza. Half and half doesn't change anything-I used to
order half and half when I was younger and they actually did charge me
extra for it. Still, I'd go there if I could...the pizza sounds great!

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I ordered a 2 topping Pizza with 4 different toppings by DAVID T. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 11:09 AM

They'll charge you by E C. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 12:02 PM


"you were trying to put a once over on the restaurant" by Nate. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 6:16 PM

Fine then. by E C. Wed March 3, 2010 @ 9:53 AM

The business was set up to RIP customers off!!! by DAVID T. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 2:00 AM
by Michelle O. Posted Tue March 2, 2010 @ 12:50 AM

I think that they probably only charge for 4 toppings if you order 4.
I bet that there would be no problem if you actually ordered a 2
topping pizza, but that's just me.

I would agree (if you had said) that the server should have clarified
for you that you would have to pay for the added toppings, but I'm
going out on a limb and guessing that he didn't realize when you asked
if you could order the pizza that way you were really asking about how
you would be charged.


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Very dishonest and unethical behavior. by DAVID T. Tue March 2, 2010 @ 2:34 AM




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