Little Caesars Hot-n-Ripoff pizza
There's a Little Caesars pizza shop less than a mile from my real estate office, Remerica Integrity, in Northville, MI, that I've been buying pizzas at for about 4 years now. Maybe 3 years ago, I asked them if I could swap out the pepperoni for another single item. They said yes. That made me very happy because pepperoni is probably my most disliked topping on a pizza, besides anchovies of course.
Fast forward to tonight.
I called ahead to order a ham pizza. He said it'll be ready in about 10-15 minutes. No mention of an extra charge.
Fifteen minutes later I walk into the store and he says it's $6.36. I said the Hot-n-Ready's are only $5. Why's it so expensive?
His answer? If you change the topping, it's $1 more.
My thinking is that if there's going to be an "additional" charge, the topping I want should be "in addition to" the one that already comes on it!
Besides, paying extra for a topping exchange, you should at least get a decent amount of whatever topping is supposed to be on the pizza.
Here's a picture of the ham pizza I got today...
That's an unacceptable amount of ham for a pizza topping. I wish I'd have looked at the pizza before I paid for it. I would've walked out.
Between buying pizzas for dinner (because I work late a lot), I also buy them as "thank you's" for the afternoon secretaries, sometimes the cleaning lady, and some of the other agents that I pal around with in the office.
I buy 2,3 sometimes 4 pizzas from this place every week. This amount doesn't even take into consideration any family gatherings or parties that we have at our house that my wife will go and get pizzas for. That's 100-200 pizzas a year!
I will not pay extra for a 1 item pizza. To me, it doesn't make sense.
I hope this was worth the extra $1 you got outta me tonight.