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Old 03-01-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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It always amazes me what people think a restaurant will do. Why in the hell would you request an uncooked pizza? Just get a frozen one from a grocery store and cook it yourself. I am guessing it is a code violation or store policy not to provide a raw pizza.

True story, worked in a restaurant going through college. A guy came in and ordered a raw NY steak and six raw eggs. The manage came out and said we cannot provide you with uncooked food. The guy threw a tantrum and had to be escorted out of the restaurant.
What about those Take & Bake places, then? We have a Papa Murphy's + a locally-owned one here, and you have the option of cooked or uncooked. I bought the latter recently, and they made it right in front of me - then wrapped it loosely in plastic for me to take home. Soooo, how is that a code violation if they (a nationwide chain) can do this?? I'm confused!

And since you asked, the frozen pizzas you buy at a grocery store aren't the same. When you get a "take and bake" (from any restaurant) it's made fresh on the spot, with store-quality ingredients. No comparison to one that was assembled at a plant, frozen, shipped, and then sat in a grocery freezer for however long.
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:10 PM
 
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I hate cheap tippers, especially d- bags that don't tip delivery drivers
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I am guessing it is a code violation or store policy not to provide a raw pizza.

I am guessing someone visualized the raw pizza ending up on the evening news during the Consumer Watchdog segment: "See what happened when a woman ordered a pizza from Pirates Pizza Palace!"
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:41 PM
 
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I hate cheap tippers, especially d- bags that don't tip delivery drivers
How about you hate cheap business owners, especially d-bags that don't pay enough delivery drivers. Why should I subsidize you with my tips? Please, don't tell me it's a social norm.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:52 PM
 
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How about you hate cheap business owners, especially d-bags that don't pay enough delivery drivers. Why should I subsidize you with my tips? Please, don't tell me it's a social norm.
I don't even hardly ever have pizza delivered anymore because between the tip and the extra added charge for delivery, my pizza ends up costing almost twice as much. My $12.99 large pizza now costs me about $20.00 or more. No thank you.
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If your pizza isn't safe raw, it isn't safe cooked.

?? Raw chicken, hamburger, etc is not safe to eat. Once cooked, it is.
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:40 AM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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How about you hate cheap business owners, especially d-bags that don't pay enough delivery drivers. Why should I subsidize you with my tips? Please, don't tell me it's a social norm.
If you choose to do business with an establishment where the business model is that a portion of an employee's earning comes directly from the customer, and then you decide to game the system for your own benefit (thereby screwing the employee out of that portion of their earnings), and if you're poorly-thought-out excuse is that this amounts to a 'subsidy', then you're just cheap and selfish. Period.

Of course, that's no excuse for the actions of the loser delivery person in this story.
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:55 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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if you choose to do business with an establishment where the business model is that a portion of an employee's earning comes directly from the customer, and then you decide to game the system for your own benefit (thereby screwing the employee out of that portion of their earnings), and if you're poorly-thought-out excuse is that this amounts to a 'subsidy', then you're just cheap and selfish. Period.

of course, that's no excuse for the actions of the loser delivery person in this story.
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:25 AM
 
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re the trustworthiness of delivery guys:

I went to a local pizza place awhile back and asked for an uncooked pizza. I came back to pick it up - and they had cooked the damn thing. They told me they couldn't let me take it out of the kitchen raw in case of contamination. They had to cook it first to make sure it wasn't germ-encrusted.

If your pizza isn't safe raw, it isn't safe cooked. If it is unsafe for me to take your pizza home and cook it myself because its all germy, it isn't going to be any safer coming out of your oven. Its fine to send it out unsupervised for delivery, but I can't pick it up and take it home and cook it in my own oven on my own pizza stone, because only 19 yo stoners can be trusted with a pizza.

I have never set foot in any store belonging to that chain ever again. And I won't order for delivery, either. It may get here in 30 mins or less, but its still too soggy by the time it gets here. Much better to bake it yourself.
No place wil do that, and I think state laws may not allow them to. I tried to get Philly Soft Pretzels raw because I like mine light golden color and they make them too dark, but they were not allowed to sell them to me that way. Cooking does destroy many food borne bacteria.
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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It always amazes me what people think a restaurant will do. Why in the hell would you request an uncooked pizza? Just get a frozen one from a grocery store and cook it yourself. I am guessing it is a code violation or store policy not to provide a raw pizza.
We have a joint near here that specifically offers 'take and bake' pizzas. A delivery or take-out pizza loses heat during travel and may arrive at your home luke-warm or even cold. 'Take and bake' allows you to enjoy the convenience of having a professionally made pizza, fresh from the oven and piping hot, in your home.

It is amazing that you, apparently, cannot imagine why anyone would want this.

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True story, worked in a restaurant going through college. A guy came in and ordered a raw NY steak and six raw eggs. The manage came out and said we cannot provide you with uncooked food. The guy threw a tantrum and had to be escorted out of the restaurant.
Some people enjoy 'steak tartar'. I have eaten plenty of raw eggs with no ill effects. The manager should have said "...we will not provide...", there is a difference in the two statements. There is a certain Japanese restaurant that I go to, which serves a dish that includes raw beef, which I very much enjoy.

Things are getting ridiculous. I will no longer patronize Appleby's- I like my steaks medium rare, the last time I went to an Appleby's I ordered a steak, when the waitress asked how I wanted it I told her "medium rare". She said they would only cook it 'medium' or 'well done', neither of these is acceptable, I'm NOT paying good money for an over-cooked steak. I was very 'ticked-off' and I believe it was justified. While I didn't throw a 'tantrum', I *did* make it clear, in no uncertain terms, that if my steak did not come out 'medium rare' there *would* be trouble.

I'm tired of this crap. If I'm paying good money for someone else to cook my food, it damn well better be cooked the way I want it...Oh, and that steak *did* come out medium rare- sometimes you need to be forceful to get what you want. I'm fed up with people telling me that I can't have this if I want it, 'medium rare' is pretty standard for beef, and rare is not uncommon. If I say I want my steak 'medium rare', then it had better come out medium [expletive] rare.
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