Pizza hut & papa johns; doing it wrong

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by icedmocha, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. icedmocha macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2008
    Both of these apps are absolutely horrid to use. Why?

    Pizza hut is worse ye because even if you want to avoid the app they force you to their unacceptable mobile app. If you want to order a pizza you have to create an account; with a strong password to boot! Why can't I order a pizza without creating an account and password and agreeing to your crappy marketing? I won't be ordering pizza from your store.

    Papa johns app is peculiar, and not in a nice way. Log in to the mobile site and it may or may not show you prices and promotions. Sometimes prices dot show until the end of the order. Again, unacceptable, I'm tired of navigating my way through it.
  2. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    why not just call them and place an order, takes the same amount of time

    you iPhone is capable of making outgoing calls, i know sometimes it is hard to remember it can with all the peripheral functions out there, :):)

    do we really need to boycott an entire chain of restaurants because their iPhone isn't good?
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  4. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    The title of the thread is correct. They are doing Pizza wrong.;)
  5. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    but sometimes that is the only place still open late at night, and that is better than frozen
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Pizza places by me are open until 10, maybe 11 on weekends. If they're closed, I'll go to the diner. :D
  7. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    Exactly, which makes complaints about their apps redundant.
  8. icedmocha thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2008
    Some advertised deals are app only. The pizza is substandard, though papa johns is not bad. Most people prefer a non chain restaraunt and usually they suck too. So there ya go.
  9. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    So true. And yes we need to boycott these "pizza stores". Pizza is not to be made in a chain:)

    +1 Best comment of the night.

    If the OP lives in NY and buys pizza from a chain, then you deserve what you get. NY, and NYC in particular makes the best pizza. JMO.
  10. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Way to deflect from the real issue at hand, and that is poorly-made apps. If Za Hut or Papa Johns is going to offer an app, it should be usable. Some people like the convenience of ordering through the app, particularly when away from home or in the car.
  11. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2008
    Upstate Central NY
    What Papa John's app? Did a search to check it out and found none. Have seen the dedicated Pizza Hut app. Is the PJ app a dedicated one for PJ's only or a combo app for various brands?

  12. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Because if they didn't require you to exert some sort of effort to place an order, a bunch of dumb middle school kids would be spending the night ordering a bunch of pizzas and having them delivered to teachers they don't like.

  13. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    I agree, make sure to write reviews so maybe they'll realize how bad it is.

    Here is the funny part about pizza hut:

    1. you download the app.
    2. you try to use, it asks you to login.
    3. you can't make a new login, you have to exit the app.
    4. you go to mobileSafari, except....can't make a login there either.
    5. You are forced to go to your laptop.
    6. by now, their store is closed by a few minutes cause it took so long to get all of it working.

    Think that's nuts? It happened to me.
  14. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    I had Domino's 2 nights ago and forgot for the first time in years to add Domino's Herbs to the order. Tasted god-awful. A good reminder how nasty pizza chain food really is.

    Still, it is handy and filling.. good crowd pleaser too.
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    All things happen for a reason, my son. You were spared the chain pizza with their bland sauce and cardboard crust.
  16. icedmocha thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2008
    Papa's is a web app. I don't have internet at home so pizza hut was useless. Most local non-chains were closed due to snow. On the plus side, I'm just going to start making pizza at home from now on. The search for a good crust recipe begins :)
  17. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    You don't have to create a new account each time you order. Of course you have to create an account though. And for most people who are using this app, they probably already have an online account to begin with.

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