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Papa John's Pizza! Absolute worst pizza I have ever had!

  1. Jillian Barclay profile image87
    Jillian Barclayposted 6 years ago

    Two nights ago, my son was craving Papa John's Pizza. I had never eaten it. I usually make my own, from scratch pizza, and it is awesome, but I said okay. He ordered, it was delivered and it tasted like cardboard, actually cardboard might taste better! Anyone agree or are my taste buds way out of line?

    1. Jim Hunter profile image61
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you sure you didn't bite the box?

      I like Papa Johns its better than some and not as good as others.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Philly Cheese Steak Pizza by Dominos. Love it.

      then  Pizza Mia by Pizza Hut

      Lastly Papa Johns - The Works (Perfect Pan Crust) -- try that, it is good.

      I prefer Dominos.

      1. Jillian Barclay profile image87
        Jillian Barclayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Philly Cheesesteak Pizza actually sounds pretty good! What is on it? What kind of cheese?

        Just looked online-found alot of recipes for philly cheesesteak pizza- going to make one tonight-

        left over roast beef, chopped up into bite-sized pieces
        1 onion, chopped
        1 bell pepper, chopped
        8 ounces of mushrooms
        3 Tablespoons of worcesteshire sauce
        Carmelize onions-add and saute bell peppers and mushrooms together, til tender. Add roast beef and worcesteshire sauce, heat through and drain excess liquid from pan
        8 ounces of mozarella and 8 ounces of provolone, mixed

        Use your favorite pizza dough brush with olive oil and spread some crushed garlic across the top-bake about 5-10 minutes-usually at 375 degrees- spread the roast beef and onion mixture across dough, then add the cheese- finish baking in the oven about 10 more minutes. Sounds awesome!

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          thin sliced steak, - beef, cheese, mushrooms and peppers

          I see you've got the recipe

          1. Jillian Barclay profile image87
            Jillian Barclayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It just sounds good! Thank you!

        2. KristenGrace profile image60
          KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Haha - nice job locating the recipe - Enjoy smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, it's not very good.

      My problem with pizza is that most places make the thick crust, which turns out like eating half-raw dough, what kind of pizza is that?!  I always order the thin crust for myself, everyone else can have their ball of dough crust.

      I like Domino's.

      And there's a little local place here called Mr. Gatti's.
      Best pizza around, and they have an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes pizza, salad, and even some "dessert" pizzas that are almost as good as apple or cherry pie.

      1. rmcrayne profile image95
        rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        Gatti's is a chain with 140+ locations. 

        http://find.mapmuse.com/map/mr-gattis

        1. Flightkeeper profile image78
          Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wait, isn't gatti italian for cats?  Do you really want to order from a place called Cats' ?

          Just saying.

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            Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Gulp.......

            haha I dunno if it is or not; I just know I luv their pizza!
            big_smile

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wow. I didn't know that.  Thanks for the info!
          Rock on, Mr. Gatti's! big_smile

  2. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I am not sure I agree that cardboard would taste better, having had both! I can agree that a home made pizza made from scratch is way better then just about anything you can get delivered to the door big_smile

    1. Jillian Barclay profile image87
      Jillian Barclayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      For some reason, men in their 20's and 30's seem to love Papa John's (at least my son and his friends do). Sorry, but it was gross! I don't even think the cheese was real cheese or is that just the way all fast food pizza tastes? Actually, have never had cardboard, but thought it might taste similar!

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    Revive@OwnRiskposted 6 years ago

    There aren't any chain pizzarias that I like. Usually the best ones are local shops that have been in the business for a long time.

    1. tobey100 profile image61
      tobey100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Totally agree.  "Chain" pizzas are nothing but massed produced, flavored cardboard.  No offense intended to Papa and the others.  I guess there's a market for everything after all, some people will buy the Chevy Volt.

      1. KristenGrace profile image60
        KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with you guys - Not a fan of the "chains" either.

  4. ftclick profile image60
    ftclickposted 6 years ago

    I don't think it's the worst but it is at the bottom. I had a special pizza from a joint a few blocks away that also serves chicken (my 1st warning). It came from a hotel flyer and I could not even finish one piece. Those mom & pops that fix other unrelated foods and pizza are the ones to avoid. Papas is no good either. At least Pizza Hut charges you more and you get a somewhat decent pizza, not great but decent.

  5. CarpetDiem profile image78
    CarpetDiemposted 6 years ago

    hmmm...
    I'll have to remember this.
    I keep seeing the Papa John commercials on TV and wanted to try one, but we don't have one locally. I thought if I was ever near one, I'd try it, but maybe now I'll pass.

  6. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    None of the chains are good.  Papa Johns though is particularly awful.  I get free coupons frequently; I donate them to homeless shelters.

    I'm expecting an angry mob of homeless to attack my home some night.

    1. Jillian Barclay profile image87
      Jillian Barclayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Read your posts all the time! This one is very funny!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you.  The truth hurts, but sometimes it amuses instead.

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    I call it mafia meal. It adds stomach problems if you have any. It adds weight problems, because too much melted cheese and half cooked dough with it could sit in your stomach forever. It gives your stomach asidity like hell. It's not cheap if you order it. And other than some chicken or beef protein and some mushrooms and peppers if they put any on top, what kind of nutrition value in it? Well, if it's fresh and you are hungry and it smells good, who cares that you are going to have bloated stomach later? We have lots of pepto-bismol or whatever-gizmo pills on the market to give you a relief. Hurray, civilization, go ahead, eat your pizza.

    1. Jillian Barclay profile image87
      Jillian Barclayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My son had to take Tums in the middle of the night with Papa John's- guess that proves your point!

      BTW-the philly cheesesteak pizza was awesome! Made my own crust and the veggies were actually my favorite part- also added some cherry tomatoes, uncooked and chopped in half. Recommend sharp provolone! Makes all the difference! Had it with a spinach salad with red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing- kind of used the 'pizza' as a dipping tool for the salad dressing. That is just what Italians do, I guess!

  8. Moonchild60 profile image84
    Moonchild60posted 6 years ago

    Wow, I have to tell you I have heard some really bad things about Papa John's Pizza.  Every person I know who has tried it has just shaken their head and made a face. So I have stayed away from both that and Domino's.  I try to just go to pizza hut if I want outside pizza, otherwise I usually make my own.  It's worth all the work to have a really good pizza.

  9. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    tastes differ smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image82
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      tongue

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-sad-smileys-435.gif
    Right, Misha as always.

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Sorry about that tongue

  11. Amber4 profile image60
    Amber4posted 6 years ago via iphone

    Wow! You must've just had someone new on the job make that pizza because Papa Johns is delicious! But if you're generally a healthy person you probably wouldn't be a fan anyway. They have giant grease piles on their pizza and it's delicious. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Lol!

  12. lilibees profile image60
    lilibeesposted 6 years ago

    I have always loved papa john,s great pizza I thought!

  13. Flightkeeper profile image78
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    I gotta say, Domino's has really improved.  It used to be that the only reason that you would buy Domino's is because it was the cheapest pizza and they delivered quick when you're hungry.

  14. I am DB Cooper profile image68
    I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago

    It's true, Papa John's is pretty awful. I'm lucky enough to live in a small town with a large population of first or second generation Italian-Americans, many of whom have opened up small pizzerias, so I don't have to eat that crap pizza from Papa John's, Dominoes, or Pizza Hut.

 
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