Pizza!

Pizza places are like ex-boyfriends… Eventually, they disappoint you & you break up. Our pizza place of the last two years suddenly stopped accepting any of their corporation’s coupons (for someone who rarely remembers to use coupons, I always utilize them for pizza purchases) & started going too quickly with their pizza preparation (a few jalapenos in the middle of my cheese pizza & then an underdone crust, etc.).

At least once a week, I have no time in the evening to throw something together or venture out for dinner. These nights beg for delivery (or cereal). When our pizza place hit three strikes, I decided to revisit former flames (never a good idea, right?). One was completely out of business. One no longer delivered to our area. One still had terrible / nonexistent coupons (the reason we had broken up in the first place). Sulky, I decided not to eat dinner that night (as we were out of cereal, even).

The guy turned around a few minutes later and named a pizza place I had previously ignored due to its ridiculous name: Extreme Pizza. I always felt like shouting when we’d get one of their fliers. “Hey, here’s your check stub & a new Rachael Ray magazine. Ugh, PG&E bill… OH! MY! GOSH! EXTREEEEEEEEME!!!! PIZZA!!!!!” However, a lack of other options forced me to give them a shot.

I’ll be honest, their delivery time is longer than any other pizza place I’ve tried. While the chains normally deliver in 30 minutes, I have waited 45-75 for Extreme Pizza (now tried it a couple of times). However, it’s worth it! Here’s why:

  1. Their coupons are awesome! Each receipt comes with a stack of coupons, but I’ve found great ones on the website as well. You can get free breadsticks with any online order & two large pizzas for the price of one on Tuesdays.
  2. Each person with whom I’ve interacted has been almost suspiciously cheerful. The delivery guy might be taking uppers, even. When I spoke with someone on the phone, he was fantastically polite & helpful (let me write in a coupon that the internet site wasn’t accepting for some reason – letting me get the internet order bonus & use the coupon from the receipt).
  3. I started off with a cheese pizza (my standby), but the delivery guy talked me into trying one of their Extreme Pizza Creations (their words, not mine) on a subsequent order. Truly, their “Ragin’ Rooster” was an amazing pizza – the best I’d had in awhile. Their description: A pizza with chicken marinated in a killer BBQ sauce, red onions, fresh cilantro, cheddar and mozzarella.
  4. All of the other stuff we’ve tried has been good too – cheese pizza, calzone, breadsticks.

Admittedly, the wait time is a bit longer & their signature pizzas are more expensive (around $20 for a large), but buy one / get one free on Tuesdays rocks, and my total would still actually be about the same as a pizza & breadsticks & delivery fee from another place, so I am sold.

Also, cold pizza for lunch makes my day!

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Hooray! We love your enthusiasm and comments! Thank you for the kind words and we take all of our customers comments and suggestions to heart. We consistently try to improve our service and delviery is one that we strive hard at. Thank you for your patience and for getting “Extreme!”

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  2. Posted by Ellen on May 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Wow. I am amazed that you found my random journal entry & commented upon it. I guess that goes back to your cheerful employees. Color me impressed.

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    • Hey Ellen! Thank for the great review. Next time you come in I’d love to talk to you about your experiences. I took over a few months ago and I am so excited about amking this THE BESST pizza place in Fresn- I ampesonall committed to improving customer service- so bear with us as we want never want you to cheat on us with anothe pizza chain. lol Feel free to call me with any concerns. Rebecca

      ps We are doing karaoke on Wed. nights and will start to have some nice guitarists come in to play some great music on the weekends. I rally want to make this a great neighborhood hangout- any suggestions from our side are much appreciated. Thanks again!

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  3. Posted by Ellen on May 14, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Wow x2! However, I was referencing the downtown Modesto location in my post, so good luck & karaoke is always a good thing!

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