Food News: Domino’s Artisan Pizza
Something new is coming to Domino’s: Artisan Pizza. Full details and pictures of the pizza are not yet available, but we’ll update when we find out. Could this be the next big change for Domino’s Pizza? Here is a pic of a portion of the pizza box:
The Domino’s Artisan Pizza will be rectangular. The crust is a small dough ball stretched into a large pie with a rolling-pin, like a Brooklyn crust you can get now except with a rolling-pin. It comes three ways. Spinach and Feta, Sausage and Peppers and a Pepperoni-based pizza (details not clear). Also whoever cooks the pizza has to sign the box.
So what do you think? Anyone have any info on this?
From GrubGrade reader Justin Houston:
I have a buddy who works at Domino’s and just finished training to make these on Wednesday. Actually got to try a slice or two as well! Here’s a few details:
– My friend said there were three varieties: Spinach and Feta, Sausage and Peppers, but the third (and the one I ate) was actually a Salami and Roasted Veggies.
– It’s a rectangular-shaped thin crust pie without any cornmeal at the bottom. Don’t expect char or bubbling or anything like that, of course…it’s still Domino’s. However, it was light and chewy without being tough or a nuisance. Fairly pleasant.
– The amount of cheese was much less than normal, but that should be expected on this kind of pizza where they are clearly trying to mimic “authentic, handcrafted” pies. In fact, I really didn’t miss it all that much. Makes me wonder whether I’d miss the mountains of mozzarella on the standard versions.
– The big thing he let me in on was that you cannot add items to the Artisans, only remove them. This isn’t a new crust and they don’t want people treating it as such. That kind of blows, as I’d love to add chicken to the spinach and feta.
– The price was what really surprised me. I see chains use words like “artisan” and assume it’s an excuse to jack the price. With only one size available, the pricing standard seems to be $8, which was WAY more reasonable than I was expecting.
– The whole package with actually pretty darn good, but I must admit two things: I was incredibly hungry at the time and my buddy is absolutely fantastic at turning out quality Domino’s pizzas. He’s kind of a Pizza wizard. A pizzard, perhaps?
I hope people find this helpful, and I hope this information stays the same when it goes public, as I’d be more than willing to throw down some cash for another like my buddy made.