I probably mentioned my previous employ at Papa John's earlier. It's the only real job I've had other than my current one at Smiley Media. If you're anything like me (is anyone?), then you might assume there's no room for life changing innovation at a major pizza chain. However, you'd be wrong.
When we were hungry, we'd make ourselves a pizza. It's possible that you're not supposed to do that, but it was a laid back environment. My boss was my friend, as were most of my coworkers. Deliveries would take a back seat to dough fights, and phone calls would occasionally go unanswered. Almost every day we'd each make a pizza.
I loved Papa John's pizza. It was a good deal better than other pizza chains, and I thought I'd never get sick of it. As some of you may have experienced, working at a restaurant will make you totally sick of their food.
One day, eager to try something new, I got a medium sized dough. I stretched it to a large size to make a really thin crust. I dumped vegetables, cheese, and meat on one half, folded it in half, crimped the edge, and sent it through the conveyer-belt oven one an a half times.
When it came out, it was glorious. Because it had no sauce, it didn't taste like a normal pizza. It tasted like the calzone it was meant to be. Eager to stamp my name onto anything and everything, I called it the T Zone.
The T Zone was a huge hit amongst my fellow employees, and until I quit shortly after it was the snack of choice around the restaurant.
After quitting, I didn't think much of the T Zone until I saw an ad in the paper for it. Only this time it wasn't made at Papa John's. It was made at Pizza Hut, and they called it a P'Zone. A blatant rip off! I don't know for sure, of course, but I'd be surprised if the P'Zone made it to market if I hadn't created the first one at Papa Johns. It's a small world.
dang...better than new york? that's fairly amazing. jane must try this papa john's, then.
and what about Austin's Pizza? they have great pizza, too, and super fresh ingredients. (they have fresh rosemary, garlic, basil, and cilantro)
my friend worked there for a month, and she says it's the only place she eats pizza, because she knows how well they make it.
and calling this entry "the t-zone" is clever, because most people will probably think it's about acne! :D
I live in NYC.
It is said that you can not find better pizza anywhere in the world than you can in NYC.
I wholly disagree.
Papa John's kicks the crap out of any pizza joint no matter where you are.
I love that crap.
Yours sounds more like a stromboli, and less like a calzone. A true calzone contains ricotta cheese, a stromboli doesn't. Sounds to me like you and pizza hut both ripped off the italians. The difference is that Pizza used theirs for evil corporate profit, and yours was only used for peaceful purposes.
You should have trademarked your products name back in the day, then you could have taken pizza hut's devil money.
I frigging love the texture and taste of Papa John's crust - crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. No other mass market chain pizza can touch their dough, and as any pizza lover knows, it's the dough that counts. Sauce would be next on the list. But dough is #1.
I had never gambled before and knew nothing about it, but I'd gotten too many e-mails like it. I was at my parents house for winter break during my first year at UT, and I was bored.
"Free $50 just for downloading our casino!"
Hmm. That doesn't seem very risky. I might as well download to see what it's all about.
At one particular point in my Eve career i said it'd be fun to some Planetary Interaction. In retrospect i was bloody insane for thinking micromanaging will be fun but at that point the concept of 'easy' and passive money-gain appealed to me.
Found myself a little planet off Molden Heath close to Rens, in lowsec, with an Interbus CO on it. It was fine and dandy for a few days, getting stuff up, and then i accidentally misspoke in a channel that i wanted to destroy the CO to put my own one up. I mean, it was a future plan, but didn't exactly want that done /right then/. One person, we'll call him 'dude' for easy referencing, was more than eager to jump on my proposal to mini-posbash the CO. Quoting him, he was bored and wanted something to do. For payment, he said we'll talk after since he was doing it for fun but we discussed some options, one of them involving IRL pizza.
Now, while i was cahooted into this mostly, i couldn't anticipate the carnage that would ensue. I was away from the system, but we were mailing every once in a while when stuff started happening. I think he was with an alt, both battleships, in a sector in lowsec, preparing for a grueling few hours of bashing a CO. Indeed, a few hours later, i got this:
"Planet is clear although I can't guarantee it stays that way. Mail me tomorrow regarding pizza.
Killmails linked belowKill: Lijja Cuu (Tempest Fleet Issue)Kill: Lijja Cuu (Harpy)Kill: Lijja Cuu (Prophecy)Kill: Dark Threat (Jaguar) "