Recently, I got this not so original idea to race…pizza delivery drivers. If this seems foreign to you, it’s basically ordering pizza from multiple places and seeing who arrives first.
I couldn’t do most fast food, as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, etc. haven’t copied Burger King and are still making us drive there to get our chicken nuggets and Diet Coke (I don’t need all that sugar). I thought this was America. Chinese delivery was out, since there aren’t many that provide online ordering services, and I don’t want to talk to someone when I’m ordering food. I’m hungry and I don’t have time for smalltalk.
I avoided the big national chains for this round, since many other options were available. I chose Vocelli Pizza, Paisano’s Pizza, and Naked Pizza (oh yeah). I kept the orders mostly consistent and ordered the works/deluxe/everything pizzas from the respective locations. I ordered around 1100, to be ahead of the lunch rush. After filling out all the details, I lined up 3 browser windows and hit the Place Order buttons on each.
Yeah, this may not have been the cheapest blog posts, but I felt compelled to do this. For science. These delivery charges really add up. Who came up with this idear? They must be swimming in cash. Anyways, onto the results:
Clocking in at 22 minutes was Paisano’s.
At 60 Minutes, it was Naked and Vocelli. The drivers actually showed up at the same time and held the door for each other. How cute. I had to give the 2nd place to Naked because they were further away and Vocelli is practically right next door to Paisano’s. They should’ve just carpooled.
I was thinking about how to score this and adding different weighting factors to account for distance from my location, but Paisano’s pretty much destroyed the other 2, having taken only a third of the time of the others. As this is strictly a speed competition, I had no plans to rate the pizzas, but if I had to judge, I would pick Naked Pizza as the favorite of the three. It was worth the wait.