* original: http://www.thesneeze.com/2007/the-great-pizza-orientation-te...
* anniversary stories: https://gizmodo.com/reflections-on-the-10th-anniversary-of-n... and https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/hbd-none-pizza-w...
"Time To Your Door: 44-74 minutes"
I doubt it. I can't afford to try it, but I doubt it. Will it take my $770 and deliver me 25 pizzas in less than 1 hour and 15 minutes on NYE? I would be absolutely shocked.
I recommend adding a disclaimer, or a time "estimate" phrase, or something. Do the estimates come from Dominos? Are they real? Shockingly wicked fast estimates if you ask me.
As a former manager, blowing through unrealistic delivery estimates for online orders were over half of the complaints I had to deal with.
 PULSE is the in-house Point of Sale system Dominos created. Except it’s not just a POS, it does inventory management, labor management, shift scheduling, delivery routing, etc. Theoretically it has every variable it needs to estimate delivery times. But there’s a disconnect between theory and practice, as most franchises don’t learn enough about the ins and outs of the system to customize a lot of the defaults or even to use all of the modules.
I for one welcome adding an element of chaos into food ordering
That's the point. Do you understand what 'roulette' means in this context? When you play roulette you more often than not lose all your money and have nothing to show for it. Like an inedible pizza.
If you made it so you always got something nice to eat... it wouldn't be roulette, would it?
Yes.... like a game of roulette where you sometimes lose it all and get nothing out of it at all.
What you desire is a very basic, boring version of roulette which you can easily make with a few lines of Python code.
random.randrange(0, 4) # number of toppings
random.randrange(1, 100) # this in a loop iterating with result of previous amount, and this from a database where each number representing a topping.
Its much more fun to do some advanced stuff with randomisation such as adding weights, blacklists, whitelists, edible combinations, etc. When you get edible results based on randomisation is when I call it a success.
Second, you're excluding a significant amount of people  by not catering to vegetarians. Regardless of your dietary preference this is not done in 2017.
If you can choose not to eat certain things, the rest of the world can choose not to be bound by your artificial social constructs.
/ "Not done in 2017"... SMH.
At the very least, a bunch of disclaimers that the outcome might not be according to certain diets (ie. "the random outcome is unlikely to be kosher, halal, vegetarian, etc").
It would be more correct to say "choose not to eat." Being a vegetarian isn't like being afflicted by a disease. It's a lifestyle choice.
In a question about national ID I said I don't have to be open-minded and consider every single proposal. The community here was loud and clear: me not wanting to consider an alternative solution is a bad™ thing. Well, I say a vegetarian wanting to never see a menu with meat on it (which is what this essentially is) is similarly l closed minded.
I mean if you're allergic to something, I think you have a right to ask "does this food contain x? I am allergic to x" but everyone else can shove it with their special diet.
Typically with roulette there is a substantial upside to winning as well (large payout at casino for example). What is great thing you get by winning pizza roulette? A pizza that you could simply have ordered at no risk?
That said, I'd prefer roulette on their medium pizzas that seem to be on sale perpetually. That with a modest upcharge and I might use it.
With Dominos pizza, I already have the feeling my toppings are random. That is, sometimes I get a lot of topping, and most of the time but not always I get very little topping.
It's definitely not worth it from a price perspective. The best deal at the moment, if ordered directly from Dominos, appears to be 2 Medium 1-Topping Pizzas, 16 Piece Parmesan Bread Bites, 8 Piece Cinnamon Twists, a 2 Liter of Coke, and a $1 donation to St. Jude for $19.99.
roulette.pizza could use some better price-optimization mechanics, like fewer toppings (it's really diminishing returns past the first few), picking a pre-made pizza randomly, or even being able to randomly order whatever Domino's deal of the moment happens to be, like that St. Jude offer.
If it's Dominos, then I feel your pain.
Edit: it’s probably just the common salary & cost level difference here at the play, if in some places even a junior can make over 100k / year..
It's also 40 inches across, so I have to borrow the neighbor's truck to go pick it up.
Random address may or may not be going too far.
How about I enter how much money I'm willing to spend, and the website comes up with an order that fits the constraint? Completely random grubhub orders would be fun, too.
[Yes Please!, Schedule delivery for Later, Not Today ]
Over-engineering solution: Feedback the reviews from customers to a ML algorithm that have for inputs the actual pizza, time, and photos of food from the customer Instagram to truly make the best pizza each time.
Whimsy or something like that.
I guess if saving the surprise until you actually open the box is important you could either have a friend roll for you or give your local pizza place a dice (or url) and promise a tip if they roll for you. Who knows, maybe they would even like the idea of adding that to their menu.
If you want to complicate things a bit it should not be very difficult to just make a user script that makes a random order for you on your favorite pizza site.
Not a criticism—-actually curious.
Roulette: $23.70 including tip.
And yet, roulette.pizza is US-only. I mean, you had to specifically go and restrict the location, compared to what the site you’re getting the pizzas from offers.
Same thing with Starbucks. Our Starbuckses are actually part of the Autogrill group and only share the products and branding with the "real" US Starbucks, none of the extra stuff/amenities carried over. (Starbucks in Belgium doesn't even have a website, let alone an app, for example.)
“Whoops - something didn't go right with the order, but you weren't charged.”
Please email me. I want to try this. Email is in my bio.