Another Stockton takeaway owner has been fined for bad food hygeine standards.
Only too often do takeaways in Stockton make a bad name for themselves because of low standards.
A few months ago, my favourite takeaway in Stockton, the home of the pound pizza, was fined again for about the 5th time. But everytime i hear about them being fined I return regardless a.
That is because at Azad’s, I know exactly what I’m getting. A seven inch margaritta with garlic sauce for £1.50 (the price went up by fifty pence after the last fine) and a can of Dr Pepper for 70 pence.
So I couldn’t care less whether they kept the bechemel sauce outside in open containers with flies flying around it, because the pizza’s are £1.50 and they almost taste nice.
However, with places like Picasso’s, who’s ex-owner was fined this week for “filthy food preparation conditions”, I am bothered that they have bad hygiene standards.
That is because if I’m paying four quid for an eight inch pizza, I at least want them to have cleaned their hands before touching my pizza, and I want my garlic for free (like Azad’s). If they can do all that, and make my pizza taste nice, I would happily pay the price for the pizza. But I’d probably regret not going to Azad’s.
Which is why, if I want a pizza that is actually nice, there is only one place to go.
Even if domino’s are being told off for only employing foreigners so they can pay low wages, and even if they do take absolutely ages to deliver, and even if they do get your order wrong 50 percent of the time, you can guarantee that the pizza will taste nice.
On top of that, there is an added bonus that when they deliver the wrong pizza, you can eat it all anyway, then ring up and complain, and they bring a new free pizza to your door.
So you hit two birds with one stone. You get to complain AND you get a free pizza.
What more could you want?