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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Domino's Breakfast Pizza

  In case you didn't know, it turns out that Dayton has the distinction of having the only Domino's Pizza that is open 24 hours a day in the US.  It makes sense that this location is near the University of Dayton, (531 Wilmington Ave.) where students can place orders at all hours.

  You may have noticed quite a few restaurants rolling out breakfast menus lately.  Domino's is part of this trend, but again, only at the store mentioned above.  That's right - if a Domino's fanatic in Oregon wants to try one out, they have to fly to good old Dayton, Ohio.  It makes sense that this store is at the vanguard of breakfast pizzas.  Morning hours tend to be a time of slower sales for the store, and a breakfast pizza makes sense as an attempt to drive up sales.  Domino's is offering medium 3 topping breakfast pizzas for $7.99, 24 hours a day.  If the sales do well, we may very well see the program expand to other locations across the country.

  I recently had the unexpected chance to try these out.  I'll admit that I think Domino's Pizzas are ok, but they don't tend to be my first choice.  I haven't made up my mind yet about the recently revamped sauces.  However, I am pretty gung-ho about their breakfast pizzas after having a taste.

  It tastes a lot like a quiche, or a light and fluffy omelette.  The breakfast pizzas are not heavy and spicy like the "supper" variety tends to be.  Those who tend to suffer from indigestion after eating a traditional pizza may want to take note - since these don't have the tomato sauce and associated acid, they might make an excellent choice for late night (or anytime) eating as well.  I was rather surprised at how much I enjoyed these.  With toppings like bacon and sausage, they can fit right in with traditional breakfast items.

  You can also get them with or without the garlic butter crust.  I thought this was a fantastic feature - it actually made the outside crust a highlight of the pizza, rather than a 'leftover'.  If you have kids who want to toss the edge crust, they will likely instead eat the whole thing.

Domino's Pizza
531 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio
telephone: 298-3030

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