It’s not often that a piece of advertising can provide so much entertainment, but a promoted tweet from local restaurant chain Debonairs Pizza has done just that.
You may have seen this pop up in your timeline and it seemed innocent enough. It calls for people to share why they believe the restaurant to be praiseworthy.
It appears to be in connection with their new “beef almighty” range of foods, instead of a general call to get feedback from the community.
Well, South Africa has come out in force to answer this question. Debonairs Pizza is sometimes a touchy subject when we’ve discussed it in the past, with many people either loving or hating their brand of foods, especially the pizza.
Since we had such a good laugh reading the comments – which range from funny, to mean to outright calls for them to stop selling food – we thought we’d round up a few and share them below.
Regardless of our feelings towards this company and their food, we have to give them respect for dealing with the responses so well. It seems like they’re trying to stem the tide with professional replies when they could have ignored them entirely, used a bot, or insulted them, but we think that only works for Wendy’s in the US.
Going through all the responses and we seem to have found a pattern of users saying that they used to enjoy the food but have found it losing quality while increasing in price over time. The original tweet is still up at the moment if you want to have a read through yourself.
Your medium sized pizza for R80 is no bigger than the Apple logo on a MacBook. Stop playing us.
— S a i y a n T e e (@LeXhosaGuy) June 5, 2018
Last pizza I bought was on 16 April 2018. Meaty triple decker. Real deal. I couldn’t eat more than one bite. It tasted and smelled like a used mop.
— Layola Offline (@LayolaOnline) May 28, 2018
Debonairs Pizza is definitely NOT praiseworthy. Your pizzas taste like cardboard soaked in cheap sauce
— Ceci Dlamini (@Aunty_Sam) June 5, 2018
Your pizzas look great in the pictures only.What’s actually served is so very different.
— Shabs (@shabs61) June 2, 2018
Bought your pizza at your Mahikeng branch, the mushrooms tasted old and there was close to no cheese on it. Pizza without cheese??? Sauce was sour too.
— CELIWE (@CMagagz) June 2, 2018
Last night I ordered pizza waited for an hour and a half for it to be delivered. I only stay 10minutes away from Debonairs
— ????Rib yacho???? (@Kukundikana) May 29, 2018
Your Protea Gardens branch serves the worst pizza literally bread and sauce and no toppings . Ordered one last week and I cried when it got delivered because I had a single pepperoni slice between two slices of pizza. I’m so angry .
— Tshegofatso Moloi (@simplyteelouw) May 28, 2018
I don’t bother with you guys anymore, you only serve us crust with just a sprinkle of toppings
— Bashful (@La_Clare) May 26, 2018
Your service at tembisa plaza is horrible, we waited 2 hours for our pizza, while your employees where busy chatting away instead of working
— Thembi mthombeni (@Thembimthomben3) May 26, 2018
The best for us is something meaty. Thats all i ever buy. I once bot triple deck yoh it was so dry i wanted to cry.
— Bonolo M T (@Nolo_Tiro) June 5, 2018