Domino's Pizza Tracker Is A Lie. Here's Why

One of the most hotly debated topics is which pizza chain has the best pie. Is it Papa John's, Domino's, Pizza Hut, or something else altogether? Of course, the answer will vary depending on who you ask, based on taste and personal preferences. However, even if you aren't a big fan of Domino's, you can't overlook the fact that there is one thing that sets the popular chain apart from the others: the Domino's pizza tracker. As soon as you order your pie, the tool that Domino's devotees fans swear by tracks every step of your pizza's progress, from when it's put in the oven to when it's on the way to your house.

But how much can you really trust the infamous Domino's pizza tracker? Curious about just how accurate the snazzy feature is, a writer for Mel Magazine decided to put it to the test. Here's what he found out.

Domino's pizza tracker isn't accurate at all

To test the Domino's pizza tracker, the writer ordered his pizza while in the restaurant — then sat and waited so he could monitor every step of the pizza-making process. The inaccuracies all began when his tracker said "we're firing it up" yet there was no sign of the pizza being made. Things continued to go downhill when his tracker updated to "your order is in the oven" at 7:02 p.m. but his pizza still hadn't even been assembled. He finally saw it put together and placed in the oven some five minutes later.

The writer is further disappointed when his tracker stated that his pizza underwent a "perfection check" at 7:08 (just one minute after it was put in the oven) but none of the employees ever looked at the pie while it was baking. Then, at 7:14, his tracker changed to "we're on the way" — except his pizza was still in the oven. Once it was finally removed and packaged at 7:17, the writer followed the delivery driver (who made a stop before delivering the pizza) home. His verdict? The tracker isn't real-time updates but rather an estimated guess of how long each step takes.