Why You Shouldn't Get More Than Four Toppings At Domino's

One of the fastest ways to solve a late-night dinner crisis is a quick delivery order and one of the most popular options for delivery is certainly pizza with it being the fifth-most ordered cuisine through Uber Eats, according to its 2021 Cravings Report. Many people probably have fond memories of seeing a car with a logo attached to the top pulling into the driveway before delivering some steaming hot pies, but what's the best way to order these pizzas? One easy way to learn the tips and tricks of any store is by working there, and some people even share their experiences.

This is what Kevin Beirne did on the website Joe with his article, 29 Secrets I Learned Working for Domino's Pizza. Beirne offered a behind-the-scenes peek at the pizza chain. For instance, he said that the very advanced-looking pizza tracker doesn't actually know where your order is and that the most underrated pizza topping at the store is Roquito peppers. However, one of the most surprising secrets he revealed had to do with toppings.

Why reduce the amount of toppings?

Kevin Beirne wrote in his piece for Joe that after you add more than four toppings to your Domino's pizza, you'll get less of each. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. If your pizza toppings of choice include all the meats and veggies on tap, it might seem like you're getting the short end of the stick. But this decision is to help serve the customer. In his next secret, Beirne reveals why someone wouldn't want more than four toppings anyway. Domino's reducing the portions is less about being stingy than about attempting to keep the pizza structurally sound. The more toppings you add, the more likely it is that they all slide off when you pick up a slice.

Domino's isn't the only supporter of that idea, either. Not going overboard with toppings is one of J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's 11 essential tips for constructing good pizza, per Serious Eats. (Lopez-Alt, for instance, limits himself to three toppings.) Baker and chef Felice Colucci explained to Pizza University that to achieve a balanced pizza, it's important to avoid burying the crust under a crushing mountain of toppings. So that's something to keep in mind when ordering a pizza.