Once upon a time, the only way to get home delivered pizza was by calling on the phone. Not “a” phone. “The” phone. (Most households only had one.)
We can’t remember the last time we dialled actual phone numbers to order a pizza, but it turns out you still can. Buoyed by the current fad for all things retro, Domino’s wants you to know that you can still order pizzas the old fashioned way – and it’s even bringing back the “131 888” number.
Despite having less digits, Domino’s “131 888” pizza delivery hotline never entered the national consciousness the same way Pizza Hut’s “1481 1111” did. (If you’re old enough, I bet you can still recall the jingle to the latter all these years later.) Nevertheless, it was a damn sight easier to dial than “1300 d-o-m-i-n-o-s” – especially if your phone’s keypad didn’t have any letters.
If you’re one of the approximately 43 people who still ring up to order pizza, Domino’s has your back: it’s returning to the old 131 888 phone number. Even more impressively, your call will be answered by an actual human being. It’s like living in 1994 again.
Here’s the Facebook announcement accompanied by a cringe-tastic vintage commercial:
In other news, it is now possible to order pizzas over the Internet. (Also known as the ‘Super Information Highway’.) There are even pictures of the pizzas and stuff. We advise checking it out.