Pizza Hut Y2K failure. Can anyone else confirm?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Last night we stopped by Pizza Hut in Central Texas for take-out. While waiting, the manager informed us the chain recently upgraded their computers for Y2K compliance. The manager said that the fix was a 24-hour disaster as they could input orders for every item on the menu except pizza. Ironically, even though the computer was fixed the manager had to step in and prepare the order after two failed attempts by the help (not computer related). All of those folks who are going to be ringing in the New Year at work are likely to rely on computer dependent fast food chains. Maybe they better have a contingency plan... Can anyone else confirm the managers story. BTW the reason he revealed the problem is because my checking account is a .com business. Can anyone else confirm this story? Seems the road is pretty bumpy right now.
-- Fred Remington (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999
Pizza Hut doesn't make a good pizza. I prefer Round Table myself. I am thus not affected.
Round Table RULES and Pizza Hut will learn this painfully.
-- Paula (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
Same thing happened to me in S.C.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
orders for every item on the menu except pizza.
Pizza on TOAST!
-- spider (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
So, Pizza Hut hit a bump in the road. I wonder how much that bump actually cost nation wide?
-- Fred Remington (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
Made local TV news in several cities in the Midwest during a glitch a week or so ago.
-- Dick Moody (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
Hmmm, my wife tried to order pizza last night. Pizza Hut was the first choice because my 10-year old loves that stuffed crust pizza.
Anyway, she gave up after ten rings...no Answer!!!
We got Papa John's instead. Think I'll call them today, and see what the deal was.
-- Duke 1983 (Duke1983@AOL.com), December 09, 1999.
BTW, isn't Pizza Hut still owned by Pepsi? It was in '84 when I took a summer job with them.
-- Hokie (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
Please CONCENTRATE before posting.
-- Screamin' Demon (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
Pizza Hut's real problem is that they ticked off Hillary's Senate campaign with the spoof ad. Carville was, as usual, foaming at the mouth over it. They might have hit the Hut's computers with a logic bomb!
I'll say this for that crew...If I were ever in a verbal street fight, I could do a lot worse than having James Carville on my side.
-- K. Stevens (kstevens@ It's ALL going away in January.com), December 09, 1999.
PepsiCo owns Pizza Hut, as it does Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell.
I used to deliver for Pizza Hut many years ago on weekends. The store I worked for literally ground to a halt whenever the computers crashed, which was at least once every month. They simply don't have the ability to conduct large volumes of business with any degree of efficiency when they're down.
Delivery times during "down times" instantly shot up from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Needless to say, deliveries dried up quickly, and lots of business was lost.
Without reliable computers, they literally are "toast".
-- Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
got to agree with paula, pizza hut sux. I've had frozen pizzas that I liked better.
-- ed (email@example.com), December 10, 1999.