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How 'Bout Them Knockers: 3rd Quarter Review

This time around we hit the likes of Wang's, New Big Wong and Piggie Pies. Under the circumstances, I think we showed remarkable restraint. It could have been the quarter we reverted to sophomoric dick jokes.

As it turned out, a couple of these inched their way into our big 10 pole...um, poll...of Dallas area delivery restaurants--although Izmir still rides the head of this bulging list.

For the most part, drivers beat their promised delivery times over the sweltering (and abnormally wet) months that make up the 3rd quarter--except when young Sarah Johnson placed an order. The eight non-Sarah deliveries over the period averaged 35.5 minutes, or 4 minutes early. Sarah's two orders, however, ran a total of 55 minutes long. In average terms, that's a staggering 27.5 additional minutes standing around, pacing and occasionally peering out the window, per order.

Fortunately Sarah is like a modern day Emily Dickinson. She doesn't mind sitting there, waiting.

Anyway, as the third quarter closes, we pause to view the highs, lows and averages of home delivery over the past three months:

Shortest promised delivery time: New Big Wong, Panda's and Tuk Tuk Asian--30 minutes.
1st quarter: Spiatzas Pizzeria--25
2nd quarter: Rocco's Uptown--30

Longest promised delivery time: Oak Cliff Pizza, Brother's Pizza--50 minutes.
1st quarter: L.A. Gourmet--75
2nd quarter: Bangkok City--60

Shortest actual delivery time: Tuk Tuk Asian--11 minutes.
1st quarter: Quesa-D-Ya's--29
2nd quarter: Amica's Pizza--29

Longest actual delivery time: Brother's Pizza--90 minutes.
1st quarter: L.A. Gourmet--89
2nd quarter: Rocco's Uptown--60

Best delivery performance: Tuk Tuk Asian, beating promised time by 19 minutes.
1st quarter: Nandina Asian--15
2nd quarter: Tony's Pizza--17

Worst delivery performance: Brother's Pizza, late by 40 minutes.
1st. quarter Zini's Pizzeria--27
2nd quarter: Rocco's Uptown--30

This quarter we waited a grand total of 7:23 for food delivery

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