Chris A. on BirdEye
3 years ago
08/17/2019, 18:03 PM
One star for the bomb-ass woodfire pizza they cook--that is truly a unique experience and will make you see pizza itself in a totally different light.
However, a business is more than just its final product. As an ex-employee I can tell you that Papa Woody's friendly facade--whether it be their downtown location or their food truck--is nothing more than that: a facade. The "fresh ingredients" they tout are nothing more than Great Value knock-offs literally bought from Wal-mart. There is barely a single thing they put on their pizzas that can't be found in the frozen food aisles of wally-world--even the frozen pizza dough they use is generally accessible.
The amount of unprofessionalism and mismanagement is astonishing, bordering on abusive. During my 27 hours clocked in, I was subject to constant verbal ridicule and was once even physically threatened by the owner herself! I have conferred with several other people (including her own children) and the general consensus is always that her actions toward me were entirely unprovoked. My so-called 'training period' expired after two days on the job and I was subsequently 'let go' by proxy. The owner didn't even have the gall to address me face-to-face. It was as if I was a plague and she couldn't get rid of me fast enough.
If you're looking for a quick and unethical bite to eat, give this place a shot. If you are looking to support local businesses that don't rely on unfairly-compensated and overworked children, avoid this dictatorship masquerading as a family-owned restaurant. I am not some disgruntled ex-employee who is trying to orchestrate the downfall of his former employer; my only goal here is to speak and spread the truth. I would much rather see a future where this business--especially its management--comes to terms with reality and matures into an organization that shows empathy and compassion towards not only the customers, but the employees as well.