Wouldn’t it be amazing if one day our pizzas would be delivered by a drone helicopter? Domino’s Pizza U.K. tested out a proof-of-concept where an octocopter carrying an insulated delivery bag flew from the store to the customer. This would save a lot of time in terms of delivery and would save a lot on gas.
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This morning, Domino’s Pizza launched a massive Facebook promo. The company is offering an early holiday gift to customers in the U.S. by offering 50% on all of the pizzas ordered online at the menu price until December 9th. On Deceber 6, 52 countries will be able to get the same deal through the Domino’s Pizza Facebook pages around the world. Last year around 19 countries took part in the first global offer. Around 500,000 people took part.
On October 11, 2012, I was given the opportunity to visit the Domino’s Pizza headquarters to learn more about the company as part of the company’s third annual Blogger Day. The Blogger Day event at Domino’s promotes the goal of transparency at the company.
Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) has announced that on December 8, customers across 19 countries will be able to receive 50% off any menu-priced pizza ordered online through a tab on their Facebook Page. Domino’s is celebrating their 51st birthday this week and they have stores in 70 international markets. If you are interested in being a part of Global Domino’s Day, visit the Domino’s Pizza Facebook Page.
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Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) has designed an iPad app that allows people to design and order pizzas. You can design the pizza on the screen and then order it in real life. The name of the app is Domino’s Pizza Hero. You can use the app to knead the dough, spread the sauce, sprinkle cheese, place toppings, and cut slices.
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Ann Arbor based pizza corporation Domino’s Pizza is getting ready to revamp their website’s ordering system. The company will be hiring about 30 technology employees around Ann Arbor as a result. The ordering system on the Domino’s Pizza website accounts for about 20% of all sales.
Domino’s previously outsourced IT development to several firms in Illinois and California, but now the company is in-sourcing talent. “We’re bringing this in house,” stated Domino’s CIO Christopher McGlothlin in an interview with AnnArbor.com. “We’re offering Silicon Valley jobs in Ann Arbor.”
Domino’s has also revamped its pizza recipe in order to attract new customers. Domino’s has been using different sauce ingredients and bread ingredients.
So far Domino’s has about 150 IT employees and the company will be hiring the additional 20-30 from the schools from around the area. Ann Arbor is the home of the University of Michigan and is a few miles from Eastern Michigan University and Michigan State University. Domino’s e-commerce director Jim Vitek has already been networking at local tech events such as the Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup.
Domino’s Pizza has an annual revenue of $1.37 billion and runs about 8,700 stores across the globe. The company caters to different toppings based on the location of the restaurants.
Yesterday I wrote about the video in which two former Domino’s Pizza employees made a disgusting video of them making food. One of the employees put some of the ingredients up his nose and placed it back in the food. The Internet was furious about the video and it spread like wildfire.
Domino’s made the right PR move by personally responding to the video. Patrick Doyle, President of Domino’s gave a message about the video above and mentioned that there are felony warrants out for the arrest of the two employees and that individual store in Conover, North Carolina was shut down and sanitized. The company will also be re-examining their hiring practices.
For more information, follow Domino’s Twitter account.
Tom Monaghan founded Domino’s Pizza in Ann Arbor, Michigan around 1960. Today Domino’s is a $400 million public company with over 8,000 stores employing over 10,000 people across the globe. With that many employees working for Domino’s, it is hard to track some of the “bad apples” that have the potential to tarnish the company’s image. It could happen at any of the stores.
In this particular Domino’s store in North Carolina, a couple of dirty employees filmed a video and uploaded it on YouTube. In the video, the Domino’s employees taint the food by sticking some of the ingredients up their nose. The Consumerist wrote about this video earlier this week. The two teenagers took down the video, but it was re-uploaded by someone that downloaded the video. Dominos’ VP of Communications Tim McIntyre reported that the franchise owners fired those two teenagers immediately.
Although I feel bad for Domino’s having to deal with this mess, I like the fact that social media was able to bring down punishment upon those who deserve it. Personally I think that just being fired is not enough of a punishment. They could just move on to another restaurant and do the same thing there. I think their names should be released and they should be banned from working at any place that serves food. Give the guy a desk job, he can put all the boogers he wants under the desk there.