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Domino’s feeding frontline workers

Antoinette Spicer
First pizza out of the oven
First pizza out of the oven  Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza is feeding New Zealand’s ‘frontline workers’ as it opens for the first time since the level 4 lockdown.

NZ Domino’s General Manager Cameron Toomey said feeding the frontline was a major focus for the company prior to the Alert Level 4 lockdown, with teams delivering around 30,000 pizzas to essential workers across the country.

“This morning, Domino’s Head Office staff opened the Mt Eden store early to treat local frontline workers to their favourite pizza. 

"After we closed, we asked the public to nominate frontline organisations to receive vouchers to use upon our re-opening in recognition of their hard work and dedication. We’ll be sending out vouchers for an additional 2,500 pizzas to these worthy recipients in the coming days,” he said.

Toomey said weeks of planning had gone into the re-opening to ensure the ongoing safety of team members and customers.

"We have been working towards this day since before lockdown even began – making sure that all of our safety processes are as robust as possible to keep our team members and customers safe during this time,” Toomey said.

“Domino’s have taken on board Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) advice and reviewed best-practice from around the world to formulate a number of new safety processes.

"We had already started using a number of these processes before lockdown began, such as zero contact delivery and more frequent hygiene and sanitisation practices, and have now implemented many more, including physical distancing and temperature testing in our stores,” Toomey said.

“We know there will be high expectations – from our customers, from our communities and from ourselves but we know we can live up to them.

"We understand what a privilege it is to be able to safely serve our local communities at this time and look forward to delivering the joy of pizza to Kiwis once again.”