Domino’s Bundaberg is predicted to be one of the top 10 busiest stores in Australia this Origin, with many Bundaberg locals coming together in living rooms to share a slice of their favourite pre-game meal.
Local multi-unit franchisee Thomas Walker and the team at Domino’s Bundaberg are gearing up for one of the busiest nights of the year ahead of State of Origin Game 1 this Wednesday, 4 November 2020.
Preparing to cut, box and safely hustle hundreds of piping hot pizzas out the door within hours to hungry customers, Mr Walker said Origin is set to be even busier this year with more people choosing to stay home.
“Origin has always been one of the busiest nights of the year for us, and just like every year, Domino’s Bundaberg is ready to handle the rush of being almost two times busier than a typical Wednesday night!
“Last year, Origin Game 1 was one of the busiest nights on record, with Domino’s Bundaberg Delivery Experts safely delivering more than 1,200 piping hot pizzas to Bundaberg locals in just one night,” he said.
“This year we are preparing to be just as busy, if not more, with an increase in pizza lovers planning to stay home to watch the game this year.
“Due to the high volume of orders, all customers are encouraged to pre-order online to ensure pizzas arrive before kick-off, and they don’t miss a moment of the action!”
More than 700 Domino’s stores across Australia are gearing up for one of the busiest nights of year – preparing to make, bake and take an estimated 250,000 piping hot pizzas to hungry Aussies this Origin.
For those keeping ‘score’, that’s around 350 pizzas every minute set to be cut, boxed and safely hustled out the door to customers across the country.
A recent GPS Driver Tracker Survey revealed 69 per cent of pizza lovers are planning to stay home to watch the annual NRL clash this year, choosing to cheer on their team from the comfort of the couch.
Domino’s Australia and New Zealand CEO Nick Knight said the increase in people choosing to stay home, and subsequent increase in orders, would not compromise pizza quality or safety.
“Historically, Origin is one of the busiest nights of the year for our stores, with many customers choosing to share a slice of their favourite pizza with family and friends ahead of kick-off.
“Last year, Origin Game 1 was one of the busiest nights on record, with Domino’s Delivery Experts travelling more than 122,000 kilometres to deliver piping hot pizzas to hungry customers – which is the equivalent of travelling around Australia almost five times in one night!” Mr Knight said.
“In addition to phones ringing off the hook, a rotating oven full of piping hot pizzas and expertly managing perfectly timed deliveries, stores must also handle the rush of being almost two times busier than a typical Wednesday night.
“Despite these challenges, our teams continue to rise to the occasion every year, carefully preparing pizzas for customers in record time – demonstrating that it is possible to deliver freshly made pizzas without compromising food quality, value or safety.
“Every store will be turning on their ‘A Game’ on Wednesday – it’s about being slow where it matters in making every pizza right, and fast where it counts in hustling them out the door.”
Whoever takes out the win, one thing is for sure – many will be getting a slice of the Domino’s action!