Can't afford Domino's? Check the grocery store...
Nothing is better than having your restaurant and cafe favorites frozen and ready in your kitchen freezer, which is why businesses take such a liking to selling their hot items in local grocery stores. We see it all the time with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Checker’s fries, Chili’s mozzarella sticks, and of course, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts with their coffee beans.
But does it have the same effect when you find your grocery store favorites in restaurants? Apparently, Domino’s thought so… but customers think not. Especially the UK customer that caught a Domino’s employee in ASDA, a local UK grocery store, in the act of buying potato wedges in bulk.
On February 5th, @SineadSarahxo tweeted this picture and snappy comment, getting the attention of not only thousands of people, but also ASDA’s Twitter and Domino’s UK Twitter page. @Dominos_UK tweeted @SineadSarahxo saying: “Hi Sinead, can you please DM us more info and your contact details? Thank you”.
@asda twitted @SineadSarahxo the day after she posted the incriminating photo, saying: “hi, are you ok to follow us so we can DM you?”
@SineadSarahxo did not publicly reply to either of the corporations.
Getting caught again
It wouldn’t be so bad if this were an isolated incident, but this is Domino’s second time getting caught “grocery shopping.” You would think they would have learned after the incident back in 2014, when UK Domino’s customer Tom Sneddon caught a Domino’s employee in ALDI, another local UK grocery store, buying potato wedges.
In 2014, the popular Domino’s side cost £3.49; now it runs a customer about £3.99, a little over 4 US dollars. The wedges bought from the ASDA grocery store… are £1. $1.07.
A bag of wedges for about a dollar versus 10 or so wedges for about 4 dollars? hmmm…
Papa Johns swoops in
This mishap has landed Domino’s under some serious fire, and it seems like Papa Johns likes a little heat.
@SineadSarahxo’s tweet got over 10k retweets, over 20k favorites, and over 500 replies. One of the replies came from user @clarkeee1977, praising UK Papa John’s. Papa Johns’s UK Twitter page later sent a pleased reply.
Further into the hundreds of replies under SineadSarah’s post, another user, @kevcampbell, tweets to @SineadSarahxo and @dominos : “instead of ordering from them again you should try @PapaJohnsUK always delicious food.” Now that’s customer service!
Papa Johns again soaked in the praise, asking @kevcampbell to tell his usual order.