19 March 2020 11:26
Here's a deal that could be very helpful in our current situation. From now until Sunday, March 22, Domino's Pizza is offering 50% off all pizzas ordered online for pick-up or delivery. The offer from Domino's — which has three locations in Worcester [see list below] — has no strings attached. Customers just need to go to Dominospizza.com and click the 50% Off All Pizzas ad on the homepage. Domino's Canada is offering 50 per cent off all pizzas at menu price ordered online through Sunday, March 22, 2020.
The deal is valid on all menu-priced pizzas ordered online when you use promo code 8700 at checkout. Just to be clear, the deal is only available when you order online or through the Domino's mobile app. Domino's 50 per cent off pizza deal is available at participating locations across Canada through March 22, 2020. As companies and organisations are preparing themselves to combat the coronavirus outbreak, fast food chains have begun to introduce an innovative 'zero contact' food delivery service. A report confirmed that Domino's Pizza has introduced 'Zero Contact Delivery' across all its 1,325 restaurants in the country.
The food chains have introduced this feature as an additional precautionary measure to ensure the safety of both customers and the delivery staff, said reports. According to a press release, the crew members who assemble the food, the ones who pack the food and the runner - none of them will touch the food with bare hands, and they will take all possible precautions to ensure complete hygiene. The packages will be sealed and delivered at a pre-appointed spot outside the customer's doorstep, who will then watch from a safe distance as the package is retrieved and the customer goes back into their homes. Further reports of similar initiatives are doing the rounds on social media, and more food delivery services are expected to follow suit and offer 'contact-less' services. You can get it delivered to your doorstep (Picture: Getty) The coronavirus outbreak means that many of us are either self-isolating, working from home or just struggling to find our usual faves while we do our grocery shop (goodbye pasta).
But to make it truly contactless, all deliveries must be paid beforehand. The contact-free delivery will be available from this week. This service comes at no additional charge and is in response to some customers wishing to limit physical contact during the current COVID-19 outbreak. It's available in every store in the UK and Ireland. We got in touch with the folks at Domino's and CEO David Wild had a message to share. He said: 'Domino's understands the trust you place in us to deliver safe, freshly prepared pizza and takes this responsibility incredibly seriously. 'Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, I wanted to reassure you that the safety and wellbeing of customers and colleagues is always our top priority. Domino's already has very high hygiene standards and strict food handling procedures. 'In light of the current situation we're carefully following the advice from health authorities. We've implemented a number of additional precautions such as increased hand washing and sanitisation. 'By introducing contact-free delivery, we believe that we will give our customers peace of mind when ordering a Domino's, while also protecting our delivery drivers.' Advertisement You can select a contact-free delivery at the checkout on the app or website when placing your order. Your driver will call you when they arrive to agree where you want your food left. Once the order has been placed in the agreed location, the driver will stay at least two metres away while you collect your order. MORE: Coronavirus UK: How to cope if you are self-employed and losing income MORE: How to actually get stuff done when you're working from home during the coronavirus pandemic Advertisement Advertisement Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) has been a market leader when it comes to delivery. In fact, the pizza company has always used a delivery and takeout model--forgoing in-store seating. That leaves the company well positioned for the current crisis, since it has a dedicated delivery force in place and a customer base used to ordering takeout and delivery. Now, however, with coronavirus becoming a growing concern, the company has decided to offer contactless delivery. What is Domino's doing? The pizza chain has decided to take any fear of getting infected out of its delivery process. Doing that includes offering consumers a way to get food delivered without having any interaction with the person making the delivery. CEO Ritch Allison explained the policy in an open letter to customers: We also want to make sure that customers know that we will deliver any way they choose. Whether they prefer a delivery left at the front door or at a reception desk, our delivery instruction box is the place to put any special directions. We know many people would like to choose contactless delivery right now and we want customers to know we're here to deliver. Domino's has been using this delivery method successfully in a number of countries around the world. Could Domino's be a coronavirus winner? With its delivery-based model, Domino's is well positioned to succeed in a country that has implemented widespread efforts to keep public gatherings from happening. The chain may still see its sales drop but it probably won't have the massive loss of sales that many other restaurants face due to coronavirus.