Domino’s is giving away 10 million slices of pizza to local communities
All 6,126 restaurants across the US are getting in on the action
Domino’s restaurants across the country are donating around 10 million slices of pizza to their local communities.
The pizza joint and its franchisees are teaming up so that hospitals and medical centers, schoolkids and their families, health departments, grocery store workers, and others in need can have a tasty pizza.
"We have a long history of feeding people during times of crisis and uncertainty. When we were looking at how we could help, we knew we could use the reach of our national brand to make a difference in thousands of local neighborhoods," said Russell Weiner, Domino's chief operating officer and president of the Americas. "We have franchisees and company-owned stores all over the country already doing amazing work in their communities and we know that by amplifying those efforts together we will be able to help even more people who are struggling right now."
Domino’s has 6,126 stores across the US – so that’s a lot of free pizza for people in need. The local managers and employees will decide where the need is, as they know their local communities best, Domino’s said in a statement.
"We empowered our managers to look for opportunities in their local neighborhoods to donate pizzas to those in need," said Domino's franchisee Pat Farmer, who owns stores in the Seattle-Tacoma area. "It could be for families, frontline workers or even those showing up to work at our grocery stores. Stores are now actively looking for who they can help next. They have pride in how they're making a difference during difficult times."
"We take our responsibility seriously and we are honored that we can provide meals to those in need, as well as those who are working to save lives during this difficult time," said Memphis-area Domino's franchisee Jason Shifflett.