Company: Domino's Pizza
Contact: Tim McIntyre, Vice-President, Communications
Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Industry: Food services
Annual revenue: $1,425,100,000
Number of employees: 10500

Quick Read

On April 13, 2009, the Domino's Pizza corporate office received a notice from Consumerist.com that it had just posted a video to its site that Domino's should know about. In the video, two Domino's store employees were seen joking around as they contaminated customer food orders with unsanitary stunts such as sticking cheese up their noses before adding it to a customer's sandwich.

It was a nightmare for Domino's and a reality shock for many corporations that now see just how quickly and easily the digital world can help turn respectable businesses into unsuspecting victims.

This case study details the actions Domino's took to regain control over the situation and preserve its reputation.

Challenge

Domino's Pizza is the one of the world's leading pizza chains, with over 8,700 stores in more than 50 countries, with around 5,000 alone in the US, most of them franchised.

Over the past 49 years, the company has built a reputation as a trusted doorstep delivery business that supports the communities in which it resides.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kimberly Smith is a staff writer for MarketingProfs. Reach her via kims@marketingprofs.com.