Domino’s Pizza announces $1,200 holiday bonus to each of its frontline workers

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Domino’s Pizza announced on Monday it will give $1,200 to each of its more than 11,500 company-owned store and supply chain hourly employees, committing more than $9.6 million total.

“We have the honor and privilege of being open and operating throughout the US during this crisis, and we recognize that we could not be doing it without the hard work and dedication of our team members,” Domino’s chief executive Ritch Allison said in a statement. “This is our way of saying thank you to these remarkable people.”

The company said it previously “paid a special bonus to frontline workers at its corporate stores and supply chain centers earlier this year, while also providing paid time off to its part-time, frontline team members impacted by COVID-19.”

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“We strive every day to uphold our values of doing the right thing and putting people first,” said Domino’s Chief Executive Officer Ritch Allison.

This will be the second bonus Domino’s has given its workers during the pandemic. The Delaware company has also offered paid time off to its employees this year.

The American multinational pizza restaurant also announced it is hiring thousands of more workers in the US. Most of Domino’s employees are employed by independent franchise owners, the company said.

Domino’s Pizza Inc., the largest pizza company in the world based on global retails sales, has been strong during the pandemic, particularly deliveries and takeout orders at its hundreds of take-out only locations

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Robust earnings during the pandemic have caused a nearly 30% increase in the company’s shares this year against analysts’ expectations.

Domino’s reported more than $14.3 billion global retail sales in 2019, with over $7 billion in the U.S. and $7.3 billion internationally.