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Man Awarded $1.2K for Pizza That Never Showed Up

He ordered 3 pizzas, 2 garlic breads, 2 sodas from Domino's 18 months ago

(Newser) - An Australian man who's been waiting 18 months for his Domino's delivery to show up was awarded more than $1,200 in court this week, 9 News reports. According to the Guardian , 30-year-old personal injury lawyer and self-described "battler" Tim Driscoll ordered three pizzas, two garlic breads,... More »

Daily Domino's Customer Saved After 11-Day Silence

Kirk Alexander had apparently suffered a stroke

(Newser) - Kirk Alexander has ordered from Domino's Pizza in Salem, Ore., "every day, every other day," for at least seven years. Now his Domino's family is credited with saving his life. "A few of my drivers had mentioned that we hadn't seen his order come... More »

Domino's Now Has a Pizza- Delivery Droid

Meet DRU

(Newser) - Self-driving cars seem nice, but an Australian tech startup that usually builds robotic targets for live-fire military training has just announced what we've really been waiting for: a pizza-delivery robot, courtesy of Domino's, reports Engadget . Meet DRU (Domino's Robotic Unit) , an autonomous 3-foot-tall delivery vehicle (currently in... More »

Cops: Deliveryman Stabs Customer Over Late Pizza

Victim will survive

(Newser) - The only good thing about this story is the phrase, "the injuries are not life-threatening." Police say a Domino's deliveryman stabbed a customer in the neck and wrist during an argument about a late delivery, reports the Los Angeles Times . Apparently, the 20-year-old customer offered only a... More »

Domino's Adds Pizza Oven to Delivery Car

That seems safe-ish

(Newser) - If James Bond's hours got cut and he had to take a second job delivering pizzas, this is the car Q would undoubtedly work up for him. Domino's latest extreme advertising campaign is a specially designed Chevrolet Spark with room for up to 80 pizzas and sides, as... More »

Rejoice, Lazy Tweeps: Tweet a Pizza Emoji, Get a Pizza

Domino's launches 'tweet-to-order' system

(Newser) - Because ordering a pizza isn't easy enough already, Domino's is launching a new system one week from today that makes it even simpler: Just tweet a pizza emoji to @Dominos and a real-life pizza will magically show up at your door. Of course, as Engadget explains, first you'... More »

Students Wow Pizza Guy With 10,000% Tip

James Gilpin says $1,268 tip couldn't have come at a better time

(Newser) - Indiana Wesleyan University students attend mandatory chapel service each week, and when chapel speaker Keith Newman ordered pizza Wednesday morning as 3,000 students gathered inside, "I thought we were all going to get pizza," a student says. Instead, a Domino's Pizza deliveryman got a big shock—... More »

Fast Food Strikes Return as Wage Debate Looms

Obama speaks up in favor of minimum wage hike

(Newser) - Fast food workers in 100 cities will walk off the job today, and protesters will show up in 100 more to call for drastically higher wages for the nation's lowest-paid workers. The movement started with a small strike in New York City last year, and has ballooned since, with... More »

Onetime Delivery Guy Now Owns 18 Domino's

And that's not a rare story

(Newser) - It sounds like a rare rags-to-riches story: A man joins Domino's at 19 as a delivery guy and goes on to own 18 franchises. In fact, 90% of Domino's 4,500 franchise spots are owned by former entry-level employees, says a rep. CNNMoney recounts the story of Rob... More »

Gun in Texas Shootout, Colorado Slaying a Match

Evan Ebel had the weapon used to kill prison chief Tom Clements

(Newser) - Nearly a week after Tom Clements, chief of Colorado's prisons, was fatally shot at his front door , investigators have matched the gun in his slaying to one used by prime suspect Evan Ebel in a shootout with Texas authorities. It's a small part of the puzzle as investigators... More »

Fast Food Far Saltier in the US

Same products contain less salt in Europe, Australia

(Newser) - If you're craving some Chicken McNuggets, you're better off getting them in Europe than on this side of the pond. With 1.6 grams of salt per 100 grams of nugget, the American version is packed with more than twice the salt of British McNuggets, which contain 0.... More »

Domino's Managers Torch Papa John's: Cops

The pair allegedly built an ignition device but didn't use it

(Newser) - Talk about taking your job a little too seriously. A pair of Domino's Pizza managers in Lake City, Florida, have been charged with burning down a rival Papa John's Pizza franchise, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. Police arrested one manager, Sean Everett Davidson, 23, on Thursday, and say he... More »

Domino's Says It Plans Store on the Moon

... though opening date is a little fuzzy

(Newser) - It’s tough to get a decent pizza in space—so tough that astronauts at the International Space Station once received a delivery from an earthbound Pizza Hut. Now, Domino’s Japanese operation is going a step further in the publicity wars: The chain swears it plans to open a... More »

The 5 Creepiest Ad Mascots of All Time

In honor of BK's King, Time breaks down the weirdest product hawkers

(Newser) - Now that Burger King’s weird plastic-faced “King” mascot is done terrorizing us , Time decided to break down the creepiest product mascots of all time. You can check out some of their greatest hits in the video gallery below. More »

Domino's Driver Saves Regular Customer

Was worried when elderly woman didn't order for 3 days

(Newser) - When 82-year-old Jean Wilson fell at home and couldn’t get up, just one person came to her aid: her pizza delivery driver. Wilson has ordered a large pepperoni pizza every single day for the past three years, and Domino’s employee Susan Guy often delivers it. Guy realized something... More »

Domino's Posts Job Offer: $31K for Hour of Work

Pizza chain offers world's most lucrative part-time job

(Newser) - Domino's is staging a publicity stunt guaranteed to attract attention in strapped times—its Japanese branch will hire an employee to work for a single hour in December. The pay? Just over $31,000. More details will be out later this month, but "basically it's anybody over 18, no... More »

Jon Stewart Pummels Pope

Host says Domino's Pizza more contrite than Church

(Newser) - Maureen Dowd has been nipping at Pope Benedict's heels, but you know you're in trouble when Jon Stewart takes aim at you. On last night's Daily Show , Stewart blasted the pontiff's defiance over his handling of sex abuse cases. "If any other organization had done anything close to... More »

America's Unhealthiest Fast Food

Here's a preview of your post-health care reform sticker shock

(Newser) - Thanks to a fun little side clause in the health care reform bill, fast food restaurants are going to have to start posting nutrition information on their menus. The Daily Beast decided to offer a preview of the 40 most shock-inducing items:
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Domino's Ad Compares Own Pizza to Cardboard

Shock-loving marketers convince pizza chain to dis old pies

(Newser) - Have you seen the new Domino’s ad? In what must be an unprecedented advertising move, Domino’s doesn’t just admit that its pizza is lacking, it rakes it over the coals, airing customer complaints comparing the crust to cardboard and the sauce to ketchup. Of course, the goal... More »

GOP Should Copy Domino's, Admit It Screwed Up

Republicans can rise again if party acknowledges, 'We blew it'

(Newser) - The GOP need not abandon its core principles to become ascendant again—but it has to 'fess up to its failure to deliver what it preaches. The party could take a lesson from Domino’s Pizza, which in a new campaign basically says: "We blew it." The analogy... More »

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