In the last week sales for Domino’s Pizza have surged as customers are in self-isolation and are working from home during the three-week lockdown.
The pizza company have moved to a delivery only model and trading has “accelerated” the past week, Domino’s said.
Last week Domino’s moved to a contact free delivery for all orders in response to coronavirus, to provide customers with “peace of mind” in limiting physical contact following the rapid spread of coronavirus, Domino’s Pizza and Deliveroo are to launch “contact free delivery.”
Domino’s said, from next week drivers will call the customer when they arrive to drop off the delivery, they will stay a distance of 2 meters for the order to be checked.
The company’s core business in UK and Ireland are trading in line with expectations for January, February and the first two weeks of March.
Like for like growth is higher as customers are ordering more items, driving the value of each order.
David Wild, chief executive officer of Domino’s Pizza Group said, “We’ve been working closely with the wider industry and government and are keen to do all we can to support our customers and communities by safely delivering hot food to help people stay at home during this difficult time.
“The safety of our colleagues and customers is always our top priority so we’ve strengthened our already high hygiene standards, rolled out contact-free delivery and switched to delivery-only to ensure we can confidently serve the public.
“We are also looking to recruit additional store colleagues and delivery drivers.”
All 5,000 recruits will be working by this weekend providing a boost to the supermarkets efforts to keep shelves full of items.