Tuesday, 27 April 2010

A Great Example of Pizza Guerilla Marketing from Siggy Willberg - Domino's Pizza Legend

Domino's Pizza wwindon

You don't need a degree in Marketing to spot a great opportunity when one arises. But you do need to be ready to act at a moment's notice and put your plan into action.

That's what happened when Domino's Pizza Swindon Franchisee, and true Dominoid, Siggy Willberg saw a vacant advertising hoarding near a local branch of Pizza Hut in the town.

Within a week of the spot becoming available the advert was in place, and .... Ker-ching!

The eagle-eyed among our readers will also notice that the Dry Cleaners is currently doing a Special of 5 items for £14. Compare and contrast!

CCTV Footage - Suspect in Burglary at Domino's Pizza St Albans

Hertfordshire Police have released this CCTV footage of a man who is believed to have stolen a handbag from Dominos Pizza in St Albans.

The incident took place at the store in London Road at around 4pm on Friday, April 2. A man entered the staff area at the rear of the shop where it is believed he took a handbag,

DC Angelina Wade is investigating and said: We are appealing to anyone who believes they recognise this man or has any information about the incident. You might have seen him in the area at the time of the offence.

So, please take a good look at this man and If you do recognise him, contact Hertfordshire Police on 0845 33 00 222, quoting crime reference F1/10/1321.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Papa John's Pizza Appoints co-CEO

Papa John's International Inc. has promoted company President Jude Thompson to share the role of chief executive officer with the pizza chain's founder and chairman, John Schnatter.

Schnatter said Thursday that Thompson's promotion will allow the two to divide CEO-level responsibilities in a way that the board thinks plays to their strengths.

Schnatter will continue to focus on the company's sourcing of ingredients, distribution and product quality. He'll also remain the brand's spokesman.

Thompson will be responsible for all other aspects of the day-to-day operations.
Schnatter has served in several executive capacities since starting the pizza company in 1984.

Thompson joined the Papa John's board in 2008 and was appointed president and chief operating officer in April 2009.

Louisville-based Papa John's is the world's third-largest pizza company

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The Mexican Sizzler - Britain's Most Talented Pizza!

The Mexican Sizzler is a spicy combination of chicken fajita slices, crunchy tortillas, green peppers, red peppers and jalapenos on Domino’s classic fresh dough base with vine-ripened tomato sauce and 100% mozzarella.

It's the Official 2010 Britain's Got Talent Pizza, designed by Emma Johnston from Glasgow after taking part in a National Competition in which her design was chosen from over 38,000 entries and won her a prize of £10k

And it's at Domino's Pizza now!

Pizza Delivery Driver Gets His Own Mexican Sizzler - And Ends Up in Court on Sham Marriage Charges

Fernanda Romero, a well known Mexican soap opera actress, has been arrested on suspicion of tying the knot with a pizza delivery man in a sham marriage so she could get residency in the United States.

Read the full story here. (with thanks to the Daily Telegraph)

Fernanda Romero Pizza

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Domino's Pizza Launches The Mexican Sizzler - The Official Britain's Got Talent Pizza

Domino's Pizza, The Official Sponsor of Britain's Got Talent, the UK's most-watched TV programme of 2009 has launched The Official Pizza of Britain's Got Talent 2010 - The Mexican Sizzler.

Dominos Pizza Mexican Sizzler on 12seconds.tv

Friday, 16 April 2010

Britain's Got Talent Launches iPhone App among its Digital Offering to Support This Years Show

Britains Got Talent iphone

Following on from the phenomenal success of the digital offerings for Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, ITV and talkbackTHAMES digital announced today the return of the official website and the launch of a brand new, free Britain’s Got Talent iPhone App.

The App, created by talkbackTHAMES digital and sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, will be available to download from the iTunes store from 15th April. It’ll deliver the best Got Talent content in a handy, pocket-sized format with videos, news and photo galleries all configured for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Also part of the App is the infamous BGT buzzer.

The official Britain’s Got Talent website, www.itv.com/talent was produced by TalkbackTHAMES digital with ITV and is the online home of Britain’s Got Talent 2010. It will have all the latest news, views, images and videos, and feature exclusive backstage access and interviews with judges, presenters and contestants. Updated daily, a dedicated editorial team will bring breaking news as it happens, following the action from the auditions right through to the grand final. The site also features new look navigational functionally to prompt deeper engagement from the thousands of fans.

All highlight clips from each show will appear online as soon as they are broadcast, in addition to plenty of unseen behind the scenes footage. Video playlists will also make a return in 2010 so fans can easily enjoy the huge volume of content the site has to offer.

Kate Bradshaw, Deputy MD & Head of Online Commissioning, ITV.com said: “This year’s site offers fans even more opportunity to engage with the show with more exclusive video, gossip, live chat and the brand new iPhone App. The new designs are visually really exciting and so easy to use – we really have got everything you could want if you're a Britain's Got Talent fan.”

The official site continues to engage the online community. With richer content and more opportunities for fans to interact, this year’s site will be an even richer social platform giving users the opportunity to comment and discuss their views and opinions on all things BGT. Viewers can also join the Britain’s Got Talent Facebook fan page (facebook.com/BritainsGotTalent), follow BGT on Twitter (Twitter.com/GotTalent), and participate in the Live Chats on itv.com/talent where fans can comment on events live, as they unfold.

Robert Marsh, Head of talkbackTHAMES digital said: “This year, we’re giving fans a truly multi-platform experience of Britain’s Got Talent. The website has undergone evolutionary changes in terms of both functionality and aesthetics, our social networking offering, including live Tweeting and Facebook action every show night from our editorial team delivers a deep and rich engagement for our fans. We’re also delighted to offer the new iPhone App this year which responds to the need for the community to get their Got Talent fix wherever they may be.”

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Show-stopping Toppings - Domino's Launches The Official Britain's Got Talent Pizza

Mexican Sizzler Domino's Pizza

To celebrate the third year of its Britain’s Got Talent sponsorship, pizza delivery expert, Domino’s Pizza,has launched a new pizza created especially for this year’s series of the top ITV show. The official Britain’s Got Talent pizza – the Mexican Sizzler – was designed by 21 year old Emma Johnson from Glasgow as part of a national competition Domino’s ran last year. Domino’s received 38,000 entries from budding pizza designers and the top three toppings were put to the public vote.

Almost 30,000 votes were cast and Emma was crowned the winner for her spicy combination of chicken fajita slices, crunchy tortillas, green peppers, red peppers and jalapenos on Domino’s classic fresh dough base with vine-ripened tomato sauce and 100% mozzarella. Emma scooped £10,000 for her top topping and the Mexican Sizzler goes on sale on April 19, 2010, as the official pizza for this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Robin Auld, sales and marketing director of Domino’s Pizza, said: “We were staggered by the country’s talent for designing pizza in our competition. Emma’s Mexican Sizzler really caught the eye (and stomach!) of the nation and we’re delighted to launch it on our menu in time for the new series. What better way to watch than with an official Britain’s Got Talent pizza?”

The Mexican Sizzler – the official Britain’s Got Talent pizza – will be on sale in Domino’s stores across the country from April 19, 2010, for a limited period. To grab a slice of the action, call Domino’s national hotline 087 12121212, order online at www.dominos.co.uk or visit your local store.

To find out more about Britain’s Got Talent, log onto www.itv.com.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Domino's Pizza Huyton Joins in The Global Foursquare Day Celebrations

Friday April 16th is Foursquare Day (it's the 16th of the 4th which is 4 squared) and venues all around the World are celebrating by offering their customers something special to mark the occasion.

Foursquare is a rapidly-growing game played on Smartphones where people check in at venues when they are out and about to let their friends know where they are hanging out, and earn virtual badges of honour along the way.

The person who checks in most at a venue earns the title Mayor. Many venues, such as Domino's Pizza in Huyton, give special deals to The Mayor.

We are offering every Foursquare user who checks in at Domino's Pizza Huyton on April 16th 2010 the choice of either a FREE Garlic Pizza Bread or a FREE Potato Wedges with no strings attached (well hardly any!).

To find out more about our offer (and the few strings!) please go to our 4Square Day Offer Page

To learn how to get the Foursquare Application on your phone follow the instructions on the Foursquare Home Page.

And to learn more about Foursquare watch this video.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Domino's Pizza To Be Delivered via Tightrope at Wembley Stadium

Jade Kindar-Martin will create history at Wembley Stadium on Saturday April 19th 2010 when he becomes the first person to walk across the width of the world famous venue - but he will be doing it at a height of more than 150 feet on a wire no wider than that width of your finger!

As part of the pre-match show at the Saracens v Harlequins Guinness Premiership clash, the daredevil performer will walk the 500 feet across the roof of the world famous venue on a wire just 16mm thick – while also delivering a pizza in full Domino’s uniform!

The sky walk, sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, is yet another first for Saracens at the iconic venue which has already hosted matches against Northampton Saints, South Africa and Worcester Warriors this season in front of club record crowds.

Kindar-Martin is no stranger to creating history having sky walked at some of the most unique spots around the world. He set a Guinness World Record when he walked 1,500 feet across the River Thames and he topped that with a 1km walk across the Han River in Seoul to set another world record.

The Sky Walk is just a small part of the pre-match show at Wembley on Saturday which includes performances from 90s pop sensations Right Said Fred, the hit West End play WarHorse, circus acts and there will also be 10,000 knights at the stadium.

Tickets are on sale now priced £10 for adults and £5 for U16s and are available from Ticketmaster or by calling 0844 847 2482.

See the First Episode of FourSquare Cops

Here at Pizzas and Stuff we're big fans of FourSquare so when we stumbled across this video we thought you might like to see it too.

It highlights those members of our Community who do not share our Vision and Values!

Friday, 2 April 2010

Fultano's Pizza Cannon Beach Goes Green with ZAP Electric Delivery Car

Imelda Khoo Fultano Pizza
Following on from our recent post about the Domino's ZAPmobile which delivers in Aspen, two of our eagle-eyed readers Nicola and Imelda from Portland, Oregon made us aware that Domino's are not alone in the pizza industry for showing their Green Credentials.

Pictured here with Imelda is Fultano's Pizza's very own ZAP Car. Though not as jazzily decorated as the Domino's version it certainly looks fit for purpose and I'm sure it does a great job delivering around Cannon Beach "to families and romancing couples"

Take a look at their menu. I'll have a Family-sized Haystack with a Diet Coke please.

If you come across any interesting pizza-related sights, then please take a picture or video and send it to my Twitter @simonpickles.

We'll publish the best and hopefully give exposure to some great ideas

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Papa John's UK to Offer Free Testicle Checks in Battle Against Cancer

On April 1st 2010 a memo was leaked to the media purporting to be from Papa John's UK Senior Management ab0ut free testicle checks for its customers and has generated much comment about whether this was an April Fool or someone in Marketing's idea of a joke that had fallen into the wrong hands and then been circulated virally.

Papa John's is well-known for supporting the Everyman Campaign against Testicular Cancer.

It is currently offering a Meatball Pizza and donating 50p from the sale of each one to the charity.

Papa Johns Testicle Checks
To find out more about the pizza and their worthy campaign visit PapasDoorStepChallenge