- Exclusive new award rewards recipients with a year’s supply of free pizza -
Domino’s, the nation’s best-loved pizza, has today announced its own twist on the traditional Honours List by introducing the Order of the Domino’s Empire (ODE) – an exclusive new award that rewards people exhibiting extraordinary services to sport, entertainment and humankind with free pizza for a whole year.
Only a limited number of people will be awarded the medal annually, based on nominations from the public via Domino’s UK Facebook page. Each recipient will be awarded with a specially designed, ODE, created by the official OBE manufacturers Toye & Co.
A number of high profile candidates from the worlds of sport and entertainment are being considered for the prestigious award to be announced later in the summer. Additionally, the public can nominate anyone who they feel deserves to be rewarded for outstanding services in their field simply by telling their stories on Facebook.
One lucky Domino’s team member is also in the running, with hopefuls for the honour this year including Amir Haghigbi who delivered a fresh pizza to DJ Artwork on a train, Alex Brindley who married his local town of Stone to pledge his commitment to the community (and Domino’s) and Maria Stoica who helped deliver a baby for an expecting mother who could not make it to hospital on time.
Louise Butler at Domino’s said: “Domino’s is famed for its extraordinary delivery of freshly handmade pizza to superfans nationwide every day. So we wanted to reward those who also go ‘above and beyond’ – specifically within the fields of sport, entertainment and humankind as a whole. We are really excited about awarding the first ODE honours later this year, both to faces we know, and some lesser known people who are equally deserving to be recognised.”
Copy on the Domino’s blog reads:
The Order of the Domino’s Empire (ODE)
Domino’s strives to deliver the power of the possible every day through extraordinary services to pizza lovers around the country.
And when people exhibit extraordinary services we will like to reward it. That’s why we have introduced the ORDER OF THE DOMINO’S EMPIRE (ODE).
We will be awarding people for their extraordinary services across various fields with the ODE, which provides FREE DOMINO’S for an entire year.
You can now nominate ANYONE you think deserves to recognised for extraordinary services to sport, entertainment or humankind.
Just tell us why they are deserving of the ODE by emailing us at ODE@dominos.co.uk and they could be a recipient.
We will announce the Domino’s Honours List later this year.
The first recipients for the Order of the Domino’s Empire will be announced later this year in July. For more information visit facebook.com/DominosPizza.
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About Domino’s Pizza Group
Domino’s Pizza Group (DPG) is the UK’s leading pizza company with a total of just under 1,000 stores and 35,000 colleagues. Headquartered in Milton Keynes, the first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991.
DPG is a FTSE 250 business and holds the exclusive master franchise rights for the Domino’s brand in the UK and ROI, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. Additionally DPG owns a strategic stake in the largest pizza delivery business in Germany, and significant minority interests in the master franchisees for Domino's Pizza in Iceland, Norway and Sweden making it one of the largest international Domino’s franchisees.
Making around 85 million pizzas a year, Domino’s uses only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. DPG constantly invests in technology to make things easier for customers. The Domino’s app has been downloaded almost 12 million times and up to 80 per cent of orders are now placed online.
Founded in 1960, the Domino's brand is owned by Domino's Pizza, Inc, a listed US company.