Society | Feb 14

Domino's Pizza Again Victim of 'Part-Time Terror'

OSAKA, Feb 14 (News On Japan) - A video, shot in the kitchen of a delivery pizza store late at night and spread on social media, has sparked widespread controversy, with images of a worker picking his nose and wiping it on pizza dough.

This footage was recorded around 2:00 AM on February 12th at the Amagasaki branch of the popular delivery pizza chain, Domino's Pizza.

"What time is it now?"
"It's 2 am, this won't stretch."
"Then, then, then,"
"Why not just pick your nose and wipe it here?"

A man, donning a Domino's Pizza hat and uniform with the brand's red and blue logo, is seen spreading pizza dough on a kitchen counter.

Upon the other worker's suggestion, he gestures as if inserting a finger into his nose and then touches the dough with that finger.

The video of employee's misbehaviour, termed "part-time terror," spread like wildfire on social media.

The 'terrorist' activities were carried out with smiles, conveying an atmosphere of jest between the individuals involved.

When shown the video, reactions from the public were of disgust and dismay.

A person in their 60s commented, "It's just disgusting, makes you not want to order. Why would they do something like this? It just causes trouble."

A person in their 30s said, "With so many similar videos surfacing and the consequent lawsuits and legal actions, how do they still have the guts to do this?"

Domino's Pizza Japan issued an apology on its official social media. Additionally, they clarified that the dough involved was not yet fermented and had not been served to customers. All dough in the store was disposed of, and the outlet was temporarily closed.

The part-time employee, upon questioning by the company, stated, "It was a prank intended for social media, and we deeply regret our actions."

Domino's Pizza had faced a similar "part-time terror" incident three years ago involving an employee licking a shake spoon.

On preventing such nuisance acts, Sasaki Seizo, former head of Saitama Prefecture Police's Digital Investigation Team, suggested, "Physical measures to prevent smartphones in the workplace are necessary, but education is also crucial. Young people posting such videos could face lawsuits, with claims often directed at their parents. Hence, it's important to actively communicate with them about the responsible use of smartphones and information ethics."

Domino's Pizza Japan is considering legal action against the employee involved in this latest incident.

Source: FNN


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