Domino’s Pizza Saves Man’s Life from Domestic Violence Charge.

August 18, 2011

Looks like their Pizza Marketing really worked!!!! This is a story of how the Domino’s Pizza tracker saved a life from the accusation of a woman. This man ordered a pizza right before his X Girlfriend showed up at his house. The pizza delivery boy became a witness when he arrived right on schedule. I wish we had Domino’s Pizza in Art School! Sadly I doubt Domnio’s Pizza would of helped in the State of Washington.


Happy endings don’t always come with Pizza. A Pizza delivery man was also charged with sex assault in an unrelated story.

Pizza delivery man charged with sex assault at New Haven alderman’s house

April 10, 2011
No Money for a TIP? There is always Surprise Sex!

NEW HAVEN — A city alderman says he will seek the severest possible legal punishment for a pizza deliveryman charged with sexually assaulting the alderman’s female relative Thursday afternoon at the family’s home.
“The fact that he could come into my house and violate a woman there, it’s quite upsetting,” said Alderman Yusuf Ibn Shah, D-23. “I’ve never been so angry in my life.”
Police charged Elmustapha Moutaqi, 45, with fourth-degree sexual assault and breach of peace.
The complainant, who is in her mid-20s, sat beside Shah in their home on Batter Terrace Friday and recounted the events that unfolded after she called Marco Polo Pizza and Italian Restaurant on Crown Street at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday to order pizza.
The woman said she regularly places take-out orders with Marco Polo because it offers halal food prepared as prescribed by Muslim law. The Shah family is of the Muslim faith.
The complainant said she also recognized Moutaqi from previous deliveries. “I never found him to be suspicious,” she said.
She said when she met him in the foyer of the house, she gave him a credit card to pay for the pizza but then apologized for not having enough to pay him a tip.
“He said, ‘Hey, no big deal,’ and then he gave me a hug and kissed my forehead,” she stated.
“Then he said, ‘Can I have a real kiss?’ I said, ‘No,’ and I moved away. He pulled me back and tried to kiss my mouth. I’m still trying to pull away and he grabs my shoulder. He groped my right breast and my butt,” she said.
The woman said it was difficult defending herself while holding the pizza, but she was able to break away from him, back up, close the front door and lock it. 

Although the woman’s two brothers and a friend of theirs were in the house at the time, they did not hear the encounter happening, and she said she didn’t call out to them for help because “I was afraid they’d beat up the guy and they’d get charged with assault,” she said. “I figured I’d handle it the best I could.”
After the deliveryman left, she said, she immediately called the restaurant’s manager, who asked her, “Are you serious?” and said he would look into it and call her back in 10 minutes.
She didn’t wait. She called the police, who responded, she estimated, within 10 to 15 minutes. She said the restaurant manager did call back, but she didn’t answer because she was answering police questions.
The police put her in a patrol car and took her to Marco Polo, where she said she identified Moutaqi as her assailant after he pulled up in a vehicle.
When she told police she wanted to press charges, they handcuffed him.
She said she heard him tell police he had only been “kidding” and had done nothing wrong. But she thought to herself: “The joke is on you.”
Shah said one of his biggest concerns is that “obviously, Marco Polo isn’t doing a whole lot of screening” of its job applicants.
A man who answered the phone at Marco Polo Thursday said the restaurant’s owner, whom he identified as Monty Salen, was not available for comment. But the man said of Moutaqi: “They already fired him.”
The woman said, “I’m not going to let this overshadow or ruin my life. I’m not so traumatized that I’m unstable. I’m proud of my actions. I stood up for myself. I’m tougher than I look.”
Shah told her he’s proud of her, too. “I’ve trained her on self-defense,” he said. “She knows how to move.” 
Recalling the many times his family has ordered food from Marco Polo, Shah said, “It’s like ‘The Twilight Zone.’ We patronize them. We use them for family dinners. I never thought that something like this could happen. Think how many times you order pizza and have it delivered to your home. You don’t expect somebody to attack you.”
Shah added, “I ask God to give me the strength to forgive.” But he said he wants Moutaqi “punished as severely as possible.”
He also said he wants “peace” for the young woman. “She’ll probably be (emotionally) scarred for the rest of her life.”
That isn’t how you play Marco Polo!


Pizza Marketing

January 21, 2010

people don’t care if Dominoes Pizza sux. they order it cuz it delivers everywhere and it is open late. it is brand name recognition… and now they are saying they are going to make good pizza. honestly… I wanted to try it myself…. and in Poughkeepsie NY (lots of Italians here and great pizza), I’ve seen a lot of deliveries happening this week.

Domino’s Pizza’s new Pizza Turnaround campaign set off a wave of discussions in the social media world. The Pizza Turnaround video, which was produced by Domino’s, features Domino’s employees, including its head chefs, and some of the company’s marketing executives, admitting outright that the pizza sucks. Some of the quotes in the video include “Domino’s pizza crust is to me like cardboard,” a sentiment expressed in a focus group but echoed by Domino’s executives. “Doesn’t feel like there’s much love in Domino’s Pizza,” says another focus group participant.

This is, to be sure, a bold move, and many are applauding Domino’s for publicly owning up to making bad pizza. Everyone’s talking about transparency, but not many companies are really doing anything about it.

There’s a reason for that, of course. Only an idiot is 100% transparent.

Setting aside literal definitions, what does “transparent” mean? For publicly held companies, “transparent” has come to mean conducting business and doing accounting according to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). Every company is supposed to report its financial situation using the same measures as every other company, and using the same measures every quarter, to ensure that shareholders and regulators can read them and make valid judgments and comparisons.

In the social media world, transparency extends beyond finance, meaning something like “using social media to expose to the public the inner workings of the company and the candid thoughts of its executives and employees.”

So where does the publicly held company draw the line? The CEO can’t be 100% transparent on his or her blog. Comments about the company’s finances are regulated by FASB and the SEC. Comparisons to competitors are regulated by the FTC. When, what information, and in what format an officer of a publicly held company can disclose information is all strictly regulated.

One could argue in fact that Domino’s admission that its pizza isn’t up to par is contrary to its obligations to shareholders to maximize value. In fact, Domino’s stock traded around $11.39 today, not far from its 52-week high, and nearly triple its 52-week low of $4.76. So how bad can the pizza be?

Maybe we expect too much transparency from the companies we do business with. How transparent are you? Do you tell everybody everything you are doing and thinking, or are there some things you might omit? If you want to be 100% transparent, you would have to walk down the street saying out loud, “That’s an ugly shirt.” “You look so cool with your Bluetooth.” “Your girlfriend is way too hot for you.” We wouldn’t call that transparency, actually, we’d call it Tourette Syndrome.

Why then do we expect the companies we do business with to overexpose themselves? I think the social media “movement” has pressured companies to act irresponsibly. OK, the Domino’s thing is clever and is attracting a lot of attention. And maybe Domino’s feels it’s “working.” But I think these guys are subjecting themselves to an unnecessary beating. The following (with one letter masked) was displayed by Domino’s on its Pizza Turnaround site:

no I disagree. transparency doesn’t always work, but this kind will because Dominoes was never considered a quality brand and was successful because of it’s marketing and availability. claiming now that the pizza is now actually good is shrewd.

Pizza Marketing

January 21, 2010
people don’t care if Dominoes Pizza sux. they order it cuz it delivers everywhere and it is open late. it is brand name recognition… and now they are saying they are going to make good pizza. honestly… I wanted to try it myself…. and in Poughkeepsie NY (lots of Italians here and great pizza), I’ve seen a lot of deliveries happening this week.

Domino’s Pizza’s new Pizza Turnaround campaign set off a wave of discussions in the social media world. The Pizza Turnaround video, which was produced by Domino’s, features Domino’s employees, including its head chefs, and some of the company’s marketing executives, admitting outright that the pizza sucks. Some of the quotes in the video include “Domino’s pizza crust is to me like cardboard,” a sentiment expressed in a focus group but echoed by Domino’s executives. “Doesn’t feel like there’s much love in Domino’s Pizza,” says another focus group participant.

This is, to be sure, a bold move, and many are applauding Domino’s for publicly owning up to making bad pizza. Everyone’s talking about transparency, but not many companies are really doing anything about it.
There’s a reason for that, of course. Only an idiot is 100% transparent.
Setting aside literal definitions, what does “transparent” mean? For publicly held companies, “transparent” has come to mean conducting business and doing accounting according to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). Every company is supposed to report its financial situation using the same measures as every other company, and using the same measures every quarter, to ensure that shareholders and regulators can read them and make valid judgments and comparisons.
In the social media world, transparency extends beyond finance, meaning something like “using social media to expose to the public the inner workings of the company and the candid thoughts of its executives and employees.”
So where does the publicly held company draw the line? The CEO can’t be 100% transparent on his or her blog. Comments about the company’s finances are regulated by FASB and the SEC. Comparisons to competitors are regulated by the FTC. When, what information, and in what format an officer of a publicly held company can disclose information is all strictly regulated.
One could argue in fact that Domino’s admission that its pizza isn’t up to par is contrary to its obligations to shareholders to maximize value. In fact, Domino’s stock traded around $11.39 today, not far from its 52-week high, and nearly triple its 52-week low of $4.76. So how bad can the pizza be?
Maybe we expect too much transparency from the companies we do business with. How transparent are you? Do you tell everybody everything you are doing and thinking, or are there some things you might omit? If you want to be 100% transparent, you would have to walk down the street saying out loud, “That’s an ugly shirt.” “You look so cool with your Bluetooth.” “Your girlfriend is way too hot for you.” We wouldn’t call that transparency, actually, we’d call it Tourette Syndrome.
Why then do we expect the companies we do business with to overexpose themselves? I think the social media “movement” has pressured companies to act irresponsibly. OK, the Domino’s thing is clever and is attracting a lot of attention. And maybe Domino’s feels it’s “working.” But I think these guys are subjecting themselves to an unnecessary beating. The following (with one letter masked) was displayed by Domino’s on its Pizza Turnaround site:

no I disagree. transparency doesn’t always work, but this kind will because Dominoes was never considered a quality brand and was successful because of it’s marketing and availability. claiming now that the pizza is now actually good is shrewd.