Domino's Pizza will be jacking up its menu prices by 10 per cent on Sundays. This surcharge has been introduced due to an increase in weekend penalty rates for Domino's workers. If you're currently watching your pennies, the smart move here is to avoid Domino's Pizza on Sundays entirely. Problem solved!
As reported in the SMH, Domino's Pizza is introducing a 25 per cent Sunday penalty rate to its workers which will be paid for by a new Sunday surcharge to customers. The pay increase was introduced voluntarily in a bid to meet industry practice as part of a 'modernisation process'. The new payment model been agreed to by all Domino's franchisees.
"We value our employees and believe this voluntary increase is an important step in rewarding them for their commitment to our business and our customers," the company said in a statement.
We're all for fast food employees getting a fairer pay rate. We also don't blame Domino's for passing on the costs to customers: that's just how business works. However, the Sunday price hike will still sting a little, particularly if you're organising a large order for footy final parties and the like.
Whenever possible, we suggest switching your naughty lunch/dinner to a different day of the week. That way, Domino's workers still get their pay increase and you don't have to wear the costs.