New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) blasted a Domino’s Pizza franchise for “jacking up” their prices on New Year’s Eve. However, the pizza restaurant chain isn’t staying silent.
As people readied to kick off the night and a new decade, a Midtown Domino’s franchise delivered pizzas worth $30 each — double the normal cost of a pizza — to those who were at Time Square’s ball drop, as the New York Post reported. The franchise has been doing these deliveries for 15 years.
“It’s absolutely worth it,” one man said of buying a pizza, adding, “It was hot. It seems like it just came out of the oven. If he comes back, I will buy some more.”
Droves of people waited for the ball to drop, and those who came to Times Square were in viewing pens, and they were not allowed to leave and return to their original area.
However, the mayor of the city wasn’t too thrilled with the pizza chain, as he slammed the particular franchise for what he said was exploiting people and suggested they go to a “LOCAL” pizzeria, in response to the article.
“Jacking up your prices on people trying to celebrate the holidays?” de Blasio wrote. “Classy, [Dominos].”
He continued: “To the thousands who came to Times Square last night to ring in 2020, I’m sorry this corporate chain exploited you — stick it to them by patronizing one of our fantastic LOCAL pizzerias.”
Jacking up your prices on people trying to celebrate the holidays? Classy, @dominos.
To the thousands who came to Times Square last night to ring in 2020, I’m sorry this corporate chain exploited you — stick it to them by patronizing one of our fantastic LOCAL pizzerias. pic.twitter.com/rO6I9oYIku
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 1, 2020
However, Domino’s isn’t holding back in their response, as they are slamming the New York City mayor for “suggesting that New Yorkers who own or work at a franchise are ‘lesser than’ those who don’t,” a spokesperson told Fox Business on Thursday.
“Every store in [New York City] is owned by a local resident,” a Domino’s spokesperson said, adding, “Every employee is a local New York resident. Those stores provide jobs to thousands of his fellow citizens. With his comments, the mayor is suggesting that New Yorkers who own or work at a franchise are ‘lesser than’ those who don’t.”
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