Domino’s is Changing the Delivery Game

Domino’s Pizza has a new expert in town. Their new car, DXP, is changing the delivery game before any other pizza franchise so you don’t get your pizza cold during the delivery. Domino’s new delivery car will have something like an oven to keep it warm. That’s crazy and a little scary.

Couldn’t that go wrong in many ways? Or, what if they Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.46.25 AMgot into an accident?

This new vehicle is equipped with only one seat in the whole car. The rest is made for all the possible orders someone could want, from sides, sodas, and up to 80 pizzas. They might as well make them in the car too instead of having to drive back and forth. That’s probably what they are working on now!

There are currently 97 of these models being made and on the roads. With a lot of research behind the work, for all types of weather, they look to get more off the line and into the communities by the end of the year.

The closest Domino’s vehicle to West Virginia is in Virginia. Virginia has 2 functioning DXPs making their rounds. If you want your hometown or your residential area Domino’s to get a DXP go to their website and vote in hopes of getting your location equipped with this new delivery system.Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.49.39 AM

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Happy Belated 75th Birthday

HEY! WE MISSED A VERY IMPORTANT BIRTHDAY!

On March 1st M&M’s turned a big 75! Throughout this year, M&M’s will be reverting back to 12 different retro packaging that was used back 75 years ago when the creation of the M&M was brought to market.

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They want you tell everybody, says the new commercial celebrating the company. In this commercial the “Candy Man” is sung by Zedd and Aloe Blacc showing the progression of the quality and creativeness of the television commercials. Zedd and Blacc have put their own spin on the theme song to entice the younger demographics.

 

M&M also has created a hashtag #CelebrateWithM for consumers to use during the year. Becoming very active on social media and other social outlets have proven to be good for business.   Use the hashtag to see which retro commercials M&M will re-introduce to the general public.

Happy belated birthday M&M’s, keep doing what you’re doing. Looking forward to another 75 years and keeping M&M’s dissolving in our mouths not our hands.

Pancakes For Free

Over the past few years, it seems that every day stands for something. Tuesday was “National Pancake Day” at IHOP and people loved it. From 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, people came in to eat pancakes at IHOP for a good cause. It seems that the college age demographic group is the most attracted to the restaurants that host these “special” meaningful days.

This day wasn’t just for IHOP to get more business on this particular day, but it was their opportunity to give back to the people in need in our surrounding communities. IHOP’s chosen charities is the Children’s Miracle Network. This trend for IHOP started in 2006 and has raised more than 20 million ever since. How awesome?

Children’s Miracle Network has helped kids with various diseases, cancers, injuries and other afflictions that children are exposed too. Kids shouldn’t have to worry about living or dying and it has become IHOP’s mission to help in those causes. I hope everyone went to IHOP and donated even a little. Every penny counts.

More Freshness In Your Bite

Subway’s new commercial is sending their consumers a message about their products freshness since their first day, in 1965.

“Our brand was fresh from the very beginning,” said Chris Carroll, Subway chief advertising officer. “Consumers today are looking for a lot more. We’re converting all our products to antibiotic free, we took all the trans fats out.”

Subway has roughly 44,000 locations and still growing. That is more than McDonalds.

Co-founder Fred DeLuca, who has recently passed, wanted Subway right where it is today in between healthy and fast food. People want to be healthy, but to keep up with it can be difficult. Subway is to satisfy your hunger with freshness and not just empty calories like other fast-food restaurants.

Fast and healthier…maybe depending on what you pick/make.

To Chipotle or Not to Chipotle

Chipotle is giving out coupons for free burritos to gain back the customers they lost due to the food safety issues that have recently occurred within the company.

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On Feb. 8th, Chipotle was closed for a food safety meeting which was addressing the concerns of a growth in poor food safety procedures. It started when there was an increase in E-Coli incidents in 14 different states. It turns out Chipotle was the common denominator.

Today, the lines are almost out the door with customers carrying coupons. Looks like people are ready to give Chipotle another try. Customers standing in the lines are even joking about the prior food safety issues and concerns while getting ready to place their order.  Chipotle issued an announcement clarifying how severe their food safety problems were. It seems the public has chosen to forgive Chipotle and most feel that it is probably the safest place to eat in the world now. They have learned an extremely hard lesson, but can now see the sunlight again.

 

There is also another side, the negative side. On Consumer Affairs, people are bashing the food chain and making it known that they will not be returning because they don’t trust that this issue has been fully vetted. They don’t like their food and they find things in their food, and so forth. People around the world are giving Chipotle only one star. They use to enjoy being known as the fastest growing company in the United States. Today their stock market has dropped 24%.

 

I have never had Chipotle and after this I don’t think I plan to give it a try, I’m good with Taco Bell.

Are you forgiving Chipotle or are you staying far away?