Domino’s is experiencing ‘one of the most difficult staffing environments in a long time’
Domino’s announces Q1 U.S. same-store sales growth of 13.4% with 1% unit growth
Joanna Fantozzi, Nation's Restaurant News
Apr 29, 2021
Domino’s Pizza is “experiencing one of the most difficult staffing environments in a long time,” CEO Ritch Allison said during Thursday’s earnings call for the first quarter ended March 28, citing the “very tight labor market” that other operators throughout the industry have been experiencing at this point in the pandemic.
“A combination of COVID-19, strong sales amid the broader economy reopening and the high government stimulus checks is creating one of the most difficult staffing environments delivered in a long time,” Allison said during Thursday’s earnings call. “It puts pressure on our workers.”
One of the most significant areas of labor pressure Domino’s sees is their drivers. Domino’s is famously known for being one of the last quick-service holdouts that has not partnered with any third-party delivery companies.
“The real pinch-point is the drivers,” Allison said...