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- Pizza chain Domino’s will deliver special bonuses for some of its workers this holiday.
- Multiple fast food companies have stepped up to support frontline workers during the pandemic.
Pizza chain Domino’s announced it will be giving out special bonuses in December totaling more than $9.6 million to qualifying supply chain hourly workers and Domino’s drivers.
The bonus will amount to about $1,200 extra in compensation per worker.
The move is similar to the bonus Domino’s paid to frontline workers at its store locations earlier in 2020 as the pandemic began in the U.S.
"We strive every day to uphold our values of doing the right thing and putting people first," Domino's Chief Executive Officer Ritch Allison said in prepared comments. "We have the honor and privilege of being open and operating throughout the U.S. during this crisis, and we recognize that we could not be doing it without the hard work and dedication of our team members. This is our way of saying thank you to these remarkable people."
Multiple fast food outlets have stepped up to offer free or discounted food to frontline workers and other people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, McDonald’s gave free “Thank You Meals” to first responders and health care workers.
“We have been inspired by the way our franchisees have been going above and beyond to support their local communities throughout this trying time,” said company President Joe Erlinger in the press release.
Other companies like Starbucks, Nando’s PERi-PERi and Panda Express are other eateries offering deals on food and drink options to frontline workers.