Domino’s investigate snap “showing worker buying supermarket potato wedges for £1”

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DOMINO’S Pizza have admitted for the second time buying cheap supermarket wedges and then selling them on for a 250% mark-up.

A photo emerged online yesterday which shows a Domino’s member of staff buying potato wedges in bulk from Asda.

The image, taken somewhere in the London area, shows £1 bags of own brand wedges piled high on the conveyor belt.

Domino’s, who sell wedges for £3.49 a portion, have previously been caught out buying supermarket versions of the snack to sell at a store.

 

The Domino’s worker had bags of wedges piled high on the conveyor belt

 

Twitter user Sinead Sarah said she saw the Domino’s worker in his uniform at the checkout with what appeared to be around 15 bags of the potato snacks.

She shared an image on Twitter yesterday with the caption: “Thank you @dominos – next time I spend £3.49 on [a] tiny portion of potato wedges I’ll remember they’re from Asda!!!”

Her post has already been retweeted 6,000 times with a further 14,500 likes.

The picture shows the mound of potato wedges on the checkout conveyor belt as the worker, dressed in a blue Domino’s jacket and black cap, waits with his trolley to be served.

Shocked Twitter users were quick to reply.

 

A portion of wedges from Domino’s costs £3.49

 

Joe wrote: “Free pizza for life coming her way so she doesn’t reveal any more of your secrets.”

Danni commented: “You’d expect them to get them from a supplier not £1 bags from Asda.”

Rebecca Anderson commented: “I feel so betrayed.”

Whilst Lauren claimed: “My boyfriend used to work there. They’d send staff out to Aldi for them when they ran out.”

A spokeswoman for Domino’s Pizza said: “With a big sporting weekend, very occasionally our stores are in an unfortunate position where some products may run out.

“We do not advocate this as a solution and are investigating. We have rigorous food standards where our franchisees buy all food from our approved suppliers to help maintain the high standards customers rightly expect.”

In 2014, Domino’s were criticised when a staff member was seen buying 59p wedges from Aldi.

The worker, from a store in Linlithgow, West Lothian, was spotted at the local Aldi branch by a regular Domino’s customer.

Staff initially claimed the wedges had been for personal use, however bosses later admitted that they had run out of stock due to high demand during the World Cup and Wimbledon.

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