Why COVID-19 was great for this business
COVID-19 restrictions have forced many businesses around the world to stop dead in their tracks or find new ways to survive.
Many restaurants, pubs and cafes started delivering to customers in order to keep staff on, but this Dalby business stayed ahead of the game.
In April 2020, Domino's Dalby announced they were looking to employ an additional six people to help deliver hot meals to the Dalby community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local franchisees Prakash Balsara and Sulay Patel said that the pizza shop had the privilege to continue feeding the community and delivering meals to those on the frontline, who are working hard to keep us safe and our society moving.
"The increased demand for food delivery meant we were predominantly looking to hire delivery experts to help safely deliver meals through Domino's Zero Contact Delivery," Mr Balsara said.
"After receiving dozens of applications, we closed expressions of interest, reviewed all applications and hired an additional nine team members at Domino's Dalby. "
One new employee, Madison Jeffery, is loving the challenge.
"I really love it, it is a really energetic environment to be in," Miss Jeffery said.
"I love the hustle environment and we always strive to make the best pizzas and get them out to customers."
Miss Jeffery splits her time between working at Dominos and studying a double degree in business management and megatronic engineering in Brisbane.
"Dominos has been great, they are really flexible with the hours that I can work each week so I can commit myself to work and study."
With the government annoucing at the start of the week that June could be a realistic date for venue to reopen, Dominos Dalby will be busy keeping everyone fed until then.
"As local business owners, we proudly employ more than 125 team members across four Domino's stores in Queensland," Mr Balsara said.
"We are humbled that an increase in customers putting their trust in us to deliver safe, freshly prepared pizzas meant we could give people wanting to work, like Madison Jeffery, an opportunity to do so."