Best Excuse Award

Posted by Domino's India I January 23rd, 2014

Ever since we launched the Tastiest Pan Pizza, ever, people have not been able to resist the softest, cheesiest, crunchiest, butteriest Domino’s Fresh Pan Pizza. They have been leaving the stage in the middle of a performance and even finding excuses to be disqualified in a football match.

Watch our two TV ads and you’ll know what we mean. In our first TV ad a play is going on and as soon as the actors realize that Fresh Pan Pizza has been delivered backstage, all the characters start sneaking out to enjoy the Fresh Pan Pizza. Watch it here:

In our second TV ad a football match is going on where the players run away from their field by purposely getting themselves kicked out or faking an injury, to enjoy the Fresh Pan Pizza. Watch it here:

The Play TV ad was voted Top TV ad in Nov 2013 according to the Top of the Mind Ad Survey by Mint newspaper.

We launched Fresh Pan Pizza Best Excuse Awards on our Facebook fan page. Fans were given situations where they had to come up with wacky and fun excuses. The person with the best excuse won the Best Excuse Badge and won Domino’s vouchers. Their enthusiastic response proved that Domino’s Fresh Pan Pizza is the Tastiest Pan Pizza. Ever!

Some of the situations that we gave our fans were:


Our winners for the Best Excuse award:


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  2. I am buying regularly pizza from Kompally, Hyderabad. they are every time excuse that they have some problem in oven, some manpower problem, huge order today so we are unable to deliver pizza in 30 min commitment. ASAP we will deliver and they took min 45-60 min and delivery. where as I buy in last month continue 3 days I bought in Vizag they give in under 30 min and even one day they delay 2 min they give free around 600 amt pizza. I am really disappointed that why it is happening in ……

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  9. very bad experience with domino’s they are liers i called @ 8.46 p.m. to cancel the order they said they have punched it and when i am calling at 9.16 p.m. (as 30 mins were passed) they said that order was punched at 8.52 p.m. order reached me after 30 minutes and they said that they dont Give it FREE. ONLY THEY CAN GIVE IS A DISCOUNT ON ORDERS…. LIERS

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  12. Order was not delivered I have contact many time bellow address:

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    I have ordered pizza in DOMINOZ through mobile no (8860192994) at 7.46 PM on 8th May 2014.

    i have ordered 1 single vej Combo ( 3 Capsicum 1 corn ) and 2 vej Calzone Pockets.

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    Because dominoz have offer that if delievery is more than 30 minutes late then it will be free.)

    But they charged us . after saying all this when we called them they cut the phone.

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    Comment by Nidhi Rastogi — May 9, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

  14. I ordered one cheese burst and two veg doubles. I was delivered in 36 minutes. So I didn’t pay. The delivery man returned after 10 minutes and requested for payment on the pretext of being new.I told him not to come again as it was company policy. Then I was repeatedly called. When I stopped taking calls two people came late night to my home and started disturbing. They even rung bell pf was disgusting and embarrassing. Company needs to look into. And reprimand their employees.

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