If you’re anything like me, you can probably count on one hand the number of times that you’ve had Domino’s Pizza in the past. In the hierarchy of chain pizza restaurants, Domino’s was always about 34th on my list of options (even beneath places that I have since found out were no longer in business). But recently I noticed that Domino’s has taken a bold, creative approach to addressing their customer feedback that mirrors the perception I had in my mind whenever Domino’s was mentioned.
If you haven’t seen the commercials (if you’re a football fan, don’t worry, you will soon), Domino’s basically lets us behind the curtain to see and hear the nature of the feedback they’ve heard. Things like ‘the crust tastes like cardboard’, and ‘the sauce tastes like catsup’ were continually mentioned in customer focus groups and on social media vehicles like Twitter (http://twitter.com/dominos) and Facebook.
However, instead of trying to divert attention to other aspects that don’t matter as much (like they used to do with the "30 minutes or its free" guarantee), they’ve now addressed this feedback head-on, and have totally recreated their pizza, as well as their approach toward customer feedback.
You can learn more in a pretty candid take in the video below, or at www.pizzaturnaround.com
While it remains to be seen how effective this approach will ultimately be (I’ve yet to try their new pizza, but I have to say I’m at least a little intrigued now), I believe that Domino’s should at least be commended for actually listening to what their customers are saying, doing something about it, and crediting their changes to their desire to be customer focused.
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