Kevin Keegan handed 11 lucky Domino’s workers their debut cap as the pizza chain gears up for a frantic Euro 2016.
Domino’s is to deliver 10,000 jobs for new people this year, ahead of a huge summer of sport including Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games.
The pizza maker has pledged to open over 65 new stores across the UK and Ireland this year, and to mark the announcement ahead of Euro 2016, it has worked with the official England cap manufacturers to ‘cap’ its first 11 new starters.
The 11 Domino’s debutants, who will help to make over seven million pizzas for those tuning in to Euro 2016, were presented with their caps by former England boss Kevin Keegan – who captained England in the 1980 European Championships, managed them in Euro 2000 and gave Steven Gerrard his first cap.
The combination of store growth and unprecedented home interest in Euro 2016 mean Domino’s is predicting three pizzas will be ordered a second during the competition, with over 50 million slices expected to be eaten throughout the tournament. To handle the rush, jobs are being made available at every level, from delivery drivers to pizza chefs.
“I was fortunate enough to give a lot of great players their first caps as England manager and it’s fantastic to be capping a new group, albeit on a different playing field,” Keegan said.
“Domino’s taking on 10,000 new team members to handle the number of fans watching Euro 2016 is great and gives everyone something to cheer about before a ball is even kicked.
“With a bit of luck, the home nations and especially England can go far in the tournament, so they could probably do with the extra people!”