Take our user survey and make your voice heard.
national

Domino’s Pizza apologizes over viral video of employee touching dough after picking his nose

33 Comments

Domino’s Pizza Japan has released a public apology on its official X account after a video of a male employee picking his nose and wiping his finger on pizza dough went viral.

In the X post, Domino’s officials apologized for “any discomfort or inconvenience the disturbing video caused to our customers.”

The apology was released on Monday after a 15-second video showed a male employee picking his nose with the left index finger of his gloved hand and then proceeding to wipe it on pizza dough, Kyodo News reported. Footage of the prank went viral on X and other social media platforms, garnering criticism across the web.

According to Domino’s, the video was filmed by a part-time employee at a store in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, at around 2 a.m. on Monday. The pizza dough in the footage was not used in any product. It was later thrown out.

The pizza chain location suspended its operations on the same day and fired both employees on Tuesday.

© Japan Today

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.

33 Comments
Login to comment

and fired both employees

Dumb and Dumber! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

15 ( +15 / -0 )

Vicious and Ugly, I hope that this employee be turned over to the prosecutors office ASAP to make an example of him or her.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

This punk needs to be hit with a charge of Obstruction of Business. That will show him. He can spend the next 4 decades repaying Domino's for lost revenue.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

The nose is probably the cleanest thing he could have touched.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Again? How these people can possibly connect "repulsive" = "funny" is beyond me.

Even toddlers would be too disgusted to do this kind of thing on purpose.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

no thank you. i have so many pizza choices in Japan, why i need to risk the hygiene issues by going to Dominos...?

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Oh God, you can still catch the Budweiser real men of genius 80/90 ads...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qum8bQtnKTQ

Ok be seated ....JT might have a nose bleed on this post.

It appears Domino’s Pizza Japan has inadvertently hired Mr nabber of the nose nugget straight to it's front line pizza preparation posse...

That is a new level of gross.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

The video is all mosaiced out. Did he really put his finger in his nose or just put it next to his nose as a joke in front of the camera?

Also, if a guy actually does something on camera, why not show his face? This goes for any criminal activity I see on the news. So many perps are have their identity protected.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Hi speed I understand there are a number of reasons why identities have to be pixelated

When Issues of Publicity Rights Infringement Arise Whether or not there is an infringement of publicity rights is determined mainly by the following circumstances:

Whether the face of the person being photographed can be identified

Whether the person being photographed is the main subject of the photo or video

Whether the photo or video is being published in a place or medium with a high potential for dissemination

Whether there is consent from the person being photographed for the photography and publication

Whether the location of the photography is a place where being photographed can be anticipated

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

@ Speed

Just go on You Tube and post ドミノ・ピザまた「バイトテロ」

The idiot's face appears.

These youngsters who still post these types of videos on social media aren't really smart!!

Good luck with future employment!!

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Domino’s claims it was after hours and the dough was not used.

how do they know that?

in my eyes they are trying to do damage control by claiming that.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

This punk needs to be hit with a charge of Obstruction of Business. That will show him. He can spend the next 4 decades repaying Domino's for lost revenue.

A bit excessive dont you think?

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

"I'm here to collect my Snot & Sweetcorn XXL Pizza". Always service with a smile! LOL!

0 ( +4 / -4 )

The pizza chain location suspended its operations on the same day and fired both employees on Tuesday.

Seems like a very mild punishment, customers have been accused and even convicted of obstruction of business for doing similar things, and an employee (even if part time) are supposed to have an even bigger responsibility to avoid doing this.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Extra crust.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

The pizza dough in the footage was not used in any product. It was later thrown out.

Oh it was, huh? Says who? You just took their word for it and wrote it with authority, huh.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Fired both employees? There were two?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

onigiri

no thank you. i have so many pizza choices in Japan, why i need to risk the hygiene issues by going to Dominos...?

What makes you think anyone has better or worse employees than another? They all hire basically the same types of young, underpaid, PT workers, who are prone to stupid behaviors. Just choose whichever brand you feel has the best-tasting product, and hope for the best.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

@piskian No for sarcasm it was an extra olive!

Extra crust.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

no thank you. i have so many pizza choices in Japan, why i need to risk the hygiene issues by going to Dominos...?

Pretty sure there are young idiots working in all kinds of fast food restaurants here, same as anywhere.

Fired both employees? There were two?

One who picked his nose and one who filmed it I'd guess.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Yes, the internet is somewhat to blame for these types of punks to come out into the daylight, but even then I feel like this is happening way too often lately. Perhaps the low wages for part timers are also partly to blame for workers to work carelessly.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Never get a pizza you are not watching being made in front of your eyes, actually any fast food. Teenagers do things to your food worst than this and this has always been the trend

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Domino’s Pizza can take a private prosecution action, or if deem malicious, or reckless, public health violation, direct criminal Police involvement.

Also recover loss of income through actions that result in harm to commercial business trading/retail.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Asiaman7Feb. 14  04:47 pm JST

and fired both employees

Dumb and Dumber! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Yeeeccchhh!!! When you work with food you don't dirty it up like this, not even as a prank. Kick them out!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Ugh!!! So disgusting. Things like this is one of the main reasons why I have never used any fast food places, including coffee shops. No one knows what goes on in the kitchens, but I can only imagine.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

No one knows what happens in any restaurant kitchen and whether the staff are washing their hands properly after using the toilet. I prefer restaurants where you can see the kitchen.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Ugh!!! So disgusting. Things like this is one of the main reasons why I have never used any fast food places, including coffee shops. No one knows what goes on in the kitchens, but I can only imagine.

Unfortunately this is not something that exclusively happens in fast food places. Going to a restaurant of prestige or where you can see the food being prepared can help reducing the risk of gross things happening there, but even taking those measures there is still that possibility.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

wallace

No one knows what happens in any restaurant kitchen and whether the staff are washing their hands properly after using the toilet. I prefer restaurants where you can see the kitchen.

Wouldn't you also have to see the toilet, as well as the kitchen?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

garypen

wallace

No one knows what happens in any restaurant kitchen and whether the staff are washing their hands properly after using the toilet. I prefer restaurants where you can see the kitchen.

> Wouldn't you also have to see the toilet, as well as the kitchen?

Whenever I enter our kitchen I always wash my hands

0 ( +3 / -3 )

The best restaurants have the cashier handling only money then when the food is bagged or boxed up s/he is handed the package and gives it to you. And it's even better when you can see the workers in the kitchen too.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Whenever I enter our kitchen I always wash my hands

Even if you have just washed your hands?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Elvis is here

Whenever I enter our kitchen I always wash my hands

> Even if you have just washed your hands?

Yes, if I leave the kitchen and touch something when I enter again I wash my hands. I try to maintain a high hygiene standard. I wipe the worktops with alcohol etc. It's not difficult.

You are free to do whatever you like.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites