4/20/2008

Boycott Pizza Hut?

I guess we will see if this costs Pizza Hut very much. Here is the article from the Des Moines Register:

A Republican state lawmaker called on Iowans Friday to boycott Pizza Hut restaurants after the company fired a Des Moines delivery driver who shot an armed robber last month.

"You tell me any Iowan that was in his situation, that had a gun put to his head, how they would've reacted differently," state Sen. Brad Zaun of Urbandale said. "I think it's the wrong decision by Pizza Hut and I will not be buying any more Pizza Hut products."

James William Spiers III, 38, fired multiple shots at a man who accosted him March 27 and demanded money at the Sutton Hill Apartments, 2100 S.E. King Ave.

Spiers said Pizza Hut officials asked for his resignation in exchange for at least two months' pay and counseling.

"I was terminated, but they're not going to kick me to the curb," he said Friday. "When they terminated me, I had asked if they could provide me with counseling. That's all I asked for."

Pizza Hut officials confirmed that Spiers was offered a severance package, counseling services and job search help but declined to comment further. . . .

Spiers, who has a valid handgun permit, said it was the first time in 10 years on the job that he had been a robbery victim. Public reaction was immediate and overwhelmingly in favor of Spiers.

Pizza Hut officials made it clear after the incident that employees are not allowed to carry guns. Fuller said Friday the policy is in line with the food delivery industry and will not be altered. . . .

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Keith said...

John,

Don't know if this is current in the US, or old news...

Mc Shite; Entering a fast food establishment with the sole aim of using wash room facilities.

Assuring a staff member that you intend to buy after availing of wash room facilities is a "Mc Shite with Lies"

Keith

4/21/2008 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was a teenager I worked for Dominos. Robberies were common since we carried cash all alone late at night. One driver was beaten so badly he was left disabled.

I understand the legal liabilities though... Pizza Hutt could have been sued big time if errant shots had struck any innocents.

Perhaps that's just the risk one takes when working delivering pizza?

4/21/2008 9:44 PM  
Anonymous dwight insane diego said...

If I owned a pizza place delivery vehicles would have a sign saying "Driver carries no cash but does carry a 357 on alternating nights. You guess which nights."

4/21/2008 10:27 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Pizza Hut sponsors Drag Race, a truly vile show that has nothing to do with NASCAR. It's not intolerant to object to verbal and intimate details of gay sex on prime time TV. Stop our pizza dollars from going to support drag queens tell all shows.

4/21/2011 10:08 PM  

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