For years, we’ve been told to lay off the fast food. Weight gain, all of the excess and the total lack of nutritional value in most fast food means that many try and avoid eating foods like take-away pizzas and the like. That being said, for one man it turns out that eating Domino’s on a regular basis was one of the best decisions that he ever made!
Why? Because he was such a regular with his local store that when he stopped ordering they got worried. Kirk Alexander was a massive Domino’s user and, using it at least once per week for the best part of a decade, was a regular with the staff. Then, he stopped appearing at the store and the staff began to worry.
11 days passed without his regular order, and the alarm bells were ringing. They worried that something may have happened to him. Kirk, 47, was a regular and knew the staff very well and to many he was even considered a friend; a good guy who just loved his pizza. So, when he stopped turning up to pick up his order, Tracey Hamblen, an employee, decided that she wanted to check in on him.
She noticed the lights and TV were on, but there no answer at the door – an immediate red flag. She tried to call him on his cell, but there was no response. She called the local store manager, Jenny Seiber, who then phoned the police. In her 911 distress call, she explained that: “This is Domino’s Pizza and we have a customer that usually orders like every night from us.”
When the cops turned up, they could hear someone inside calling out for help and assistance. Gaining entry, they found Kirk on the floor and worried that he had suffered from a stroke. He was taken to a local hospital where he was found to be in a stable, safe condition. While the doctors could not tell when the stroke must have taken place, they could tell that he was making a full, fair recovery.
He’s such a regular that the staff look out for him. Sarah Fuller, the GM, said: “His order pops up on the screen because he orders online. So we see it come across the screen and we’re like, ‘Oh, Kirk’s order.’”
Explaining why they went to the length of checking up on him, she explained the close bond they share with him: “He orders all the time, so we know him. I think we were just doing our job checking in on someone we know who orders a lot. We felt like we needed to do something,”
So, the next time someone in your life makes a joke about you being “best friends” with the people behind the counter at your local take-out venue, remind them of the story of Kirk and how it saved his life!