Twitter users gave New York Mayor Bill de Blasio a pizza their mind after he criticized Domino’s for selling pies at an inflated price to people waiting for the Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve.
De Blasio sarcastically called the company “classy” for “jacking up your prices on people trying to celebrate the holidays.” He cited a New York Post article that quoted one reveler who said the $30 pizza was “absolutely worth it.”
Jacking up your prices on people trying to celebrate the holidays? Classy, @dominos.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 1, 2020
To the thousands who came to Times Square last night to ring in 2020, I’m sorry this corporate chain exploited you — stick it to them by patronizing one of our fantastic LOCAL pizzerias. pic.twitter.com/rO6I9oYIku
Criticism of the former Democratic 2020 presidential candidate came thick and fast as people on social media pointed out the flaws with his attack:
Even at $30 its price competitive with full pies at any of those "local" pizzerias near times square on a normal day, and they have to pay delivery guys to run that pizza through a crown on foot b/c people can't leave their position to go to a pizza place.— Ethan Case (@EthanCase) January 1, 2020
They've also been doing this for 15 years, and all those "local" businesses (as a franchise Domino's is a local business too, btw) are also doing this upcharge service on NYE as well.— Ethan Case (@EthanCase) January 1, 2020
Stick with what you're good at, arresting churro vendors and turnstile jumpers....
I see you’re entering 2020 focusing on the important things as always.— Doug Gordon (@BrooklynSpoke) January 1, 2020
I’m sorry but anyone who would get Dominoes in NYC deserves to pay $30.— Isabella Chu (@bellachu10) January 1, 2020
I worked in Times Square for more than a year. EVERYTHING is more expensive there compared to other parts of New York City (and the country in general).— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) January 1, 2020
Just wait until he finds out Penn Station's Taco Bell sells 89-cent bean burritos for $3... https://t.co/whiWnLsctj
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