Domino’s Pizza and Labor Shortage

Domino, the game of laying down dominoes (also called tiles) end to end, has been popular for generations. It’s a great way to pass the time, and the strategy involved can actually teach kids important math skills. It can also provide a fun challenge and reward.

While the game of domino is not very complex, there are many different rules and strategies that can be used. Some of these rules are basic, such as the fact that a tile can only be played to an adjacent one if it has matching ends. Other rules involve blocking play or determining points by counting the number of dots on a piece.

The word domino derives from Latin, and is the diminutive form of the noun dominus (master or sovereign). It may have been adopted from the earlier sense of hooded cloak worn together with a mask during carnival season or at masquerades, or from a cape that was traditionally worn over a priest’s surplice; it is possible that the latter sense influenced the design of the playing pieces, which were initially made in ebony blacks and ivory whites.

In addition to traditional wood domino sets, there are many different types of materials used to make them, including bone, silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother of pearl), and ivory. Some sets have the top half thickness in mother of pearl or ivory and the lower portion in a dark material such as ebony, giving them a striking appearance. There are even sets made of ceramic clay or frosted glass that have a more unusual look and feel.

Aside from the standard sets of tiles, some people enjoy making their own dominoes with a variety of different shapes and sizes. These pieces are usually glued to a cardboard base, but they can also be laminated or mounted on wood. There are also several companies that produce dominoes made out of plastic, metal, and other materials that have a more durable finish.

Another strategy that some players use to increase the difficulty of a game is to require that all players chip out before a new hand begins. This is generally done by requiring the player with the least amount of total spots on his or her remaining dominoes to begin play.

The labor shortage has been a real problem for Domino’s Pizza and it’s impacted their ability to deliver on their promise of quick and reliable food delivery. They’ve been able to maintain their profit growth despite this, but they haven’t been able to increase deliveries as quickly as they’d like.

Domino’s CEO Don Meij recently went undercover on an episode of Undercover Boss to see what it takes to keep their employees happy and motivated. He visits one of their busiest restaurants and talks with their delivery drivers. This type of leadership style and engagement with their workforce is the kind of thing that can help a company overcome the challenges of a labor shortage.