Dominos Pizza is refusing to make night-time deliveries to a Bunbury suburb because youths in the area keep throwing rocks at their delivery cars.
Pizza lovers in the Withers area will have to pick up their orders from their local Dominos store after management made the decision to prioritise driver safety earlier this week.
Ten streets will be affected by the decision, but a Dominos spokesperson said the move had become necessary thanks to the behaviour of some youth in the area.
“The safety of our team members is our highest priority and, after several incidents of anti-social behaviour in hich cars were damaged, Domino's Bunbury has temporarily stopped deliveries to some areas of Withers,” spokesperson said.
It's understood drivers have been targeted by youth in the area, who have started throwing rocks at the delivery cars.
Most recently, a team member actually had their car window broken by a rock.
“Domino's understands this decision is disappointing to our local customers and we thank them for their understanding,” a spokesperson said.
“Domino's will work closely with the local police and looks forward to recommencing deliveries in the near future.
“Domino's Bunbury will provide discounted pick-up meals for Withers residents unable to receive deliveries until this occurs.”
As more and more WA restaurants turn towards offering delivery options, WA Police have worked with a number of chains to help keep their workers safe.
Just last year, a 20-year-old fast food delivery driver was threatened with a machete while on a job.
Three men drove off in his car, which was later found torched in an Armdale Park.