Serving Up A Warm Slice of Choice

Hunt Brothers® Pizza found greater employee satisfaction when they listened to their people and provided the power to choose their own rewards through Awardco.

At A Glance

Serving 9000+ locations
500+ employees
150 service milestone awards given per year

About Hunt Brothers Pizza

Hunt Brothers Pizza is a pizza distribution company founded in 1991 by four brothers who wanted to bring the American dream to life for their families (including their employees) and their customers. As one of the most popular pizza distributors in the United States, Hunt Brothers Pizza knows how to put their employees and customers first.

The Challenge

What happens when you listen to your employees?

Hunt Brothers® Pizza's previous rewards and recognition vendor, an old standby in the industry, had repeatedly dropped the ball. Months of poor customer service and missed deadlines led to Hunt Brother Pizza feeling forgotten and misunderstood. 

On top of that, the perennial lack of rewards choices and extreme markups (in some cases nearly triple the value of the reward!) had left a bad impression and dissatisfied employees. Hunt Brothers® Pizza wanted more.

“Awardco brought our recognition programs into the 21st century.”

Jeff Jensen
Director of HR, Hunt Brothers Pizza

The Solution

A New Recipe for Recognition

Intrigued by Awardco’s relationship with Amazon, the lack of markups, and the millions of rewards options, Hunt Brothers® Pizza decided to partner with Awardco to facilitate their service milestone award program.

Soon after contacting Awardco, Hunt Brothers® Pizza found that the service was reliable, friendly, and superior to their previous vendor in every way. Hunt Brothers® Pizza never felt unimportant, ignored, or unappreciated as Awardco's reps gave them the attention and focus they deserved. Furthermore the rewards markups were non-existent, and the choices for rewards were beyond anything Hunt Brothers® Pizza had ever encountered.

The Solution

Giving Employees a Voice

Previous to using Awardco, Hunt Brothers® Pizza employed a limited physical catalog of rewards items to offer their employees on their work anniversaries. However, soon after implementing the Awardco software a member of Hunt Brothers® Pizza leadership felt that the options were too vast, and started to backtrack a bit.

After talking to their employees to figure out what they wanted, this dynamic leader pivoted and decided to give his employees what they asked for—the complete power to choose their own rewards.

Hunt Brothers® Pizza reimagined recognition with Awardco and saw an increase in employee satisfaction, engagement, and happiness—all from providing the power of choice.

“We’ve given our employees something they never had before: the power to choose their own rewards. And if that wasn’t enough, we save money because the products aren’t marked up! Awardco truly brought our recognition programs into the 21st century.”

Jeff Jensen
Director of HR, Hunt Brothers Pizza

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