Dominick's Takes Its Fly Infested Grocery Store "Very Seriously"

WHO: Dominick’s Finer Foods
WHAT: A Dominick’s Finer Foods grocery store on Chicago’s Near West side has been closed by the Department of Public Health due to a massive fly infestation.
WHERE: Dominick’s may reopen Friday afternoon pending reinspection, manager says [Chicago Tribune]
THE QUOTE: “We go to great lengths for sanitation, and we have some of the highest store standards in the food industry,” [Dominick’s spokesperson] Redmond said. “The issue with fruit flies has been addressed. We took it very seriously.”

“Taking it seriously” is a phrase companies use over and over again to appear contrite without actually saying or doing anything. Our series of posts documenting recurrences of the phrase attempts to question how seriously they’re actually taking it.

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