In the wake of America’s infrastructure crisis, major U.S. pizza franchise Domino’s Pizza has taken it upon themselves to make roads across the country safer. They have officially announced on Monday (June 11) that they are now launching their “Paving for Pizza” initiative.
Yahoo Finance reports that Dominos has decided to step in to “fill cracks, bumps and potholes to smooth road conditions,” with the initiative reportedly aimed at “saving pizza” as they are one of biggest delivery chains in the country.
“Have you ever hit a pothole and instantly cringed?” Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA explains in a press release for the initaitive. “We know that feeling is heightened when you’re bringing home a carryout order from your local Domino’s store. We don’t want to lose any great-tasting pizza to a pothole, ruining a wonderful meal.”
So far, the famous pizza franchise has already worked with four municipalities as they have paved roads in Bartonville, Texas, Athens, Ga., Burbank, Calif., and Milford, Delaware where Domino’s says it helped fix 40 potholes on 10 roads in 10 hours with four crew members.
“Facing an already harsher winter than usual for Delaware, this is an opportunity to get additional money to stretch our city’s limited resources,” said Eric Norenberg, city manager of the town, on the website.
Yahoo Finances adds that customers can nominate their town for pothole repairs on the Paving for Pizza website. If selected, their city will “receive funds to help repair roads so pizzas make it home safely.”