Domino’s is not just making pizzas. It’s also helping repair potholes in roads to deliver the pizzas to your homes and businesses.
Roads and Potholes
- 24 million children (half of k-12 population) ride on 450,000 school buses 180 days a year
- 240 million registered vehicles travel 2.9 trillion miles annually
- Trucks carry 32 million tons of goods across the roads every day
- Potholes can cause hundreds and thousands of dollars in damage to vehicle
- Potholes are formed by water, freezing and freeze-thaw cycles, excessive heat, wear and tear – and time.
Domino’s fixed 40 potholes in Milford, Delaware.
And that’s not all.
It worked with three other municipalities to help repair roads that directly affect their customers, including Bartonville, Texas; Athens, Georgia and Burbank, California. Now it’s asking customers to nominate their own towns for such repairs.
“Potholes, cracks, and bumps in the road can cause irreversible damage to your pizza during the drive home from Domino’s,” said the company in a release. “We can’t stand by and let your cheese slide to one side, your toppings get un-topped, or your boxes get flipped. So we’re helping to pave in towns across the country to save your good pizza from these bad roads.”
Customers who’d like to nominate their town for Domino’s paving grant can enter the zip code at www.pavingforpizza.com. If their town is selected, the customer will be notified and the city will receive funds to help repair roads so pizzas make it home safely.
The 40 potholes that were repaired in Milford stretch across 10 different roads.
“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, Milford City Manager to local media.
Domino’s initiative comes at a time when the nation most needs it.
According to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission of the U.S. Congress, the annual investment required by all levels of government to simply maintain the nation’s highways, roads, and bridges is now estimated to be $185 billion per year for the next 50 years. Today, the nation annually invests about $68 billion.