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Domino's Plans Pizza On the Moon 214

Posted by samzenpus
from the extra-cheese dept.
It may be more PR stunt than a viable expansion plan, but the Japanese arm of Domino's Pizza is making plans for a lunar store. Construction firm Maeda Corp has drawn-up the plans for the dome shaped restaurant and figures it will take 70 tons of materials and pizza-making equipment. Even with the cost cutting measure or using mineral deposits on the moon to make the concrete, Domino's estimates the costs at Y1.67 trillion ($21.7 billion). In 2001 rival chain Pizza Hut made a delivery to the International Space Station, but Domino's hopes to become the preferred pizza of space with the moon store plan.
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Domino's Plans Pizza On the Moon

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  • by msauve (701917) on Thursday September 01, 2011 @12:07PM (#37276498)
    Oh, you mean like how GM buys Cummins engines, Monroe shocks, Lear Seats, Goodyear tires, etc. made to their specifications from suppliers, and then pays people to assemble them for them?
  • by SlippyToad (240532) on Thursday September 01, 2011 @12:18PM (#37276636)

    I worked for Domino's two decades ago. They never actually were brazen enough to offer 15 min or free. Oh, and by the way, the reason they did that so freely, was because the DRIVER ate the cost of a late pizza.

    And also, my manager very clearly ENCOURAGED ME TO BREAK THE LAW as a driver. There was nothing subtle about it. He pointed out streets that were known to have low or no traffic enforcement, and of course again I'd like to point out that 30 minutes or free meant that I the driver would pay $10 or $20 out of my own pocket if I couldn't get it there on time.

    One reason I don't order Domino's ever. They as a corporation are pure fucking evil. I think the founder/owner is some sort of Teabag nutjob too. A real piece of work, er, shit, I mean.

    Anyway, this is probably the lamest PR stunt I can picture. With any luck, Domino's as a company will have ceased to exist by the time we make a permanent residence on the Moon.

    Again, I can't shit on them enough. Truly a despicable company. The founder is a blatant liar, and his corporate policies unmistakably lead to many, many, many totally avoidable traffic deaths and injuries.

  • by NoahsMyBro (569357) on Thursday September 01, 2011 @01:14PM (#37277392)

    Your stories, as are mine, are obviously anecdotal.

    I also worked at Domino's Pizza, on & off, for about 8 years, at probably a dozen different locations (maybe more), in the late 80's/early 90's. There were numerous managers and Regional Directors I encountered during my stints with the company.

    I was *NEVER* told, encouraged, or pressured to break any traffic laws. I was *NEVER* penalized about delivering pizzas late and giving the customer the $3 refund that was advertised (NOTE: Was never "or it's free" - was $3 off). My pay was *NEVER* reduced because of late deliveries.

    While the founder of Domino's Pizza corporation took political stances I disagree with, I have no beefs with the company, the way they treated the employees, or their policies. In fact, I've got a lot of respect for the company, or at least for the franchiser I worked for (RPM Pizza, out of Mississippi).

    It sounds to me like you worked for a short time, underneath a bad manager and/or regional director, which may have been a reflection of a bad franchise operator. I had a completely opposite experience.

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