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Domino’s starts paving potholes to save pizza

Domino’s starts paving potholes to save pizza

For its latest move to get your pizza dollar, however, Dominos has something slightly more ambitious in mind, namely public infrastructure projects. The animal-rights group told the local paper at the time, "We think people would be upset to learn road repairs were a direct result of cruelty to chickens", to which then-mayor Pamela Torliatt responded that she would not participate in a "game of chicken over our pothole paving".

So far the company has worked in Bartonville, Texas; Milford, Delaware; Athens, Georgia and Burbank, California. The crews put up "Paving for Pizza" signs, use branded steamrollers, and even spray-paint the Domino's logo on the patched potholes.

The pizza chain has already done work in four cities to fix roads that directly affect their customers.

The website for the effort includes video that allows users to see what four different road conditions can do to a pizza traveling to a customer.

"Paving for Pizza" is determined to help cities across the country repave potholes.

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Bartonville town administrator Michael Montgomery praised the company's input.

In Milford alone, 40 potholes have already been fixed. At a restaurant in Johnson City, health inspectors discovered rodent droppings on 14 trays of pizza dough.

The inspection report stated that officials inspected a dough delivery truck and found no traces of contamination before it dropped off the product at the restaurant.

Fouracre declined to disclose specific grant details, but said they're "smaller", "not multi-million dollar" awards created to add on to pothole-fixing budgets.