Domino’s: The hero Rexburg needs, and the one it deserves

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Earlier this year, Domino’s Pizza launched a campaign to fix potholes throughout U.S. cities. Why? Because of potential damage these distressed roads could cause pizzas in delivery. Domino’s agreed to help pave roads in one community in each state across the country.

According to Local News 8 and KPVI, Domino’s selected Rexburg because of the “overwhelming number of nominations from its residents.”

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Paving for Pizza

Domino’s announced the “Paving for Pizza” program in June, immediately asking customers to nominate their town to win a $5,000 dollar grant for repairing potholes.

Since the program launched, Domino’s received more than 137,000 nominations from 15,275 different zip codes in all 50 states. They have already assisted areas like Bartonville, TX; Burbank, CA; Athens, GA; and Milford, DE.

The pizza company’s website states, “Potholes, cracks, and bumps in the road can cause irreversible damage to your pizza during the drive home from Domino’s. 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.”

Although Domino’s has already chosen Rexburg, customers can still enter a nomination. Domino’s will continue accepting submissions through Dec. 31, 2018.

“Cracks, bumps and potholes can easily ruin a good carryout pizza, and nobody wants that,” Dave Turner, Rexburg’s Domino’s franchise owner told Local News 8. “We’re thrilled that Rexburg was selected as a grant recipient to help smooth the ride home for our carryout customers.”

“It’s weird because we’re such a small community and there are these really big cities that are winning this nomination, so it’s cool we’re like, yeah, kind of on the map a little bit,” Rexburg Domino’s assistant manager Megan Johanson told KPVI.

Which potholes in Rexburg do you think are the most dangerous to delivery pizza? Let us know in the comments below.