Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dominos Thinks Space



Japan's Dominos Pizza division has announced plans to open up shop in space; or more specifically on the moon. Many see this as a publicity war most directly linked to rival Pizza Hut as they set a high standard by delivering a pizza to astronauts at the International Space Station in 2001. To fight back at that stunt Dominos paid one person 2.5 Million Yen (£20,046 ) to deliver pizzas for an hour. The competition just has gotten higher as the construction company, Maeda Corp, coming up with a dome-shaped Domino's restaurant in the lunar surface. With the company estimating the whole project to cost 1.67 Trillion yen and of which 560Y Billion (£4.5 billion) will be used to transport 70 tons of construction materials and pizza related equipment on 15 rockets. This project is completely insane as if it even actually goes through, why would a restaurant be required on the moon and or even space for that matter. Would people have to do web conferencing calls to that base to order.  Although the future is expected to be home to people living on bases just as they would at home, wouldn't it be better to wait for that to happen rather than open up shop at such an expensive price tag. Unless Astronauts use web conferencing to place orders from the Space Station, who would exactly be ordering. It could just be a total publicity stunt to spread word of mouth around but having a construction company already in talks shows how serious Dominos Pizza actually is. (Sources: The Telegraph, Popsci, Dominoes News, Maeda Corp

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45 comments:

TheSeint05 said...

Haha I love it

MUFCfollowers said...

Awesome, floating pizza anyone?

Inverse said...

hahaha! Have to admit this is one creative marketing stunt. And no they won't go through with it.

Mr Jack House said...

In Helicanus may you well descry Following!

Ruben said...

its too brilliant

ZIane said...

This is just... Man, no, it's wrong

Publius said...

That is ridiculous. No way that actually go through with it.

Scott said...

Haha, that's pretty sweet!

DesoWave said...

Wow, amazing.

revilo251 said...

lmfao! i think thats a fukin brilliant idea xD i laughed so much wen i was reading this!

Chase said...

Source: The Onion...lol

yobro11 said...

Damn, I could really for some Moon Pizza.

Morph1n3 said...

This would be amazing.

Genosha said...

If they deliver, will they send a rocket to your house?

tgquagmire said...

JAPAN has always had weird way of thinking, but thats how they have been able to come up with some of the best technology on the planet, dominos in space, kinda farfetched but it might lead some kind of path to a better future.

Dragmire said...

They probably won't go through with it but I appreciate the ambition.

Vin said...

This is amazing! To think Japan is starting to build on the moon. Brilliant.

Shummus said...

lmaooooo, actually joke this is

Mr.D said...

lol crazy what they think

Andy said...

Imagine how much the dough would rise on such low gravity.......

Camila Cherie said...

Wow! interesting, man!

Me said...

uhh.....what?

Scienide said...

Lol, only the japanese would do such thing...

Timon said...

haha amazing! :D

FOLLOWED

logolepsis said...

When we start exploring cosmos, we're gonna be in serious need of food delivery. Thank God they got it covered.

Publius said...

Show'd my friend this, I still can't believe this is true. Ridiculous.

Derrick O said...

I cant wait!!!

Max Silver said...

And now I want a pizza....

Rifle said...

Hard to belive its true:]

Tó Rock said...

I cant belive that will be possile!

Tom said...

Yay! Space pizza! 0.0

Matthew Prindiville said...

Pizza... IN SPACE

Give Everything said...

marketing's going wild!

Steph (Twirling in a Red Dress) said...

Dude, no frickin way. Don't know how I feel about this. Japan be crazy man

Carlos Smith said...

This is so dope :P

Stone Computer Services said...

I mean it's a cool idea and all... but it is a colossal waste of money. Especially with so many countries in economic turmoil. Why waste money on crap like this. I hope it's just a stunt and doesn't go through.

Willis said...

While it is a gigantic waste of money, I'm more impressed that Domino's actually believes they have that kind of money to throw around. I thought they were in the piss with all their reinvention campaigns going on the last year.

Laury said...

Only in Japan

Trickeren said...

Lol, this is so weird man... :-D

Pan-man said...

haha awesome

Joana Galhardo said...

:O
no way!
...these crazy Japanese..what they'll think of next!

dragonslayer said...

dam japan

Pedd said...

Looks great!

fatbloodyfinger said...

Dude, I would totally go for this.

AyJim said...

can you imagine if this actually happened

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