Dominos Pizza Takes over El Paso Streets & Maintenance Department
"Paving for Pizza" program overwhelmed by El Paso's Streets
After receiving over 400,000 calls from El Paso residents complaining about potholes and San Andreas Fault-like cracks in their roadways, armed Domino’s Pizza employees took over El Paso Streets & Maintenance Department on Wednesday.
When reached for comment about the continuing deterioration of El Paso’s roadways, City District 8 Representative Sissy Lizarraga stated, “We have a nice baseball stadium. Look at the monkey!”
Earlier this year, Domino’s Pizza started a program in which it would dispense grants of $5,000 to up to 20 locations across the U.S. to help fill potholes and repair cracked roads. This was an effort to keep their delivery drivers from driving over potholes and thus ruining their customer’s pizzas.
However, El Paso proved too much for the corporate giant.
“We kept getting calls,” says Domino’s Pizza CFO Pepe Roni, “that pizzas were being delivered looking like giant tacos, pizzas folded in half or that all the toppings had fallen off.”
“Then the calls started coming in from El Paso residents,” says Roni, “400,000 of them!”
Instead of trying to fill one pothole at a time, Domino’s decided to take the bull by the horn and to fill the over one millions potholes in El Paso’s streets.
|Above: Domino's Pizza employees struggle with City of El Paso employees in Street Department takeover.|
“We were contemplating giving 4-wheel drive vehicles to all our delivery drivers in El Paso,” says Roni, “but after doing a cost-benefit analysis, it showed it would be easier to just take over El Paso’s Street & Maintenance Department.”
Former City Represented Steve Ortega who predictably was standing nearby said, “This is a good example of a public-private partnership. Oh, and Paul, Woody, call me, you’re not returning my calls.”