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Pizza giant plans restaurant on moon – pizza delivery boys worried

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Dominos-moonbaseDOMINO'S pizza has announced plans to open a pizza restaurant on the Moon.

 

The pizza giant's Japanese arm has proposed a branch on Earth's nearest neighbour in an extreme  escalation of a pizza publicity war.
 
Rival chain Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to astronauts orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station back in 2001, but Domino's fought back last year in a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of its arrival in Japan.
 
In December, the company paid one person Y2.5 million (£20,046 / $32,500) to work for one hour delivering pizzas.
 
Now construction firm Maeda Corp has been commissioned to create a plan for a dome-shaped concrete Domino's restaurant on the surface of the moon.
 
The company estimates the entire project will cost Y1.67 trillion - (£13.4 billion / $26.6 billion) - of which Y560 billion (£4.5 billion / $7.29 billion) will be required to transport 70 tons of construction materials and pizza-making equipment to the moon aboard 15 rockets.
 
Keen to make the most of local resources, Domino's said it will keep costs down by using mineral deposits on the moon to make the concrete.
 
An artist's impression of the restaurant anticipates a two-storey dome with a diameter of around 26 metres and a basement level constructed of steel plating and an area to prepare pizzas. Staff would be required to live on the premises.
 
Tomohide Matsunaga, a spokesman for Domino's, said: “We started thinking about this project last year, although we have not yet determined when the restaurant might open.”

However he was serious about delivery services and added: “In the future, we anticipate there will be many people living on the moon, astronauts who are working there and, in the future, citizens of the moon.”
 


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