UPDATE: Nearly a year ago, we told you how Domino's Pizza was planning to bring out paving crews to help fix potholes in a program called Paving for Pizza. And it looks like the City of Mobile has been selected to receive funds from this program.
It doesn't appear that the pizza chain will bring out their own crews. According to al.com, they'll simply give the city $5000 for its paving budget. The city would agree to take before and after photos, which would be given to Domino's for publicity purposes. And no, it's not a lot of money -- the city has allocated $3.8 million for repaving projects. And it has to be approved by the Mobile City Council. We assume it would pass easily, because free money. (If it doesn't pass, I'd think it's fair to say that the council is completely dysfunctional).
In my original post (below), I suggested that we ask for Domino's to fix Sage Avenue. Well, our pleas were answered by the city during the past few months, but there are plenty of other roads that this money could benefit.
Here's the original post from June 2018...
Domino's Pizza introduced a clever and helpful marketing plan on Monday. It's a program called Paving for Pizza, and if your town is selected, they'll bring out their paving crews to help fix potholes. Or in many cases, they'll send the city money to do it.
Their website claims: "Potholes, cracks and bumps in the road can do irreversible damage to your pizza during the drive home from Domino's.... So we're helping to pave in towns across the country to save your good pizza from these bad roads."
Marketing gimmick? Yes, absolutely. Do I care that it's a marketing gimmick if we can get Sage Avenue in Mobile fixed? Not in the least...
So far, more than fifty potholes have been fixed as the program gets underway.
You can nominate your town by zip code. Sadly, I can't specifically nominate the street I drive bounce home on.
[Photo Credit: Domino's Pizza]