Domino's and Pot Holes

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Domino's (DPZ) is going around this week and fixing potholes in the name of pizza. They have fixed 40 potholes in 10 hours on 10 roads. They have also conveniently branded these potholes with the Domino's logo.

Does anyone else thing this is a one off thing, or if corporations could begin public works campaigns of their own?

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Comments (27)

Jun 19, 2018

Title sounds like a chapter from Freakonomics
I'm for this. I don't understand why potholes even exist on highly trafficked roads in the richest country in the world. Could be a sweet way to take power back from the government.

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jun 26, 2018

Because Unions

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Jul 3, 2018

Well, you know, paying for all those gov't admin jobs doesn't leave much left for actually doing anything that matters to the citizens.

Chicago is a prime example. Roads are fucking shit here. Some days I almost regret driving a nice car because I feel as if it's getting beat to shit on these streets. The sidewalk outside my apartment building would be fucking unacceptable in Libya. Yet it's in a neighborhood full of 7 figure condos, 2/3 flats and houses. Absolutely unacceptable.

All that money goes to pay people multiples of what they're worth to do nothing all day working for the government. No one should be surprised by this anymore. Whatever the "thing" is you're discussing, government is worse at it than any other entity.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

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Feb 5, 2019
PeterMullersKeyboard:

The sidewalk outside my apartment building would be fucking unacceptable in Libya.

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Jun 19, 2018

Just read up on this. Looks like quite an interesting move by dominos. It's clearly more for publicity than to help stop the pizza being damaged by potholes. Its quite smart tbh, people may be more emotionally inclined to buy pizza from Dominos because they have in effect "helped them out" by fixing their roads.

If this proves successful for dominos I imagine a lot more firms will jump on it. I think it's a good thing to be honest because firms will be spending their money on improving communities. The only thing that wouldn't be nice is if I were to go to my local park to find a playground wrapped in McDonald's promo just because they built it.

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Jun 19, 2018

Following the great response of this iniative Carl's Jr now takes custody of the children of unfit mothers.

Jun 25, 2018

Don't sit here and act like the IHOP switch to IHOB isn't more culturally significant

Jun 25, 2018

am debating whether or not you've seen Idiocracy

Jun 25, 2018

no but based on the google search that does not interest me in the slightest

Jun 26, 2018

go away, 'batin

Jun 25, 2018

hahahaha

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Jun 19, 2018

I'm for this as long as the marketing material allowed isn't too wild. I don't want roads looking like an Ishihara test.

Jun 19, 2018

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing too. If one company decides to do this, you know other companies will try to do something similar too. It definitely is a great marketing campaign as I would definitely peer out to see what the red white and blue sign is on the road.

Jun 22, 2018

I think accidents would increase...

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Jun 19, 2018

Private enterprise doing what our gimp government should.

I'm sorry, but the amount of taxes we pay we should be living in luxury. I guess we need more defense spending for the countless invasions we've had here. Fucking joke.

Jun 19, 2018

How are they going to build a space fleet if they are too busy fixing roads?

Jun 19, 2018

with a space fleet..we won't NEED roads

Jun 19, 2018

It's your kids Marty!

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Jun 26, 2018

I don't think you realize how much you owe to U.S. hegemony. Is it just a coincidence that the country with the greatest military expenditure in the world is also the richest nation in the history of man? I don't think it is...

I'm not saying that everything we have done in that regard is justified, and you are quite right about taxes being high enough to fund everything we need and probably most of what we want. Perhaps if the 20 million or so Federal, State, and Local employees worked as hard as (and had the fear of being fired like) private sector employees our tax dollars might go much much farther....

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Jul 3, 2018

Why should they? They have no incentive to do so. That's why government is largely useless and corrupt - it has no incentive to be anything else when it's as large, powerful & entrenched as the US federal and state governments currently are.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Jun 26, 2018

Our guys here in Chicago are probably baffled, wondering why Domino's doesn't set up cones and block a lane for a fucking month before fixing it.

Feb 7, 2019

You mean you guys don't drive your construction equipment back and forth until your unfireable boss wakes up at 2pm and gets to work 8 hours too late?

Jul 3, 2018

Well you know, nation building isn't cheap after all.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Jun 19, 2018

I heard they're filling the potholes with their pizza.

Jun 25, 2018

Little Ceaser's would do the trick better than concrete

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Jun 25, 2018