Wanna Go to the Moon, for Pizza?!

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    TK

    Domino's Pizza Japan has just unveiled plans to construct a pizza restaurant on the Moon. Seriously. It's going to take 15 rocket launches and 14 billion dollars and will have dart boards and pool tables and delivery motorbikes and awesomeness. It's also possible that this is all just a complicated publicity stunt, but let's just pretend that it's not.

    Domino's has apparently been planning this pizza moon base for an entire year now, which doesn't strike me as a long enough time to figure out all the relevant details. Then again, these guys are professional pizza engineers, and a large pepperoni pizza does kinda look like the Moon, so arguably they're very experienced. Plus, with their "30 minutes or it's free" philosophy, Domino's is familiar with the logistics of delivering things to far away places quickly and efficiently, and when it comes down to it, bringing 70 tons of supplies to the lunar surface is really not all that different from delivering a big stack of pizzas across town.

    We don't have a firm date for deployment of the "Moon Branch" of Domino's Pizza, but Domino's seems to be embracing the "if you bake it they will come" philosophy. If I had to guess, I would say that the company's first extraterrestrial customers will probably be the employees of the secret government lunar base that I'm not allowed to tell you about, followed by the aliens that are being studied there (definitely not allowed to tell you about them), and then eventually lunar tourists and permanent residents who move there after the Moon develops a reputation for gourmet food.

    For some ridiculously detailed schematics of what Domino's Moon Branch will look like when it's open for business, check out the gallery below.