Domino’s promised to save carryout pizza, one pothole at a time, and they're doing just that in Bellevue. Thanks to an overwhelming number of nominations from its residents, Bellevue was selected as a “Paving for Pizza” grant recipient.
Bellevue Domino’s franchise owner Greg Cutchall tells NewsRadio 1110 KFAB that it's great, given metro roads. "We were so excited when we heard that Domino's came out with this promotion because it hits close to home in the Omaha/Bellevue area, due to our weather. I think we have more than our share of potholes, so we thought it was a pretty clever way for Domino's to do some community service and promote our brand at the same time."
Cutchall says he looks forward to Bellevue customers having a smoother ride home. “Cracks, bumps and potholes can easily ruin a good carryout pizza, and nobody wants that. We’re thrilled that Bellevue was selected as a grant recipient to help smooth the ride home for our carryout customers.”
Domino’s spokeswoman Dani Bulger says they launched its Paving for Pizza program in June of 2018, asking customers to nominate their town for a grant to repair potholes. "We initially were doing the program in about 20 cities across the states, and we received so many nominations and such positive feedback that we decided to expand the program. Domino's is now giving away on grant in each state in the U.S."
Since the program launched, Domino’s received more than 137,000 nominations from 15,275 different zip codes in all 50 states. Bellevue received the most nominations, so they will receive the $5,000 for Nebraska.
Bulger says once Domino's hands over the money, it's up to Bellevue to spend the money. "The city takes it from there. They determine when and where they'd like to pave their potholes and they work out all the logistics no their end."
To see a continuously updated list of Paving for Pizza grant recipients, visit pavingforpizza.com.