Domino’s missed it’s chance to make the first pizza delivery in space, but they could be the first to set up a restaurant. Domino’s Japanese branch says that it is planning to build the first Domino’s in space, although they aren’t exactly sure of when they’ll have customers.
Tomohide Matsunaga, a spokesman for Domino’s, told The Daily Telegraph:
“We started thinking about this project last year, although we have not yet determined when the restaurant might open.”
Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to the International Space Station in 2001, and it looks like Domino’s is jealous of its rival chains orbiting customers.
Construction firm Maeda Corp has developed a plan to build a dome-shaped restaurant on the moon. The concept drawing shows a two story dome, complete with living quarters for the employees.
The company says that it will save money by using moon rocks and other local resources. Still, the company estimates that the project would cost $21.5 billion.
And with a relatively small customer base on the moon, the new pizzeria just might not be worth it.
But Domino’s expects its moon based customers to grow soon.
“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.”
Is Domino’s putting the cart before the horse? Or, rather, the pizza joint before the colonization of the moon?