Pizza restaurants typically offer delivery options, but the Japanese branch of Domino's pizza plans on taking its customer service to new heights ... by building a store on the Moon.
Domino's said it has been planning a pizza moon base for a year. The company estimates the entire project will cost roughly $22 billion, according to the latest numbers for the new lunar pizza store, and will require 15 rockets to transport 70 tons of construction materials and pizza-making equipment to the moon, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Hoping to maximize on local resources, and minimize expenditures, Domino's said it will keep costs down by using mineral deposits on the moon to make the concrete, which is likely to cost 194 billion yen, or roughly $2.52 billion.
A firm date for deployment of the Moon Branch of Domino's is still undetermined.
An artist's rendering of the restaurant imagines a two-story dome with a diameter of around 26 meters and a basement level constructed of steel plating and an area to prepare pizzas. Staff would be required to live on the premises.
We started thinking about this project last year, although we have not yet determined when the restaurant might open, Tomohide Matsunaga, a spokesman for Domino's, told The Daily Telegraph. The company also expects to be able to offer delivery services.
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, he said.
The company offered no word on whether its 30 minutes or it's free promise would apply, away from the Earth.