Domino’s Is Training Reindeer to Deliver Your Pizza This Holiday Season


Domino’s Japan is working on a method for reindeer to deliver pizza this year to all of the good and hungry boys and girls

Santa’s reindeer aren’t just delivering toys this year.

“Rudolph had red-hot pizza, and a very shiny face. And if you ever ate some, you would want more than just a taste.”

Domino’s Japan is trying out some unorthodox pizza delivery this holiday season. Instead of using delivery guys (or animatronic pizza robots), they’ll be training reindeer to deliver orders. Regardless of whether you’re on the naughty or nice list, you’ll ostensibly be able to get your pizza hoof-delivered by Santa’s snowy helpers.

Customers will be able to track their order using a GPS app that shows the progress of their order with a cartoon reindeer.

As expected, the fast-food pizza company has run into some kinks. Namely, how do you get reindeer to deliver pizza? First, they tried attaching pizza boxes to the animals’ backs, but they kept sliding off. The latest attempt is the old-fashioned way: having the reindeer pull a sleigh full of pizza boxes.

Domino’s Japan will announce their official plan for the holiday season Dec. 1.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan training reindeers to deliver pizza ahead of cold snap

Santa Claus is outsourcing his reindeer this holiday season to help deliver pizza for a Domino's outlet in snowy northern Japan.

Employees at a branch on the northern-most island of Hokkaido — where weather agencies have predicted an unusually cold snap ahead with severe snowfalls — are training reindeer to deliver pizza.

"If it runs properly, it could go as fast as 80 kilometres per hour," one trainer said.

Several delivery methods are being considered, such as strapping the pizza to the reindeer's backs or hitching the animals to a driverless sleigh fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a company video.

Company officials said they were working with the Hokkaido Delivery Integrated Research Centre to ensure the welfare of the animals, first brought to the island from Finland more than 25 years ago.

The outlet said it had seen an uptick in online orders, but it was not clear if it planned to honour Domino's policy of giving customers the pizza free if it is not delivered in 30 minutes or less.


Watch the video: Dominos Japan trains reindeer to deliver pizza as winter approaches


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