Domino's will fix Buena Vista's potholes

Residents excited about the news

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer, Irisha Jones - Reporter

BUENA VISTA, Va. - A local town is getting its potholes fixed, thanks to Domino's.

Buena Vista is set to receive a grant called "Paving for Pizza." It's part of a marketing campaign that promises to "save carryout pizza" by making roads smoother for drivers. 

Buena Vista had an "overwhelming" number of nominations for the grant. 

Ken Cobbs, Buena Vista Domino’s franchise owner, said in a statement, “Cracks, bumps and potholes can easily ruin a good carryout pizza, and nobody wants that. We’re thrilled that Buena Vista was selected."

Domino’s launched its Paving for Pizza program in June 2018, asking customers to nominate their town for a grant to repair potholes. Customers submitted so many nominations that Domino’s decided to expand the program to pave one community in each state.

Since the program launched, Domino’s has received more than 190,000 unique nominations from 17,158 different zip codes in all 50 states.

Residents say they are excited about the news and how they chain is able to help a small city. 

"This is a great thing. Something that our town really needs. And lots of really good things are happening in Buena Vista. This is just one of them," said Elaine Pence. 

The paving deadline is the end of this year. The city will be able to determine who they use for the work and when and where they pave.

To nominate your city visit pavingforpizza.com 

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