City of Wilkes-Barre Partners with Domino’s Pizza for Pothole Paving Project

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Call it a pizza partnership!

Domino's Pizza teamed up with the city of Wilkes-Barre to pave the potholes Tuesday morning.

"Domino’s Pizza actually when they put this program out, saw a report that was televised regarding a report, regarding potholes in the city so they called us and thought we would be great for this program,” said city administrator Ted Wampole.

The pizza chain chipped in $5,000 to help the city pave the stretch of North Main Street near King's College.

"I think it's great, especially a small town like this which is as busy as it is, small-town college in here as well, there's a lot of traffic going on so anything we can do to help, help the community is a great thing,” said Nate Hinkle of Wilkes-Barre.

Earlier this year, Domino's announced a program called "Paving for Pizza."

Officials joke that "bad roads shouldn't happen to good pizza."

Domino’s officials have given grant money to people in Burbank, California, Bartonville, Texas, Milford, Delaware, and Athens Georgia for paving work.

"Potholes in northeastern Pennsylvania are as prevalent as our region's love for pizza, I'm grateful for Domino's, for their pizza and for the assistance in patching our potholes,” said Mayor Tony George.

People have an opportunity to nominate their roadways online.

2 comments

  • winzyngapoker

    ” especially a small town like this”… SMALL TOWN YOU GUYS! OMG, the attempt at gaslighting the people into thinking WB is a small town and shouldn’t be held accountable for being able to keep up with the costs of roadwork that should be its own responsibility instead of relying on private businesses! Amazing.

  • jsrant

    So one pothole will be fixed since that it is what it probably costs the city. One person filling the hole, five standing and watching. Don’t forget George’s cut.

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