London: Domino’s Pizza has announced plans to launch its first pizza restaurant on the Moon.
After rival chain Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to astronauts orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station in 2001, Domino’s hit back last year in a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of its arrival in Japan.
And now, the construction firm Maeda Corp has come up with the plan to open a dome-shaped concrete Domino’s restaurant on the surface of the Moon.
The company estimated that the entire project would budget up to 13.4 billion pounds - of which 4.5 billion will be required to send 70 tons of construction materials and pizza-making equipments across to the moon via 15 rockets.
Domino’s announced that it will reduce costs by using mineral deposits on the Moon to make the concrete, which is said to be costing around 1.5 billion pounds.
An impression of the restaurant made by an artist shows a two-storey dome with a diameter of around 26 metres and a basement level made of steel plating. It also shows an area to prepare pizzas.
“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.
“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 added.