Domino’s Pizza in Japan is seriously training reindeer to run around in the snow and learn routes like a delivery boy.
Yeah, there’s no way animal activists are going to let this fly, but according to CNN, the training is real, with video footage to prove it:
Domino’s is conducting its training sessions at a driving school lot, in the coldest region of Japan. They’re testing the reindeer delivery speed, which can reach up to 50 mph, plus they’ve attached GPS devices so customers can track their pizza.
They probably figured they could give their usual delivery drivers a break from the cold, and send out an animal that not only thrives when traveling in snow due to its hooves, but also has delivering in its bloodline thanks to Santa Clause’s transportation methods.
There’s very little reason to believe this would actually work, so as cool as it would be to see a reindeer at your door step, don’t expect this to be the future of delivery. Especially when Domino’s has tested drone delivery, which sounds a little more plausible.
We can still dream of a day where we walk up to our door, greet the majestic reindeer, and leave him a candy cane tip (What do reindeer eat anyway?).