Domino's Pizza Inc. said Aug. 13 that its stores across the U.S. will soon be able to deploy custom electric bicycles for pizza deliveries following a deal it struck with Rad Power Bikes LLC.
The planned nationwide rollout follows pilot runs in a number of corporate-owned stores across Houston, Miami and New York earlier this year. The company said the stores involved in the pilot saw improvements in delivery and service with electric bikes proving to be a better solution to traffic congestion and parking challenges.
The stores that hired electric bike riders "experienced labor benefits, as the stores were able to hire from a wider pool of candidates, including those who might not have a car or driver's license," said Tom Curtis, Domino's executive vice president of corporate operations.
Domino's now plans to use hundreds of e-bikes across corporate-owned stores throughout Miami, Salt Lake City, Baltimore and Houston later this year.
Domino's said the electric bikes can cover up to 40 miles, depending on use, before needing a recharge.