Pizza Sales Steady as other Businesses Suffer in Snow
While winter weather might've put a damper on retail sales for some Charlottesville-area businesses, one industry is thriving in the cold. This type of weather is a winning recipe for pizza delivery chains as sales tend to skyrocket.
"It's been really steady. A lot of carry-outs,” said Earnest Dameron, manager at Domino’s Pizza.
A couple of inches of snow aren't stopping some pepperoni pie lovers from getting their fix. Domino's on Fifth Street in Charlottesville has been busy making pizzas for carryout, but made the call not to deliver Monday.
“We'd rather be safe than sorry. Safety is our number one priority,” Dameron said.
Just a few miles down the road, Papa John’s Pizza drivers are taking advantage of the snow day too, venturing out to feed their customers.
"It's basically based on the drivers. If the drivers feel safe then we keep going,” said Kathie Cloud, manager at Papa John’s.
Cloud says snow days are typically busy, but with a limited staff Monday, drivers just had to do the best they could. While business can be booming on snow days, Cloud says safety is the top priority.
But whether it's carry-out or delivery, both pizza places say customers are just happy to be able to get something to eat.
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