Domino's is training reindeer to deliver pizza

Rudolph is not the only reindeer going down in history. Domino's Pizza's new delivery reindeer may have a pretty good shot at that too.

Domino's Japan is currently training reindeer to pull sleds that will deliver pizza to hungry customers.

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While the sleds will be reminiscent of Santa Claus- the main reason behind the sleds is the weather. Japan is expected to get some serious winter weather, and delivery on bikes would be impossible- so reindeer will be a more practical way for pizza delivery people to get around.

All sleds will come equipped with a GPS tracker so customers at home can track their delivery in real-time. In December, the tracker will even begin using a reindeer icon.

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