Domino’s Japan testing to see if reindeer are suitable for pizza deliveries

Domino's Japan

HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (NBC News) — Residents in northern Japan may get warm pizzas delivered by Rudolph this Christmas. Domino’s Japan is testing to see if reindeer are suitable for deliveries in the snowy region of Hokkaido.

Footage released by the company showed reindeer trainers and Domino’s staff exploring different delivery options, such as mounting a delivery case on a reindeer’s back, or making them drag a pizza-laden sled, as snow falls in the northernmost island of japan, well known for its blistering year-end cold.

Reindeer are highly cold-resistant and powerful, but the company says it is making sure to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals by limiting the maximum weight they deliver.

The reindeer will be carrying GPS devices for customers to track their location. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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