CARBONDALE – The tantalizing smells of pizza and cinnamon bread twists filled the air as the doors officially opened on Carbondale's own Domino's location.
The grand opening on August 21st saw community members, the Chamber of Commerce, and members of City Hall visit. Free bread twists and music provided by the Carbondale Area High School Band.
The band will return some time in October for their own fundraising efforts. The band members will help make pizza for a day and half of the pickup sales will go to the band. No date was announced yet.
Although the new pizza place was greeted with much enthusiasm, this isn't the first time that Domino's has been in Carbondale.
About twenty years ago, there was a Domino's in the convenience store across the street from the current location. Unfortunately when the convenience store closed, so did the popular pizza place.
Seth Gollhardt, local franchise owner for Domino's of northeast Pennsylvania, pointed out that even though Domino's is a chain, it's also an opportunity to employ local people.
“All the people who work here are people from the area,” Gollhardt said. “We're looking to hire both inside staff and delivery drivers. We'll need more people.”
Anyone interested in a job at Domino's should apply online at jobs.dominos.com.
Applicants should take care to apply for the “Carbondale Pennsylvania” location.
Gollhardt pointed out with good humor that a couple customers had already made the mistake of placing an order through the Carbondale Illinois location.
“And it wasn't ready when they got here,” Gollhardt said.
Another big feature to the new location is the party/meeting room in the back, free to reserve as long as food is purchased from Domino's. That room also comes with a 60 inch TV so anyone reserving the room can hook up their laptop or Apple TV.
Visitors can look forward to a $7.99 carry out special, a free meeting and party room, modern technology and seeing more local people employed in the area. It's a good time to have pizza.