During a speech at the University of Louisville College of Business, John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, stated that he doesn’t believe the technology of Domino’s Chevrolet Spark-based DXP will do anything to preserve freshness upon delivery of the pizza chain’s precious pies.
The statement came after he was asked by a student whether or not his company would have a Chevrolet Camaro equipped with an oven, similar to the DXP.
“The car will dry that pizza out,” said Schnatter. “I think their PR work is brilliant, frankly. The things they’re doing with technology — they don’t particularly work, but people seem to like it.”
He went on to say that the company wants to avoid having its drivers out on longer runs with multiple orders, which the DXP is capable of, as its on-board oven can store up to 80 pizzas.
Schnatter says Domino’s can have its Spark DXP, as he’ll stick with his 1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 — which is a bit of a mascot for Papa John’s. The Z/28 he’s referring to is the same one that was stolen (and recovered) following the Woodward Dream Cruise.
So, we guess you could say things are heating up in the kitchen. As Louisville Business First reports, Michigan-based Domino’s is currently ranked second-best pizza chain the nation, while Papa John’s follows in fourth place.