Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on April 16th, 2014 at 2:04 am
with his shop’s new vehicle.
(Photo by M.Andersen/BikePortland)
Portland’s pedal-cargo delivery scene has hit a new milestone: even Domino’s has bought a trike.
Cheap, fast and classy, cargo bikes and trikes have been in use for years from Old Town Pizza to Good Neighbor Pizzeria. Last fall, Scott Kealer did the math and decided his downtown Portland Domino’s Pizza franchise should join their ranks.
“I’ve got a corporate name on the front of the door that says ‘Domino’s,’ but it’s really my pizza shop,” said Kealer, owner of the local store on 4th Avenue near Portland State University.
“We’ve been kicking the idea around for a year or two,” said Robert Ricker, the weekday manager. “Depending on who’s pedaling, it can be faster than a car. … Maintenance has been low on it and it’s really helped out in a pinch.”