Domino's Pizza Circulatory System Is Fascinating To Watch

New York is a titanic animal made of more than eight quadrillion hungry cells. Cells that love delivered food -- any kind, any time of the day or night. This video shows part of its food network -- its pizza circulatory system.

If you've ever lived in New York City, you know that you can order virtually any type of delicious food you can imagine from anywhere in the city. Every day, thousands of delivery people swoosh across the city's food circulatory system that keeps its cells fed.

This animated visualisation only shows a little fraction of that system, tracking the movements of Domino's Pizza delivery people using GPS. Then it zooms out to show Domino's franchise delivery network for the north east. And then it goes one step further and shows the entire network of GPS-controlled trucks that bring the basic ingredients all across the United States, which has its heart in California's Central Valley, "where nearly 50 per cent of America's fruits, nuts and vegetables are grown." [America Revealed in PBS via The World's Best Ever via Laughing Squid]


    I worked as a Manager at another pizza company and we used to create short cuts for the drivers with key cross streets and short cuts - cause as our motto was rush to the car and the door just not inbetween (in other words don't speed while driving). Having a GPS would have created some new short cuts especially in high traffic times.
    Now in my current job we are dealing with local food production and creating a culture of low food miles (very hard to achieve even here in regional Australia where food producers are) The Supermarkets control most of the "fresh" food and anything else has to at least match the ease of buying from a Supermarket chain. I would like to see the pattern where the food leaves the farm to the markets in Sydney, to the distribution warehouse only to come back to the store down the road from the farm... it might educate people...

    Pity even with all that tech they cant make a decent pizza.

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