It's true: Domino's pizza was not listed on our definitive list of the best pizza in San Francisco. But maybe that was a mistake! It looks like a Berkeley Domino's is passing out mounds of cash to customers, and if there's anything that makes up for crappy mass-produced dough, it's the kind of dough you can spend.
OK, so here's what happened: a Berkeley man with the improbably yet glorious name of "Mike Vegas" ordered a pizza and chicken wings from Domino's, and just one slice before putting the rest in the fridge for later.
Vegas told ABC7 that "My phone started blowing up and I wasn't looking at the random messages. I was at work so I wasn't answering." Sure, Mike, I'm the same way.
It wasn't until the next day that he put two and two together. Says Vegas:
"About 5 a.m., I got home from work" (he's a bartender at AT&T Park, SF Gate reports) "and went to my refrigerator and pulled out what I thought was wings. It turned out to be 1,300 bucks."
It turns out that Vegas' delivery driver had been on his way to the bank when he dropped off Mike's order. But instead of the box of wings, he dropped off the box of money: Around $1300 in cash. Hence the random messages — those calls were the frantic driver trying to undo a costly mistake.
"I wrote a Facebook post and of course there's a long list of people arguing you should keep it, you shouldn't keep it,you should keep it, you shouldn't keep it" Vegas told ABC7.
"I wanted to keep it, believe me. But I can't, I can't do that." So he returned the money, and in thanks, the local Domino's manager rewarded him with an open offer for free pizza for the next year.
Vegas is up for the task, though he says "I'm going to have to start working out more, obviously." Whatever it takes to make that $1300 back in melted cheese on bread!