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Papa John's 'investigating' pizza explosion in recycling bin

Dough slopped onto the road after the bin overflowed

A recycling point allegedly being used by Papa John's pizza chain has been left to overflow with dough, leading one passer-by to lament the lot of the poor sanitation worker left to clean it up.

The dough in the picture appears to have risen up and out of the bin, with Ailsa Burn-Murdoch posting a picture of it on Twitter and noting on her walk to work: "I have a feeling @PapaJohnsUK owe a local sanitation worker free pizza for a year."

The pizza chain acknowledged the incident, responding: "Hi Alisa, thanks for letting us know about this. We're currently investigating this further directly with the store," but have as yet offered no further explanation.