Domino's franchisee Brian Bailey opened the chain's 18,000th store in La Junta, Colorado.

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Domino’s Still Dominates With 18,000th Store

The world's No. 1 pizza chain hit a "remarkable milestone" when it opened its store in La Junta, Colorado, in mid-July.

  • Domino’s, the world’s No. 1 pizza chain in sales, has added 5,100 stores worldwide in the past five years.
  • The company reported nearly $8.3 billion in U.S. sales in 2020, and 70 percent of those sales came through digital channels.

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Domino’s opened its 18,000th store earlier this month, and the chain’s leaders say it’s a pretty big deal. The new franchised location opened July 15 in La Junta, Colorado.

“This is a remarkable milestone for Domino’s, and I am thrilled it is happening in La Junta,” said Ritch Allison, Domino’s CEO. “We’ve grown our total global store count by more than 5,100 stores in the past five years, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic to commemorate the brand’s 18,000th store in the world, right here in Colorado.”

Allison himself, along with Frank Garrido, Domino’s executive vice president of U.S. operations and support, and La Junta Domino’s franchise owner Brian Bailey turned up for the ribbon-cutting event. Bailey also presented an $18,000 donation to La Junta Associated Charities in honor of the 18,000th store.

“I’m honored to have the La Junta store be a part of this milestone, and I’m thrilled that we are able to give back to an organization that does such tremendous work in the local community,” Bailey said. “La Junta Associated Charities provide food and emergency relief to those in need, and I’m so grateful our Domino’s team can help support their mission.”

La Junta Associated Charities is a nonprofit organization that assists low-income individuals and families who find themselves in desperate situations. The organization was established in 1980 and is funded through donations, grants and government programs.

Domino’s continues to be a dominant force in the pizza industry. The company had global retail sales of more than $16.1 billion in 2020, including nearly $8.3 billion in the U.S. In the first quarter of 2021, the chain reported global retail sales of more than $4 billion, with nearly $2 billion in the U.S. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2020 from digital channels. In the U.S., Domino’s generated more than 70% of sales in 2020 via digital channels and has developed several innovative ordering platforms, including those for Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo, Twitter and more.