ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, March 11, 2010 – Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, added to that distinction today by opening its 9,000th store. To celebrate, the company conducted symbolic opening events at two stores, a world apart: the first in New Delhi, India’s thriving capital city, and the second in New Orleans, Louisiana, in a neighborhood rebuilding itself after being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Founded in 1960 and marking its 50th year in business, Domino’s Pizza is the second largest pizza chain in the world and the largest focused on delivery of its products. The company marked the opening of its 8,000th store in 2006 in similar fashion, with symbolic openings in Chicago, Illinois, and in Panama City, Panama.
“For half a century, Domino’s Pizza has been able to grow and thrive thanks to the dedication and efforts of franchisees and team members the world over, as demonstrated by our franchisees in India and Louisiana,” said Domino’s Chief Executive Officer J. Patrick Doyle. “These are two of the largest and best franchise organizations in our system, and it’s appropriate that they are sharing in this distinction.
“Opening our 9,000th store is a great milestone,” Doyle continued, “and we’re looking toward one of the goals we set some time ago: we want to clip the ribbon on our 10,000th store within the first half of this decade. We are looking forward to making that happen.”