Domino's Pizza

World's leading pizza chain.

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30 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Employees: 145,000
CEO: Patrick Doyle
Stock Symbol: DPZ


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Domino's is the world's leading pizza restaurant chain with 11,629 stores in 75 countries.

Domino's specializes in delivery to homes and offices in 30-45 minutes and delivers more than one million pizzas each day. It allows ordering online and via Android, iOS and Windows 8 apps.

Domino's Pizza offers Pan Pizzas, Crunchy Thin Crust, Ultimate Deep Dish and Classic Hand Tossed pizzas with a number of regional toppings. Side items include Chicken Kickers, Bread Sticks, Cheesy Bread, Cinna Stix, and Buffalo Wings. Domino's also offers oven-baked sandwiches and breadbowl pastas.

Domino's specializes in efficient pizza delivery and has introduced innovations to keep pizzas warm including:

- Domino's HeatWave hot bags were introduced in 1998. Each hot bag contains a patented heating mechanism warmed via electro-magnetic energy. This technology keeps the pizza oven-hot during a normal delivery.

- Domino's was the innovator behind the sturdy, corrugated pizza box, which keeps moisture from weakening the box, while preventing cheese from sticking to the top during delivery.

It's also hard to miss pizza delivery cars -- thanks to Domino's Pizza. Domino's invented the 3-D car-top sign, which is currently used by a variety of industries, including taxis and driving schools.

To allow Domino's stores to concentrate on making and delivering pizzas, the company developed a central commissary system known as Domino's Supply Chain Services. This relieves stores from long hours making dough, grating cheese and preparing toppings. The company has a network of 17 domestic distribution centers that regularly supplies more than 5,000 U.S. pizza stores with more than 240 products.

The most popular pizza toppings include pepperoni, mushroom, ham, sausage and green peppers.

The company says its busiest delivery days are Super Bowl Sunday, followed by Halloween, New Year's Eve/Day and Thanksgiving Eve.

More than 145,000 people are employed by Domino's around the globe. Of those, 15,000 are corporate employees, with more than 400 at the World Resource Center in Ann Arbor, MI.

In addition, the stores are supported by corporate and franchise offices located throughout the United States. Regional Offices are located in Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD, and Santa Ana, CA.

Domino's has more than 1,000 independent franchise owners who pay a 5.5% domestic royalty rate. More than 90% of owners started as Domino's drivers or assistant managers.

In fiscal 2014, Domino's reported total revenues of $1.99 billion and net income of $162.6 million. Domestic sales increased 7.5% in 2014 and 6.9% internationally.

Domino's opened 743 stores in 2014, comprised of 81 net new domestic stores and a record 662 net new stores internationally.

The company opened stores in Azerbaijan and Cambodia in 2015.


1960 - Tom Monaghan and his brother James purchase "DomiNick's," a pizza store in Ypsilanti, MI. Monaghan borrowed $500 to buy the store.

1961 - James trades his half of the business to Tom for a Volkswagen Beetle.
1965 - Tom Monaghan is sole owner of company, and renames the business "Domino's Pizza, Inc."

1967 - The first Domino's Pizza franchise store opens in Ypsilanti, MI.
1968 - Company headquarters and commissary are destroyed by fire. First Domino's store outside of Michigan opens in Burlington, VT.

1989 - Pan Pizza, the company's first new product, is introduced.

1992 - Domino's rolls out bread sticks, the company's first national non-pizza menu item.
1993 - Crunchy Thin Crust pizza is rolled out nation-wide. The Company discontinues its 30-minute delivery guarantee for safety reasons and re-emphasizes the Total Satisfaction Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your Domino's Pizza dining experience, we will re-make your pizza or refund your money.
1994 - Buffalo Wings are rolled out in all U.S. stores.

2004 - Domino's goes public on the New York Stock Exchange.

2007 - Domino's launches online ordering.

2008 - Domino's introduced oven baked sandwiches to its menu.

2009 - Domino's develops new improved pizza recipe with garlic-herb crust, fresh mozzarella cheese and new sauce.

2012 - Domino's unveils hand-made pan pizza in September

2014 - Domino's opens its 11,000th store

Updated February 26, 2015