Domino's Pizza celebrates 25 years of international operations
Domino's Pizza is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first Domino's Pizza store to be opened outside the United States. Founded in 1960 in Michigan, Domino's Pizza was only to be found in the USA during its first 20 years of business. However, in 1983, the company went international with the opening of a restaurant in Winnipeg in Canada. This was followed just a few months later by the first Domino's Pizza store outside of North America namely in Queensland, Australia.
Today, Domino's Pizza’s network primarily consists of franchise-run locations and comprises over 8,600 stores in more than 55 countries, stretching from Iceland to New Zealand. With more than 3,500 stores outside the United States, Domino's International division, the company reveals, currently accounts for more than 40 percent of the company's global retail sales and 27 percent of its profit from operations.
According to the company, it is the number one pizza company - by store count and sales - in six major markets: Australia, France, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United Kingdom/Ireland. It is intending to continue the international expansion of its network and is expecting to have expanded to 500 stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland, 300 stores in Canada, 200 stores in India and 100 stores in Turkey by the end of 2008. (kb)
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