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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Did you know that Domino's Pizza is located in more than 60 countries?

Did you know that Domino's Pizza, Inc. is an international pizza delivery corporation headquartered in Ann ArborMichiganUnited States?

Did you know that Domino's Pizza was Founded in 1960, and is the second-largest pizza chain in the United States?[1] 

Did you know that Domino's currently has nearly 9,000 corporate andfranchised stores[2] in 60 international markets[3] and all 50 U.S. states?
Domino's Pizza was sold to Bain Capital in 1998 and went public in 2004. Domino's menu features pizza, pasta, oven-baked sandwiches, wings, boneless chicken, salads, breadsticks, cheesesticks?

Did you know that  In 1960, Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, purchased DomiNick's,[4] a small pizza store in Ypsilanti, Michigan?  

Did you know that  the deal was secured by a US$75 down payment and the brothers borrowed $500 to pay for the store. Eight months later, James traded his half of the business to Tom for a used Volkswagen Beetle?

Did you know that Tom Monaghan renamed the business Domino's Pizza, Inc. in 1965?

Did you know that  In 1967, the first Domino's Pizza franchise store opened in Ypsilanti? 

Did you know that  by 1978, the franchise opened its 200th store?[6][7]
Did you know that  in 1975, Domino's faced a lawsuit by Amstar Corporation, maker of Domino Sugar, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition?

Did you know that  on May 2, 1980, a federal appeals court found in favor of Domino's Pizza?[8]

Did you know that  on May 12, 1983, Domino's opened its first international store, in WinnipegManitobaCanada?[9] 

Did you know that  that same year, Domino's opened its 1,000th store overall, and by 1995 Domino's had 1,000 international locations?

Did you know that  in 1997, Domino's opened its 1,500th international location, opening seven stores in one day across five continents?[6]


Did you know that  in 1998, after 38 years of ownership, Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan announced his retirement and sold 93 percent of the company to Bain Capital, Inc. for about $1 billion and ceased being involved in day-to-day operations of the company?[10] 

Did you know a year later, the company named David A. Brandon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer?[11]


The exterior of a Domino's Pizza store inSpring Hill, Florida.
Did you know that in 2004, after 44 years as a privately held company, an employee of Domino's Pizza rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and the company began trading common stock on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "DPZ"?[12]

Did you know that  Industry trade publication Pizza Today magazine named Domino's Pizza "Chain of the Year" in 2003[13] and did so again in 2010?

[14]Did you know that  in a simultaneous celebration in 2006, Domino's opened its 5,000th U.S. store in HuntleyIllinois, and its 3,000th international store in Panama City, making 8,000 total stores for the system?
[15] Did you know that, the Domino's Pizza store in TallaghtDublin, Ireland, became the first in Domino's history to hit a turnover of $3 million (€2.35 million) per year?[16] 

Did you know that  as of September 2006, it has 8,238 stores which totaled US$1.4 billion in gross income?[17]

Did you know that  in 2009, Domino's introduced the Pizza Tracker, an online application that allows customers to view the status of their order in a simulated "real time" progress bar?

Did you know that in a 2009 survey of consumer taste preferences among national chains by Brand Keys, Domino's was last — tied with Chuck E. Cheese's?

Did you know that historically, Domino's menu consisted solely of one pizza in two sizes (12-inch and 16-inch), 11 toppings, and Coke as the only soft drink option?[26]
Did you know that  in 2008, Domino's once again branched out into non-pizza fare, offering oven-baked sandwiches in four styles, intended to compete withSubway's toasted submarine sandwiches?

Did you know that  early marketing for the sandwiches made varied references to its competition, such as offering free sandwiches to customers named "Jared," a reference to Subway's spokesman of the same name?[33]


Did you know that in 2004, Domino's began its current partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, participating in the hospital's "Thanks and Giving" campaign since it began in 2004, raising more than $1.3 million in 2006?[43]

Did you know that due to a glitch on the Domino's website, the company gave away nearly 11,000 free medium pizzas in March 2009? 

Did you know that the company had planned the campaign for December 2008 but dropped the idea and never promoted it. The code was never deactivated though and resulted in the free giveaway of the pizzas across the United States after someone discovered the promotion on the website by typing in the word "bailout" as the promotion code and then shared it with others on the Internet. Domino's deactivated the code on the morning of Tuesday, March 31, 2009 and promised to reimburse store owners for the pizzas?[44]

Did you know that starting in 1973, Domino's Pizza had a guarantee that customers would receive their pizzas within 30 minutes of placing an order, or they would receive the pizzas free?  The guarantee was reduced to $3 off in the mid 1980s. 

Did you know that in 1992, the company settled a lawsuit brought by the family of an Indiana woman who had been killed by a Domino's delivery driver, paying the family $2.8 million?

Did you know that in 1993, Domino's settled another lawsuit, this one brought by a woman who was injured when a Domino's delivery driver ran a red light and collided with her vehicle? The woman was paid nearly $80 million. The guarantee was dropped that same year because of the "public perception of reckless driving and irresponsibility", according to Monaghan.[46]

Did you know that in December 2007, Domino's introduced a new slogan, "You Got 30 Minutes", alluding to the earlier pledge but stopping short of promising delivery in a half hour?[47]
Map showing Domino's Pizza's global locations.
Did you know that Domino's Pizza is located in more than 60 countries? [48][49] The rights to own, operate and franchise branches of the chain in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Principality of Monaco are currently owned by Domino's Pizza Enterprises, having been sold off by the parent company between 1993 and 2007. Themaster franchises for the UK and Ireland were purchased by Domino's Pizza Group, now publicly traded as Domino's Pizza UK & IRL, in 1993.[50]

Dominos restaurant in Oaxaca de Juarez,Oaxaca, Mexico

Did you know that Domino’s India already has a share of 65% in the home delivery market for pizzas and with its new found focus on dine-in to match Indian tastes it is trying to get every bite of the Rs 1000 crore ($ 240 million) Indian pizza market. Domino’s plans to make India one of its top 5 markets (currently it is 9th and contributes only 2% to Domino’s total turnover)?

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