One of the world’s largest pizza companies passed a milestone with an Australian opening.
Domino’s Pizza, the largest pizza franchise in the world based on global retail sales, commemorated the opening of its 17,000th store with a special celebration on Monday, March 2. The event took place at the newly opened Domino’s in Bradbury, New South Wales, Australia.
“Domino’s opened its first international store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1983. We’ve come a long way since then, and I’m incredibly proud to announce the opening of our 17,000th store in the world,” said Ritch Allison, Domino’s CEO. “This achievement is a true testament to how hard Domino’s has worked and truly is a reflection of the success of our global brand.”
The celebratory opening was attended by Don Meij, group CEO and MD of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd, as well as Nick Knight, CEO of Australia and New Zealand for Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. As well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Domino’s gave away free pizza and a total of $17,000 AUD, which was distributed via hidden ‘Golden Slice’ pizza boxes handed out throughout the event.
“It’s an honor to celebrate this global milestone right here in Bradbury,” said Don Meij. “This store opening represents our commitment to international growth and development. We look forward to continuing our global growth momentum by opening even more stores closer to our customers and serving up high-quality food to local residents.”
Domino’s Pizza was founded in 1960, and has since grown to more than 17,000 stores in over 90 markets, with global retail sales surpassing $14.3bn in 2019.