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Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, purchase "DomiNick's", a pizza store in Ypsilanti, Mich. Monaghan borrowed $500 to buy the store.
James Monaghan trades his half of the business to Tom for a Volkswagen Beetle.
Tom Monaghan, the sole owner of company, renames the business "Domino's Pizza, Inc."
The 200th Domino's store opens.
Domino's first international store opens in Winnipeg, Canada. The 1,000th Domino's store opens. The first Domino's store opens on the Australian continent, in Queensland, Australia.
Domino's opens 954 units, for a total of 2,841, making Domino's the fastest-growing pizza company in the country. The first Domino's store opens in the United Kingdom, in Luten, England. The first Domino's store opens on the continent of Asia, in Minato, Japan.
The first Domino's store opens on the South American continent, in Bogota, Columbia.
Domino's opens its 5,000th store.
Domino's Pizza signs its 1,000th franchise.
Domino's rolls out bread sticks, the company's first national non-pizza menu item.
Crunchy Thin Crust pizza is rolled out nationwide. The company 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.
Buffalo Wings are rolled out in all U.S. stores.
Domino's Pizza International opens its 1,000th store. First store opens on African continent, in Cairo, Egypt.
Domino's launches its website (www.dominos.com). Domino's rolls out flavored crusts, for limited-time-only promotions, nationally for the first time in com pany history.
Domino's Pizza opens its 1,500th store outside the United States, opening seven stores in one day on five continents consecutively. Domino's Pizza launches a campaign to update the company logo and store interiors with brighter colors and a newer look.
Domino's launches another industry innovation, Domino's HeatWave®, a hot bag using patented technology that keeps pizza oven-hot to the customer's door.Domino's Pizza opens its 6,000th store in San Francisco, Calif. in April. Domino's Pizza founder, Tom Monaghan, announces retirement and sells 93% of the company to Bain Capital, Inc.
David A. Brandon is named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Domino's Pizza. The company announces record results for 1999, with worldwide sales exceeding $3.36 billion. Revenues increased 4.4% over 1998.
Domino's Pizza International opens its 2,000th store outside the United States. Domino's Pizza celebrates 40 years of innovation and delivering pizza to homes around the world. During the past four decades, Domino's has paved the way for businesses involved in food delivery, employing practices that have set the standard in the industry. Domino's Pizza announces record results for 2000. Worldwide sales exceed $3.54 billion. Revenues increased 5.3% over 1999.
Domino's introduces one of the most exciting new products in the company's history…CinnaStix! Domino's launches "Get the Door. It's Domino's." advertising campaign. Domino's 7,000th store opens in Brooklyn, N.Y. Domino's launches two-year national partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America. Domino's stores in New York City and Washington D.C. provide more than 12,000 pizzas to relief workers at Ground Zero following the September 11 tragedy. Domino's establishes a team member matching funds program to financially assist the American Red Cross and donates $350,000 to the Disaster Relief Effort. Domino's Pizza International division establishes Domino's first regional resource center with the majority stake purchase of the franchise in the Netherlands, setting the stage for expansion on the European continent. Domino's pizza announces record results for 2001. Worldwide sales exceed $3.78 billion. Revenues increased 6.8% over 2000.
In February 2002, Domino's Pizza acquired 82 franchised stores in the Phoenix, Ariz., market, making it the largest store acquisition in the company's history. In August 2002, Domino's kicked delivery up a notch with the introduction of Domino's Pizza Buffalo Chicken Kickers™ and marked the creation of a whole new surprising category – premium chicken delivered right to the door!
Domino's announces an exciting multi-year partnership by becoming the "Official Pizza of NASCAR." Domino's is named Chain of the Year by Pizza Today magazine, a leading pizza trade publication. Domino's combines two culinary classics – pizza and Philadelphia Cheese Steak – to create the all-new Domino's Philly Cheese Steak Pizza.
Domino's launches Domino's Cheesy Dots™, delicious round balls of dough covered in a blend of zesty melted cheeses. Domino's becomes an associate sponsor for the Drive for Diversity program, a minority driver development program designed to provide a steady pipeline of well trained and supported minority drivers for the NASCAR circuit. Domino's Pizza, Inc., the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, begins trading common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in July 2004, under the new ticker symbol "DPZ." Domino's announces a three-year partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude was selected as Domino's "charity of choice" by franchisees and team members.
Domino’s Pizza celebrates the completion of the three-year renovation of its World Resource Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. The renovation marks the first major improvement to the company’s world headquarters since Domino’s founder Tom Monaghan opened the sprawling Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza Australia opens its 400th store in Aspley, Brisbane. Domino’s Pizza United Kingdom celebrates the opening of its 400th store in Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield. Domino’s raises $1.2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during its second annual “Thanks and Giving” campaign. Domino’s Pizza efforts worldwide raise $220,000 to support southeast Asia tsunami relief efforts.
Domino’s celebrates the opening of its 8,000th store with simultaneous celebrations of the opening of its 5,000th U.S. store in Huntley, Ill., and its 3,000th international store in Panama City, Panama. Domino’s extends its status as the "Official Pizza of NASCAR" and the official pizza of Michigan International Speedway. Domino’s raises $1.34 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during its third annual “Thanks and Giving” campaign. Domino’s Pizza introduces Brownie Squares — warm, delicious, bite-sized brownies delivered with a fudge dipping sauce.
Domino’s introduces OREO® Dessert Pizza—a thin dessert-style crust that’s layered with vanilla sauce and covered with OREO® cookie crumbles and then topped with sweet icing. Domino’s introduces its Veterans and Delivering the Dream franchising programs. Domino’s rolls out online and mobile ordering. Domino’s is ranked in the Top 10 for the ninth time in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual listing of great franchise opportunities. Domino’s launches its “You Got 30 Minutes” campaign with new advertising agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
Domino’s becomes the largest sandwich delivery company overnight when it launches a line of oven baked sandwiches.
Domino’s introduces American Legends, a line of premium pizzas featuring toppings such as roasted red peppers, spinach and feta cheese. Domino’s introduced Breadbowl Pasta and Chocolate Lava Crunch Cakes. At year’s end, Domino’s scraps its 49-year-old pizza recipe and launches its “new and inspired pizza” with an unusual advertising campaign.
Domino's raises $2.7 million during the 7th annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, marking the largest single charitable donation in the company's 50-year history.Domino’s Pizza celebrates 50th anniversary in December.
Domino’s Pizza was named “Chain of the Year” by Pizza Today Magazine for the second year running, which makes the company a three-times overall winner, as well as being the first pizza delivery company to receive the honour in back-to-back years. Domino's continues to revamp its menu, launching a new recipe for Buffalo Wings and Boneless Chicken, a new line of Domino's Artisan™ Pizzas using premium ingredients and two new bread sides – Stuffed Cheesy Bread and Parmesan Bread Bites. Patrick Doyle is named No. 1 Best CEO of 2011 by CNBC.
Domino’s unveils its new logo and ‘Pizza Theater’ design, marking a significant change to enhance customer experience at Domino’s. Domino’s Pizza officially debuts its ordering app on Android phones. Along with the addition to the existing iPhone app version which debuted in 2011, this accumulates to the app being available in over 80% of smartphones. In August, Domino’s launches its “Ultimate Delivery Vehicle” design competition, a campaign as unique as Domino’s 52-year history. Pizza lovers and car enthusiasts are called upon to help Domino's revolutionize the pizza industry by contributing to the design of the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle – something Domino's fans and customers could see as part of the delivery experience in the future. Domino’s Pizza also opens its 9,999th store with a grand celebration in Carlsbad, California. With no surprise, days later Domino’s Pizza celebrates its 10,000th store in Istanbul, Turkey.
Domino’s Pizza launches Pizza Profiles on dominos.com. This enhanced online ordering profile platform allows customers the ability to save and record information on their favourite order with as little as five clicks, or about 30 seconds. Domino’s debuts in Thailand with its first store in Bangkok.Domino’s updates its revolutionary Domino’s Tracker® with a new experience exclusive to customers who order Handmade Pan Pizza. Domino’s introduces a pilot program in one Salt Lake City store that allows customers to watch their orders being made live via a webcam. Five webcams were placed in the store’s kitchen for the entire month of May. Domino’s Pizza also launches a new ordering app for Windows Phone 8. The new app has voice capabilities which allows customers to pin their current order directly to their start screen. Domino’s Pizza also opened its first store ever in Bangkok, Thailand. Domino’s Pizza opens its first ever ‘Pizza Theater’ store in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Domino’s Pizza introduces the Specialty Chicken – a delicious combination of toppings, sauces and cheeses layered over 12 bites of lightly breaded, 100 percent whole breast white meat chicken. Specialty Chicken comes in four unique flavors: Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeno-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo and Sweet BBQ Bacon. Domino’s unveils its ordering app innovation using Ford SYNC® AppLink™ System. Customers who have a Pizza Profile on their Domino’s mobile app, as well as the Ford SYNC in-car connectivity system, will be able to use Ford SYNC to place their saved “Easy Order” in just a few simple, voice-activated steps. Domino’s Pizza also starts to accept payment via Google Wallet. Domino’s Pizza releases its iPad ordering app which heightens the customers experience by having updated, mouthwatering food photography and a newly created, more realistic custom pizza builder. The 11,000th Domino’s Pizza store worldwide was opened in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Domino’s launches an online group ordering tool which makes ordering pizza for large parties and group gatherings easy. Domino’s kicks off voice ordering for its iPhone® and Android™ apps. Domino’s opens its first store in Kenya.
Domino’s DXP™ (Delivery Expert), a specially designed and built pizza delivery vehicle three years in the making, is launched across 25 markets in the U.S. The car can hold up to 80 pizzas and features a warming oven located behind the driver’s door, as well as storage areas designed for easy loading and unloading of pizzas and other menu items. Domino’s launches AnyWare, a suite of innovative technology that allows customers to order in more ways and on more devices than ever before. Customers can order via text, tweet, Samsung Smart TV®, Ford SYNC® AppLink™ system, the Android Wear smartwatch app, Pebble® smartwatch app, or via voice ordering. Domino’s Pizza raises $5.2 million during the 11th annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, marking the largest single charitable donation in the company’s history. Domino’s opens in six new international markets: Cambodia, Azerbaijan, Republic of Georgia, Portugal, Italy and Belarus. Domino’s Pizza celebrates its 12,000th store worldwide in Oklahoma City. Domino’s Pizza celebrates its 55th anniversary in December.
Domino’s launches its line of salads throughout all stores in the U.S. Three varieties are available: Classic Garden, Chicken Caesar and Chicken Apple Pecan. Domino’s Pizza launches its 1,000th store in India. Domino’s Pizza also celebrates the grand opening of its 13,000th store worldwide in Auburn, Wash – just outside of Seattle.
In April, Domino’s Pizza opens its 14,000th store worldwide, which also marked the 3,500th store in Asia Pacific and the 200th store in Malaysia.