Dominos Pizza first launched in the United States in 1960. On May 12, 1983 the company opened the doors to its first international store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. By 1997 the successful pizza parlour had opened 1500 international locations. This Thursday, Dominos will celebrate opening their 5,000th store outside of the US.
To celebrate, Dominos is presenting three stores with the prestigious title of Domino’s 5,000th international store. The three locations that will be noted as the stores are Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Cologne Germany and Pneng Malaysia. These particular locations were chosen as part of the celebration “to reflect the diverse, universal appeal of pizza worldwide.”
There will be specific festivities in each location to celebrate the company’s milestone. In Brazil, Frevo dancers will perform while a traditional lion dance will take place in Malaysia to honor the event. An appearance by Pali Grewal – the 2012 World’s Fastest Pizza Maker – will kick off the celebration in Germany.
“This is a significant milestone in the history of our brand,” said J. Patrick Doyle, Domino’s Pizza president and CEO. “Earlier this year, we saw our international store count exceed that of the U.S., and this brings us ever closer to that magic number of 10,000 stores. I’m looking forward to celebrating the opening of our 10,000th store worldwide, which could happen sometime this fall.”
Dominos currently operates more than 9,800 stores in 72 international markets.
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