Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) is celebrating the grand opening of its 12,000th store in the world today, in Oklahoma City.
"I am beyond excited to celebrate this huge milestone for Domino's," said Patrick Doyle, Domino's president and CEO. "We've been opening new stores around the world at a steady clip – building beautiful and customer-friendly pizza theaters with our new image – and the 12,000th store in Oklahoma exemplifies our brand to a tee."
In honor of the 12,000th store, Domino's will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and present a donation of $12,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County today. Oklahoma City franchise owners Steve Dolan and Jay Feavel will be in attendance, as well as a number of key Domino's executives, including Doyle and Russell Weiner, president of Domino's USA.
"I was absolutely thrilled when I found out that our Oklahoma City location was going to be Domino's 12,000th store in the world," said Dolan. "I'm so proud to bring this milestone store to the Oklahoma City community."
Dolan and Feavel own 24 stores together throughout Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Both individuals began working at Domino's as delivery drivers in the early 1980s and worked their way up to become franchise owners. They are not alone – more than 90 percent of Domino's U.S. franchise owners began their career as part-time Domino's employees.
Domino's operates in more than 80 international markets and had global retail sales of more than $8.9 billion in 2014, comprised of more than $4.1 billion in the U.S. and nearly $4.8 billion internationally. Domino's has opened more than 3,000 net stores around the globe since March 2010.
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