Domino’s Pizza Inc.
Domino’s Pizza is an international restaurant chain, equal parts multinational pizza delivery concept and technology company. Founded in 1960 near Eastern Michigan University, the then-small chain became known as Domino’s in 1965. These days, the off-premise-focused restaurant franchise is just as well-known for its pizza as it is for its popular side dishes like cheesy breadsticks and wings.
Domino’s Pizza has rapidly expanded over the decades and now operates 17,600 stores in 90 countries around the world, with an expansion boom in recent years pinpointed to the company’s aggressive fortressing strategy of opening multiple stores in the same neighborhood to increase delivery quality and availability.
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain is well-known for its technology investments and focus on delivery and is one of the few national restaurant chains that completely relies on in-house delivery with zero third-party partnerships. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Domino’s was seen as one of the strongest restaurant industry players as customers turned to familiar delivery options in 2020.
Most recently, Domino’s launched an autonomous delivery test with Nuro, where select Houston customers can opt to have their pizza delivered by robot.
Headquarters: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Segment: Quick Service, LSR Pizza
Number of U.S. locations: 6,343
2020 sales: $7.35 billion
CEO: Richard Allison