LEAMINGTON, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 27 /CNW/ -- Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is proud to announce the opening of its 300th store in Canada. The milestone store is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, and is owned by franchisee Jamie Banner.
Banner owns three stores in British Columbia, two in Kelowna. Banner has been with Domino's Pizza for more than two decades, beginning his career as a pizza delivery driver. In 2008, Banner's original store in Kelowna was the first in Canada to have annual sales top $2 million, a new Canadian record for Domino's Pizza.
Canada is home to the first Domino's Pizza opened outside of the United States. Franchisee Michael Schlater opened the company's first international stores in Winnipeg in 1983. Domino's Pizza marked its 25th anniversary in Canada in 2008, and Schlater has since gone on to become president of Domino's Pizza Canada, based in Leamington, Ontario.
The milestone 300th store opens today, and is located at 3818 Gordon Drive in Kelowna.
About Domino's Pizza(R)
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino's is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "DPZ." Through its primarily locally-owned and operated franchised system, Domino's operates a network of 8,726 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and 60 international markets. The Domino's Pizza(R) brand, named a Megabrand by Advertising Age magazine, had global retail sales of over $5.4 billion in 2007, comprised of $3.2 billion domestically and $2.2 billion internationally. During the third quarter of 2008, the Domino's Pizza(R) brand had global retail sales of $1.3 billion, comprised of approximately $683 million domestically and approximately $583 million internationally. Domino's Pizza was named "Chain of the Year" by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the pizza industry. Customers can place orders online in English and Spanish by visiting www.dominos.com or from a Web-enabled cell phone by visiting mobile.dominos.com. More information on the Company, in English and Spanish, can be found on the Web at www.dominosbiz.com and www.dominos.com Domino's Pizza. You Got 30 Minutes(TM).
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