Domino’s is today unveiling its 700th national store opening making it the biggest ever pizza franchised business in Australia.

Domino’s CEO for Australia and New Zealand Nick Knight said the opening of the 700th store is a truly outstanding milestone for the company.

“Opening our 700th Australian store is a huge achievement for Domino’s. It really shows how many Aussie small business owners are determined to work hard and commit to store-life.

“We appreciate the hard work of committed team members across our business who are Hungry to be Better in everything they do.

“It is their drive, determination and passion for this business that will see us continue to grow, innovate and reinvigorate in the years ahead.”

The store will be operated by one of Domino’s best local pizza prodigies Greg Tinson—a multi-unit franchisee with a total of now five stores in Queensland—who has 20 years’ experience delivering piping hot pizzas.

“I started out at Domino’s as a delivery driver myself almost 20 years ago at the Beenleigh store.

“I then worked my way up to become a manager before I bought my first store at Acacia Ridge. Flagstone will now be my fifth Domino’s store and my goal, while it’s ambitious, is to double that in 2019,” said Greg.

Mr Knight explained that the new store has had a slight makeover, which will be rolled out nationally, including reclaimed and recycled materials, giving each store a unique feel.

“We are continuing our journey to holistically move towards a sustainable and eco-friendly Company. Not only are we using recycled materials, we are giving new life to pre-loved bricks by repurposing building materials, mainly bricks, from locally demolished buildings,” Mr Knight said.

“With the inclusion of new, mixed-seating arrangements such as booth seats, high bars as well as tables and stools, we are bringing back that restaurant feel into our stores.”

With all of Domino’s timber, building materials and fixtures and fittings sourced locally Australia-wide, the continuation of supporting small business extends further than pizza franchisees.

“Not only are we celebrating a massive milestone today with the opening of our 700th Australian store, it is the perfect setting for our customers to enjoy the Official Pizza of Summer with 30 new menu items hitting the stores.

“Stepping into our stores on a hot summers day, relaxing in our booth seats and cooling down with our new Turkish Delight, handcrafted Thick Shakes and sundae is the perfect treat.”

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (DMP) is Domino’s largest franchisee outside of the USA. It holds the master franchise rights to the Domino’s brand and network in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan, Germany and Luxembourg. Today, DMP has a network of more than 2,400 stores across these eight markets.

Nathan Scholz