Domino's Pizza continues to grow

Now in its 25th year of trading in the UK, Domino's Pizza continues to expand and increase its sales year on year, making it one of the world's leading home delivery pizza franchises. Be it the sponsorship deal with Britain's Got Talent, its great quality pizzas or the world cup, Domino's sales continue to soar.

Chairman of Domino's Pizza, Stephen Hernsley said: "As we embark on our 25th year of operation in the UK, it gives me great pleasure to report another set of excellent results. System sales in the 26 weeks to 27 June 2010 have increased by 20.8 per cent to £237.1 million and our profit before tax and exceptional items has risen by 28.6 per cent to £17.5 million. Our commitment to delivering great quality pizza with excellent service, supported by innovative marketing has resulted in another outstanding financial performance."

Chief Executive Officer of Domino's Pizza, Chris Moore, is also very impressed with the performance of the franchises sales, "I am delighted to announce another set of great results. We have delivered impressive like-for-like sales growth of 13.7 per cent across 553 mature stores. We have now been in business for 25 years and those years of experience give us the foundation from which we can seize every opportunity. It is great pizza, delivered as quickly as possible, by dedicated franchise owners and store teams, which result in solid and steady sales growth, supported by innovative marketing on both a national and local level. Our roll out strategy also remains on track with another 19 new stores to start our silver jubilee year."

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is one of the world's leading pizza delivery brands and through its primarily franchised system Domino's now operates a global network of more than 9,000 stores in over 60 countries. Domino's Pizza has a singular focus - the home delivery of pizza, freshly made to order with high quality ingredients.

As of June 2010, there are 627 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Of these, 496 stores are in England, 47 are in Scotland, 22 are in Wales, 15 are in Northern Ireland, 46 are in the Republic of Ireland and one mobile unit. The global franchise plans to have 1,200 stores open by 2021.