Domino's franchise owner receives Acorn award

Domino's Pizza franchise owner Mike Racz has scooped a prestigious Acorn award for young people in the hospitality industry. Mike arrived in the UK from Hungary six years ago and in a short space of time he has gone from pizza maker to franchise owner.

The Acorn awards scheme is run by Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine and recognise the outstanding achievements of people under 30 in the hospitality and catering industry. The awards are given to highly ambitious individuals who demonstrate proven career progression. "I am absolutely delighted to have won this award, I have been very fortunate to be able to develop my career and set up my own business with Domino's. I've worked hard to make the most of every opportunity and am proud of my achievements so far," said award winner Mike Racz.

In 2006 Mike launched his first Domino's store in Hartlepool at the age of 24, he then went on to open five more stores in Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Washington and Scarborough. In addition to running his stores Mike also supports and mentors new Domino's franchise owners.

Head of franchising development at Domino's Pizza Andy Hurst said: "Mike has developed his franchise into a very successful, well run operation, this is an achievement well beyond his years. Mike is one of Domino's fastest growing and most successful franchise owners in the North East."