PIZZA chain Domino’s is to open 500 more shops across the UK, creating around 17,000 more jobs.
The fast food giant announced the plans after like-for-like sales rose by 4.6 per cent in the UK and Ireland.
Domino’s Domino’s sales are up in the UK and Ireland
Sales globally grew to £1.3billion, even though the company’s profits actually plunged overall by 22 per cent to £61.9million.
The business was hampered by “growing pains” as it tries to expand internationally, according to Domino’s boss David Wild.
The chain is already in 60 countries, but only ten per cent of its business comes from outside the UK and Ireland.
Back home, business is booming.
Domino’s Domino’s has announced plans to open 500 more stores across the UK
The firm opened 59 stores last year and created 2,000 jobs in both countries: 58 in the UK, and one in Ireland.
Sales from its 1,103 UK and Irish branches – including the 59 new shops – rose by 7.1 per cent in the last year, with a huge 103million pizzas sold.
We’ve asked Domino’s where the 500 new stores will be and when they will open by and we will update this article if we hear back.
But it’s thought Domino’s wants to open more shops in the same areas where it has branches already.
Mr Wild said: “There are currently 1,103 stores across the UK, and we are confident of reaching our goal of 1,600 over time.”
He added: “Our strategy remains simple.
How to find Domino’s dealsONE man, Tom Church, created a tool that will always find the best Domino’s offers.
The free tool finds all the valid and working discount codes for your local Domino’s pizza store.
It was created by the co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, Tom Church.
It was created by LatestDeals after thousands of people on its Facebook page started taking part in weekly events called “Project D”.
Discounts at Domino’s vary, because they are franchised.
The biggest discount code Tom has spotted is 50 per cent off the total order, and plenty of buy one get one free deals.
“We aim to be the number one pizza company in each neighbourhood, through a commitment to offering the best product and service to our customers.”
“After a period in the first half of 2017 when customers were telling us we weren’t offering value for money, we have renewed our focus on the appeal of our promotions and improved communication around them,” he continued.
The strategy seems to be working as now 88.2 per cent of orders are made using a deal or promotion, according to official data.
But it’s not all plain sailing.
The business is currently fighting with some UK and Irish franchise owners.
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They have formed a group, the Domino’s Franchise Association UK & Ireland, and are demanding more support from the company because they say costs of running their businesses have risen.
They also argue that opening more Domino’s shops where there are already branches will cut into their profits.
Domino’s has said it’s working to resolve the dispute but that it won’t sell food at a cheaper price to franchise owners, as that would cut into its profits.
Mr Wild said: “We want to resolve their concerns by finding a win-win solution. We don’t want to resolve them by finding lose-win solutions.”
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