Pizza delivery franchise Domino’s Pizza has opened its 600th store. Located in High Holborn, London the company has described it as a significant milestone in Domino’s ongoing expansion plans.
All Domino’s stores in the UK are owned by franchisees, and the owners of the 600th store are a remarkable story of enterprise, initiative and determination.
Amir Zarinabad and Ajaz Mirza now have 13 Domino’s stores in the Domino’s system – all in the London area. Zarinabad joined the Chalk Farm branch of Domino’s in 1992 as a trainee manager, having just finished at college, and opened his first franchise in 1999. Mirza took a part-time job as a driver in 1996 while he was a student. By 2001 the two joined forces and began running stores together. Despite very modest backgrounds, they have continued to expand and now run a business with around 350 employees.
Chris Moore, CEO of Domino’s Pizza, says: “I am absolutely delighted to open our 600th store, which is a testament to the hard work, dedication and pure passion for great pizza of all our franchisees and their in-store teams.
“The 600th store is not only fantastic news for us, but it’s also brilliant for pizza lovers in the capital - now they can be sure they’re never too far from a Pepperoni Passion.”
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