Domino’s Pizza began when Tom and James Monaghan bought DomiNick’s Pizza in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In 1965, the company name was changed to Domino’s Pizza.
In 1967, the first franchise location was opened.
By 1978, there were 200 locations.
In 1983, the company expanded to Canada with a store in Winnipeg. The 1000th store also opened this year.
In 1985, the first UK location opened in Luton. A location also opened in Tokyo this same year.
In 1998, Tom Monaghan retired and sold 93% of Domino’s to Bain Capital.
In 2004, the company went public.
In 2006, the 5000th US location was opened in Huntley, Illinois.
In 2012, the company dropped the word “Pizza” from it’s name to enhance its other food offerings.
Today, there are more than 10,000 Domino’s location in over 70 countries. Domino’s is the 2nd largest Pizza chain in the US.