Domino’s largest African franchisee Eat’N’Go boasts of having over 150 stores in the region

NIGERIA – Eat’N’Go limited, Nigeria’s fastest growing Quick Service Restaurant and master franchisee for Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery, and Pinkberry Gourmet Frozen Yoghurt, has marked a significant milestone of attaining 150 stores in the West African country. This follows the recent openings of nine Domino’s Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery outlets in various locations in Nigeria: Nyanya Abuja, Challenge Ibadan, Choba in Port Harcourt, Admiralty Lekki, Jakande Lekki, and Aromire Ikeja. The rise of branch counts in the country, brings Eat’N’Go’s store number in Africa to 156, taking the…

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Domino’s Pizza expands global footprint with first store in Ghana

GHANA – Domino’s Pizza Inc. one of the largest pizza companies in the world, is continuing its global growth momentum as it has opened its the first store in Ghana. Residents of Accra can now enjoy hot, made-to-order pizza in-store or delivered to their doorstep by Domino’s master franchisee, Fire Foods Ghana Ltd. “We are excited to partner with Domino’s on bringing this leading and much-loved pizza brand to Ghana’s shores,” said Karan Kapur, executive director of Fire Foods Ghana Ltd. “We are thrilled that Domino’s delicious food, excellent customer…

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Dominos becomes the first US food service restaurant to use fully autonomous vehicles for pizza delivery

US – American multinational pizza restaurant chain Domino’s has launched an autonomous pizza delivery service in the US city of Houston, allowing customers to experience futuristic delivery services handled by robots. Domino’s is collaborating with robotics company Nuro which will provide the robot and oversee the logistics behind the success of the autonomous delivery service. “We’re excited to introduce our autonomous delivery bots to a select set of Domino’s customers in Houston. We can’t wait to see what they think,” said  Dave Ferguson, Nuro co-founder and president, According to Domino’s,…

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Nigeria Domino’s Pizza franchise holder opens refurbished flagship store after fire incident

NIGERIA – Eat‘N’Go Limited, Nigeria’s franchisee for Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry gourmet frozen yoghurt has reopened its flagship outlet located in Saka Tinubu street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The leading QSR operator in the country was forced to halt operations at the facility following an unfortunate fire incident last October. Speaking to The Nation Nigeria, Ilyas Kazeem, the Marketing Director for Eat’N’Go said, “We had to shut down all operations in our Saka Tinubu outlet, for both Domino’s Pizza & Coldstone Creamery in October, due to the unfortunate…

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Domino’s becomes the first-ever QSR restaurant chain in India to offer plant-based meat pizza

INDIA – Domino’s India has launched a plant-based pizza, becoming the first-ever QSR (quick service restaurant) chain in India to include plant-based protein in their food menu, according to a report by ET Retail. In a statement, Domino’s – which is operated by Jubilant FoodWorks- said that the new plant-based protein pizza which is known as “The Unthinkable Pizza” has the same taste as that of chicken. According to the QSR chain, the Unthinkable Pizza will be made available across the major cities in India namely – Mumbai, Bengaluru and…

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Nigeria Domino’s Pizza franchise holder opens 110th store in expansion spree

NIGERIA – Eat‘N’Go Limited, Nigeria’s franchisee for Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry gourmet frozen yoghurt has opened its 110th store in Nigeria in Badore, Ajah area of Lagos state. According to the franchise holder, the expansion coming amid the pandemic, was born out of the relentless desire of the company to extend its brands’ reach to more consumers and providing easy access to their products and services. The firm seeks to open over 300 stores in Nigeria over the next five years. Celebrating this milestone, customers were hosted…

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South African Domino’s Pizza’s licensed operator auctions off the stores

SOUTH AFRICA – The South African fast-food franchiser of Domino’s Pizza, Taste Holdings, shifting its focus from fast foods to luxury goods is auctioning off the contents of their stores throughout the country. The decision to auction off the franchise was made after Taste Holdings failed to acquire an investor for the ailing business, reports African News Agency. Park Village Auctions (PVA) is the company responsible for the upcoming auction which includes the contents of 50 fully fitted stores as well as three food preparation factories, all of which are…

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Domino’s Pizza Nigeria joins in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic with pizza donation to frontline workers

NIGERIA – Eat’N’Go, Nigeria’s franchise holder for the Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry Gourmet Frozen Yogurt brands, has donated 15,000 pizzas worth N35 million (US$90,00) to frontline workers, joining in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to reports by Business Day, the company chose to make the donations to the frontline workers i.e. the emergency workers in the hospitals, the policemen/women, the firefighters and other security agencies, as they at times get so busy, not having lunch. “We found out that their day gets…

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Taste Holdings to liquidate Domino’s after failure to dispose the pizza business

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s Taste Holdings, shifting its focus from fast foods to luxury goods, is liquidating the subsidiary that holds the licence for Domino’s SA after failing to find a buyer for the pizza chain. Taste’s move to voluntarily liquidate the business comes after South Africa entered its second recession in two years in the final quarter of last year. According to the group, the deal could not be concluded on terms acceptable to all parties and that Domino’s Pizza International is not providing additional financial support to…

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Taste Holdings sell Starbucks South Africa stores seeking to exit food business

SOUTH AFRICA – Taste Holdings, licensed operator of Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza in South Africa has sold13 stores of its coffee chain to a consortium, K2019548958 (South Africa) Proprietary Limited, for 7 million rand (US$464,000) Taste opened the first Starbucks store in South Africa 2016 and the stores were set up at a cost of at least R5 million (US$ 338,000) each. The company revealed it is also in discussions on the sale its licences for the Domino’s Pizza chain and its two other food businesses, restaurant chain Maxi’s and…

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