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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Jubilant FoodWorks to invest US$35.2m in expanding its operations in India

INDIA – Jubilant FoodWorks, operator of Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts in India plans to invest upto US$35.2 million (Rs 250 crore) to set up over 120 stores in both existing and new markets this year across the country. The company, which had earlier estimated to open 100 stores this year, said it will now be spending Rs 200-250 crore (US$28-$35 million) in the capacity expansion. According to an ET Retail, Jubilant FoodWorks opened 40 stores in the July-September quarter, the most in almost four years. It however closed six…

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Nigeria Eat n’ Go opens 100th fast food outlet in US$27.78m investment plan

NIGERIA – Eat n’ Go Limited, Nigeria’s franchisee for Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry gourmet frozen yoghurt, has opened a new outlet in Lagos. Speaking at the unveiling in Lagos recently, Patrick McMichael, the chief executive of Eat n’ Go said that the new store brings the number of outlet operated under the brands to 100 stores. He said that this was a reflection of the firm’s commitment to bringing quality and innovative food products to Nigeria’s quick service restaurants, while also becoming the premier dynamic and unique…

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Taste Holdings to roll out more stores under new turnaround strategy

SOUTH AFRICA – Taste Holdings, South Africa’s licensed operator of Starbucks Coffee and Domino’s Pizza, has unveiled plans of opening more outlets as part of its strategy to lift the company’s balance sheets. According to the group’s chief executive, Dylan Pienaar, the group had completed its restructuring and a complete turnaround in the business was under way. He said that the company still sees an opportunity for growth in both Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza brands, despite reporting an overall loss of US$21.51 million for the year to the end of…

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