Domino’s blazes expansion trail

Posted by Isobel Drake on 2nd October 2009

Publicly listed pizza chain, Domino’s, has announced plans to boost the number of franchise outlets in the “under- penetrated” cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

Domino’s CEO Don Meij advised that the Melbourne metro area made sense from a market size point of view.

“We’re just really under-penetrated in Melbourne and Sydney overall, the two biggest capital cities,” he said. “Our home, Brisbane – we’ve got every bit of it covered – and we’ve been in Perth for a long time.”

“In particular, Melbourne is our least penetrated area in Australia; we’re about 25 stores short in Melbourne, that’s our most focused city.”

The ASX-listed firm has optimistic plans to gain a 60 per cent share of the national pizza market within five years despite strong competition.

Domino’s performed admirably during the 2009 financial year, reporting a significant increase in profit as the convenience and affordability of fast-food kept sales strong many chains.

Franchisee applications have doubled over the past year, the company added.