Domino’s plans 30 to 40 new Australian stores in next six months

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 8th November 2011

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited CEO Don Meij has announced plans to open 30 to 40 new stores in Australia over the next six months.

Combined with plans to employ more team members across its 474 existing stores in Australia, the publicly-listed pizza chain expects to create more than 2,500 employment opportunities in the next four months.

Mr Meij said the company had kicked off the 2011/12 financial year with solid same store sales growth and its stores are requiring more drivers and pizza makers to keep up with demand.

“We have experienced 10.3 per cent Same Store Sales growth for the first four months of this year. Strong promotions over the past few months as well as the use of new technology have helped us to attract new customers to our stores,” Mr Meij said.

He added that Domino’s is progressing with a store refurbishment program in Australia, with one store being refurbished every week.

Australia-based Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited is the master franchisor for the Domino’s Pizza brand in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium and The Netherlands. Along with its franchisees, Domino’s has 878 stores across the five countries, employing more than 21,000 staff.