Pizza company to open three stores

DOMINO’S PIZZA is set to further increase its number of Irish-based outlets this year; bringing to nearly 200 the number of Irish jobs it has created since the start of 2010 — despite its business here remaining in negative sales territory.

Domino’s opened three new outlets in Ireland during 2010 — taking its total to 48 — creating 100 jobs in the process. A further three stores are planned for 2011 — with each employing about 30 employees. The company is looking to open about nine new outlets in the Republic in the short-term.

“This year is our 20th anniversary in Ireland and we see ourselves being here for the long-term. Our Irish division may have been in negative sales territory for the past three years, but we have a good business model here and people will always want pizza,” explained Domino’s UK and Ireland spokesperson Georgina Wald.

The company’s 2010 results — published yesterday — showed a strong performance; with pre-tax profits up by 27.3% to £38 million (€45.4m) and revenue up by more than £30m at £188.1bn.

Nearly 2,000 jobs were created by the firm, during 2010, with it opening a record number of new outlets (57 in total) and the number of households to which it delivered rose by nearly 18%, to approximately four million, across the UK and Ireland.

Despite last year’s performance being boosted by the World Cup in South Africa and the challenging economic conditions continuing, Domino’s management remains upbeat about the company’s prospects for 2011 — saying that it is confident that “another year of strong growth” can be delivered.

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