Domino's Stories

Lou Ann Dellinger: Domino’s U.S. Manager of the Year

Lou Ann Dellinger knows a thing or two about hard work and dedication when it comes to managing a Domino’s store. The Lincolnton, North Carolina, native was recently named U.S. Manager of the Year at ...

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Domino's® Recognizes Delivery Expert of the Year

Luis Godinez’s customers in Canoga Park, California, know him for always safely delivering pizzas with a smile on his face and for providing great customer service.

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Domino’s Delivers Comfort to Tornado Victims in Chester, Illinois

On October 24, 2021, a tornado traveled through southern Illinois, touching down about 800 feet from the Domino’s store located in Chester, Illinois.

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Domino’s® Surprises Customers Across Select Cities with Gift Cards to Other Restaurants

While Domino’s is the largest pizza company in the world, many people do not realize it is made up of thousands of stores which are owned by hundreds of local business owners across the U.S.

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Domino’s Supports Nonprofits That Serve Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Domino’s is recognizing three incredible nonprofit organizations working to support active military and veterans.

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Domino’s® Introduces Newest Side Item, With a Twist!

What’s oven-baked, delicious and comes in three flavors? Domino’s newest side item: Oven-Baked Dips!

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Domino’s® and NFPA Partner with Pittsburg Fire Department to Promote Fire Safety

Did you know Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 3-9? To help raise awareness about fire safety, a number of Domino’s stores across the country partnered with ...

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Hispanic Domino’s Team Members Share Challenges on the Road to Success

Fitting into a new culture can be stressful, and it comes with a different set of challenges for each person. For Victoria Petrella, Domino’s vice president of international marketing, it wasn’t easy.

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Domino’s Team Members Fundraise for St. Jude

Adam and Kristin Grigsbay are what you might call a Domino's power couple. They're both general managers for stores owned by Domino’s franchisee Corey McKanna, and they're both superstar supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Indianapolis Domino’s Team Members Help Evacuate Burning Apartment Complex

On the evening of June 18, 2021, Domino’s team members Walter Elliot and Bradley Bruckman were at work when the apartment complex just next to their store caught fire.

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Domino’s Awards UNCF Scholarships to 11 HBCU Students

Domino’s believes in the UNCF’s work, and wanted to support its mission by delivering scholarships to students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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While Some Food Delivery Apps Are Charging Surprise Fees, Domino’s® is Giving Away Surprise FREES™

We’ve all been there – you’re hungry and want the convenience of using a third-party food delivery app, but you end up paying way more than you should.

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A Look into Domino’s Rapid Growth in China

Domino's Pizza China celebrated the opening of its 400th store in May 2021. To put that in perspective, when Aileen Wang was hired as CEO in 2017, there were only 106 Domino's stores in the whole Chinese market.

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Domino’s® Celebrates 18,000th Store in the World by Donating $18,000 to Local Nonprofit!

To say Domino’s is continuing its global growth momentum is an understatement. On July 15, 2021, Domino’s celebrated the grand opening of the brand’s 18,000th store in the world in La Junta, Colorado.

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North Texas Supply Chain Center Team Works Together to Make a Special Delivery

Domino’s Supply Chain Delivery Driver Jose Salazar is used to hauling his semitruck across Texas and Arkansas to deliver dough, sauce and toppings to Domino’s stores, but he never thought it’d be ...

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Business Ownership Runs in the Family for St. Augustine Domino’s Franchisee

Bob Andrew Briggs was raised among entrepreneurs – so it was no surprise he became a business owner himself.

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Did Domino’s Launch a Carside Delivery 2-Minute Guarantee and Challenge? Oh Yes We Did!

Domino’s believes in offering customers the best and most convenient carryout experience possible, so much so that it has launched a new guarantee.

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Domino’s® Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Community During Pride Month and Beyond

Domino’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group, True Colors, wasn’t going to let the first Pride Month since its inception go off without a bang.

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The First 5 Years: A Look at Domino’s Commitment to FFA

In 2017, Domino’s made a commitment to donate $1 million over five years to the National FFA Organization – also known as the Future Farmers of America.

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Domino’s Warns Customers: Do Not Buy NFTs From the Noid

Spotted: the Noid on Twitter trying to sell nonfungible tokens (NFTs)! The Noid is attempting to ruin Domino’s tech-savvy pizza deliveries with ...

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Domino’s®Delivery Driver Spreads Joy Through Acts of Kindness

Each day, when Richard Brodmerkel goes to work, he lives by the motto, “Pay it forward.” As a Domino’s Team USA delivery driver in Las Vegas, he ...

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Domino’s Archrival Has Returned and He’s Still up to No Good

Something peculiar has been going on @Domino’s on Instagram over the past week, and now, we know who’s behind it. Domino’s archnemesis, the ...

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Domino’s Partners Foundation Makes the Gift of Hearing Possible

Javier Torres, an assistant manager at a Domino’s in New Mexico, was born with a rare condition known as microtia.

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Domino’s® Tests Autonomous Delivery with Nuro in Houston

Have you ever had your pizza delivered by a robot? Yes, that’s right – a robot.

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Domino’s Hosts Educational Webinar for International Transgender Day of Visibility

“Working Together Towards Inclusivity and Allyship.” Not only was that the title of a webinar watched by hundreds of Domino’s corporate team members in honor of ...

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Domino’s Female Franchisees Discuss Challenges They’ve Conquered

The 2021 International Women’s Day theme, “Choose to Challenge,” isn’t something that Domino’s female franchisees are strangers to.

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Local Franchise Organization Holds Third Annual Women’s Empowerment Day

Domino’s in Gorham, Maine, was staffed entirely by female team members on Nov. 14, 2020 in celebration of their third annual Women’s Empowerment Day.

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On a Quest to Achieve the American Dream

Maribel Pineda was just 15 years old when she immigrated from Tijuana, Mexico to Anaheim, California to live with her mother’s cousin, who she had only met once before.

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Get to Know Cindy Headen

For Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we sat down with Cindy Headen, Domino’s executive vice president of supply chain services, to ask about her life, career and advice for aspiring female leaders.

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Domino’s® Raises More Than $13 Million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and The Domino’s Village

As a proud partner of St. Jude, corporate and franchise-owned Domino’s stores across the U.S. raised a recording-breaking $13 million in the fight against childhood cancer in 2020.

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Pizza by Plane: Domino’s in Port Clinton Takes to the Skies

Domino’s is the leader in pizza delivery, but now, one store in Port Clinton, Ohio is taking it to another level – an aerial level, that is.

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A Domino’s Wedding Story: Couple Marries Inside Las Vegas Store

When Mark (Lara) Hutchens and Michael Hutchens met on Facebook through a gamer group in May of 2018, neither of them could’ve imagined that within a year, they would ...

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A Domino’s Love Story: I Love You With Every Pizza My Heart

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Time to think about love, happiness and pizza! After all, what makes people happier than pizza?

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A Tale of Two Jobs: Pharmacist Loves Working as Domino’s General Manager

For Sam, his job at Domino’s started out as a way to support himself while he was attending pharmacy school.

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Four Domino’s Stores Across Three Time Zones Make Surprise Virtual Pizza Party Possible

It’s no surprise that stay-at-home mandates during COVID-19 put a damper on many people’s plans in 2020. Family gatherings and holidays were cancelled, and special occasions were ...

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Domino’s Offers 30 Days of Free Access to EPIX NOW, Making for the Best Pizza and a Movie Night Ever

Pizza night just became more cinematic, thanks to Domino’s and EPIX! Domino’s customers who order online now through April 11, 2021, will receive 30 days of ...

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Domino’s Commitment to the Black Community

In June of 2020, Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison made a statement unequivocally denouncing all acts of racism, hatred and the unjust treatment of Black people.

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Happy 60th Birthday Domino’s

In a small pizza shop in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Dec. 9, 1960, a beloved brand and global leader was born.

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Franchisee Spotlight: Kenny Looney

Kenny Looney was a sophomore in high school when he decided to apply for a job at his local Domino’s store in Palestine, Texas. Since it was across the street from his high school, he thought it would be a convenient place to work for an after-school job.

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Domino’s: It Runs in the Family

We have a saying in the Domino’s system – there’s pizza sauce running through our veins. For Josh Giefer, global store food safety and compliance manager, that certainly rings true.

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One Sailor’s Story: Joe VanOosterhout

Joe VanOosterhout wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself, so when he was 23 years old, he decided to join the U.S. Navy.

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Domino’s® Virtually Crowns 2020 World’s Fastest Pizza Maker

Every two years, fast and efficient pizza makers from around the world gather in Las Vegas, Nevada at Domino’s Worldwide Rally to compete in Domino’s World’s Fastest Pizza Maker competition.

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Upcycle Your Domino’s Pizza Box: Create a Spooky Box-O’-Lantern This Halloween

Looking for a spooky good time this Halloween? Domino’s has you covered! Nothing says Halloween like carving your very own box-o’-lantern!

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Special Olympics Athletes Inspire Domino’s Team Members

When Lynnda Heppler, Domino’s director of graphic design, watched the Special Olympics Winter World Games in 2017, she was inspired by the event's mission to empower those with disabilities.

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St. Louis Domino’s Delivery Driver Saves Life of 15-Year-Old Boy in ATV Accident

Sept. 24, 2020 was not an average day for Domino’s delivery driver Brandon Eckstein. When 19-year-old Eckstein reported for work, he didn’t anticipate that by the end of the day, he would save the life of a 15-year-old teenager.

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Creating Change: Anchorage Now Accepts Pizza Boxes for Recycling

Suzanna Caldwell of Anchorage, Alaska, works as the recycling coordinator for the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services. In July, a friend reached out asking if she’d seen the recent study endorsed by the American Forest and Paper Association.

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Domino’s Commits to Raise $100 Million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In January 2016, Ricardo and Simone learned their 2-year-old daughter Azalea had a soft tissue cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. After receiving this diagnosis, they knew they wanted the best care for her.

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Growing and Winning Together: One Family of Dominoids Shares Their Legacy

When the Ortiz family gathers in one room, there are always three things present: food, storytelling and some sort of competitive game.

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Craving a Taco or Cheeseburger? Domino’s Has a Pizza for That

What do tacos and cheeseburgers have in common? More than you might think, thanks to Domino’s! Customers can now enjoy two new, delicious pizzas: the chicken taco pizza and the cheeseburger pizza.

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Franchisee Spotlight: Chad Vickers

At just 23, Chad Vickers took a chance by moving to Chicago – a city brand new to him – to pursue his dream of owning and operating Domino’s stores.

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Don’t Trash the Box: Your Pizza Box is Recyclable

Domino’s launched in partnership with WestRock to deliver the facts about pizza box recycling. Pizza boxes, with grease and all, are indeed recyclable!

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Domino’s Awards Scholarships to Team Members

Karen Galvan was born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 2000. When she was one year old, her family relocated to Pasadena, Texas, and her path was forever changed. Karen is now a sophomore at San Jacinto College, majoring in engineering.

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Domino’s Carside Delivery: It’s Carryout, Delivered

Domino’s customers now have yet another way to carry out their favorite pizza: via Domino’s Carside Delivery™. Domino’s Carside Delivery is a new contactless carryout option that customers can choose when placing a prepaid online order ...

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Postponed Wedding? Domino’s Has a Rain Check Registry for That

Wedding planning can be exhausting. Having to postpone and replan a wedding due to the circumstances around COVID-19 is even more stressful. To help spread some much-needed cheer, Domino’s has launched its ...

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Domino’s Celebrates the LGBTQ+ Community

Domino’s believes in giving back to its communities and putting people first. With the start of this year’s Pride Month, we are reminded to live each day with purpose, embrace who we are and celebrate our differences.

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New Orleans Domino’s Stores Donate 500 Pizzas to Kingsley House Community

Two Domino’s franchise-owned stores in New Orleans donated 500 pizzas to the Kingsley House community on Tuesday, May 5. Local store team members and Kingsley House employees passed out pepperoni pizzas to kids and their parents, members of the community, and caregivers of seniors.

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When Michigan-based Domino’s franchisee Dave Cesarini heard about another franchisee's giving back initiative, he couldn't wait to put it into practice with his own stores.

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Remote learning can be difficult, especially during the coronavirus crisis when direct access to teachers and peers is limited. To celebrate the milestone academic achievements of Emerging Scholars students in the D.C. area, Domino’s donated and delivered pizzas as part of a virtual pizza party on April 22.

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Domino’s stores across the country, including those in and around Philadelphia, are working to help those on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. Domino’s in Doylestown and Perkasie, Pennsylvania are no different.

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Businesses are shuttering, unemployment is spiking and access to basic needs – like food, rent and utilities – is getting harder for millions, including many kids and families who are served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside in California.

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Domino’s stores throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area are committed to giving back to essential workers and those in need across the area. The stores banded together to launch the Dallas Gives Back Pizza Blitz on March 31.

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Domino’s stores throughout Flint, Michigan, believe in giving back to the community. During the week of April 6, they donated 900 pizzas to the three Flint Cares Help Centers to help feed those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, GENYOUth is providing grants to schools to provide much-needed resources to get food in the hands of students.

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H-E-B is a longtime supporter of March of Dimes. As the No. 1 donor in Texas, H-E-B has raised more than $700,000 for March of Dimes, which works to improve the health of mothers and babies.

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In a world where you can be anything … be kind.” It seems like you hear that quote more and more these days. For some, that is more than just a saying – it is a way of life.

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As a brand, Domino’s is a huge proponent of spreading joy through pizza. Since 2018, Domino’s corporate stores and employees throughout Phoenix have supported Child Crisis Arizona through the gift of pizza.

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Giving back is important to Domino’s franchisee Jim Gronemann, especially in times like these.

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For Women’s History Month, we sat down with our newest female leader – Lisa Price, executive vice president and chief human resources officer – to ask about her life, career and advice for aspiring female leaders.

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Domino’s customers rejoice – the days of waiting for your carryout order are gone! Domino’s is rolling out the red carpet for carryout customers by launching Pie Pass – a new technology that lets them skip the line and grab their order.

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In 2015, Joe Rogers was working at a Domino’s supply chain center in Texas, supporting his family by loading trucks with dough and product for stores. However, he and his family lived with his wife’s aunt to help make ends meet.

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If you ask Fred Pearson if he’s always wanted to work for Domino’s, he’ll tell you no, it was a case of divine intervention.

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Dennis Tran began working for his family business as a teenager. The work was fun on an ice cream truck, but the pay was low. At the time, a friend of his worked for the local Domino’s store in Gaithersburg, Maryland, passing out flyers door-to-door – earning more money than Dennis was making.

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Phillip Pedigo started his career with the Domino’s brand in 2007. He is currently the vice present of administration for Jason Shifflett, a Domino’s franchisee in Memphis, Tennessee. But, first and foremost, he is a father, and his daughter is a cancer survivor.

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The months following 9/11 were fast-paced and anxious, as Walter (Tommy) Daigle III remembers from his time in the Navy.

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Every morning when franchisee Ben Thomas walks into one of his stores, he’s determined to find what makes each of his store employees tick, and to use that to motivate them to reach new heights.

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Amanda Stevenson believes in America’s farmers, and wants to make a living by serving them. Amanda graduated from California’s Nipomo High School in 2018, where she was actively involved in FFA – the Future Farmers of America.

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Be the change you wish you see in the world … so easily said, but not so easily done. For Penne Carpenter, this is the mantra she lives by. Penne owns Domino’s stores in Cutoff and Raceland, Louisiana, and was recently presented the ...

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Domino’s recognizes and celebrates the diverse heritage of all its team members. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we asked employees, “What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?”

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On Aug. 21, the brand took the next step in discovering the power of possible with the opening of Domino’s Innovation Garage, located at Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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When Randy Foote was 8 years old, he played a daring game with trains in his town. He jumped on the side of them and rode them through town. When his parents found out, he promised not to do it again, but a week later, he ran alongside another one.

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Since Alec Blancarte was little, he always dreamed of becoming a businessman. “I always loved suits, and I’d imagine myself carrying a briefcase in a fast-paced environment,” he said.

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Johnnie is celebrating his 15th year as a delivery driver at Domino’s in Beaufort, North Carolina – but that’s not the only thing he’s celebrating. Domino’s named Johnnie as the 2018 National Delivery Expert of the Year at a recent awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Domino’s is dedicated to delivering a difference. For the third consecutive year, Domino’s has joined forces with Stand with Trans at the Motor City Pride Festival – the largest Pride celebration in Michigan with more than 40,000 participants.

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Domino’s stores across the country celebrate heroes every day. One of those stories takes place in Copperas Cove, Texas. For the 14th year in a row, Domino’s in Copperas Cove hosted a Soldier Appreciation Day to thank soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they make every day.

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Domino’s is known for pizza. When people think about a Domino’s team member, naturally they think of a pizza maker or delivery driver. Not many people think about the individuals who work behind the scenes in supply chain – people like Duane Bowmer.

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Cassie Gerety

Megan Houstin knew she wanted to work at Domino’s in Goshen, Ohio, since she was 12 years old. Every time she picked up her Domino’s order, she would tell the store manager, “On my 16th birthday, I’m going to come in, fill out an application and you’re going to hire me.”

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Cassie Gerety

Cassie Gerety started as a Domino’s delivery driver in 1995 when she was a high school senior. She became a general manager a year later, working her way up to win Rookie Manager of the Year in 1996 and Manager of the Year in 1997.

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Sher Senior

When Sher Senior started working at Domino’s as part of a work-study program in high school, she never could’ve imagined that one day she’d own her own store. But, that is exactly what happened.

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Eric Arntson

Eric Arntson now owns 12 Domino’s locations throughout Michigan and is the proud father of four daughters: Abby, 20; Megan, 18, Emma, 14; and Olivia, 12 – all of whom share his passion for Domino’s, as well as his wife, Stephanie.

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Sam Hishmeh

In 1986, Sam Hishmeh was a college student attending ITT Technical Institute, looking for a part-time job. He wanted something that was fun, flexible and the pay would be worth his while.

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Stan Gage

When Stan Gage was stationed with the Marines at Camp Geiger in 1985, he had no idea he would be back in Jacksonville, North Carolina 30 years later … but this time, as a local resident and business owner. His life would come full circle.

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