The Bhatti Family Came to America for Opportunity and Found Prosperity at Domino’s

Published: Jan. 13, 2023
Harry Bhatti
Like father, like son: Domino’s franchisee Harry Bhatti started working for the brand as a part-time team member, just like his dad.

Harry Bhatti was just 10 years old when his family came to the United States from Amritsar, India. His father, Harjit, moved the family to Houston, Texas, hoping it would provide more opportunities for them.

As soon as the Bhatti family arrived in Houston, Harjit applied and was hired as a delivery driver at a local Domino’s. He saw the opportunity that came as a delivery driver – making an honest wage and receiving cash tips every day to support his family. He fell in love with the Domino’s brand and recognized the potential of the business model, including the opportunity to work his way up within the business. Harjit was promoted to an assistant manager and eventually became a general manager. He hoped that one day, his son Harry could also work for the Domino’s brand, and with hard work, become successful.

“I watched my dad work long hours to support our family,” said Harry. “He was still raising our family and helping my mother get an education. He was happy and enjoyed what he was doing at Domino’s. He would tell me when I was old enough, I could work hard for the Domino’s brand and it would change our future.”

Harry started working as a customer service representative at Domino’s in Houston in 2005 when he was 15 years old. It didn’t take long for him to advance in the business. He moved up the ranks from assistant manager to general manager – where for several years he earned five stars on all his Operations Evaluation Reports. Soon after that he became a supervisor. On Oct. 31, 2022, Harry’s dream became a reality and he opened his very own Domino’s store in Renton, Washington.

“I knew I was going to become a Domino’s franchise owner when I was 16 years old,” said Harry. “I worked hard like my dad said and waited for the right opportunity. The Domino’s in Renton was the right store for me to shine. Luckily, the steps I took were correct and I finally made it.”

Harry’s words of advice for anyone looking to advance are that hard work and determination pay off.

“Stick to a plan and focus on that plan,” said Harry. “It doesn’t matter which field of work you are in, if you work hard and learn everything you can about that field, you will be successful in that field. Have goals and crush them. Think about your future and what you are going to do next. Have a plan. You will get there.”

Harry was able to franchise just 28 days after graduating from Domino’s Franchise Management School.

“Owning my own Domino’s store means the world to me,” said Harry. I always will wear the Domino’s logo with pride. My first paycheck was from Domino’s and my last paycheck will be from my Domino’s store. My name is Harry, and I am Domino’s Pizza!”

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