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The Surprising History Of Domino’s Pizza

Today we’re starting another feature here at BBH.  It’s a section called “Origins Of Top Businesses.”  

It will feature interesting facts about the early years of well-known businesses.

These facts are given to you for fun and inspiration.
Fun because how many top businesses started out is really surprising.
Inspiring because it will help you as a business owner see that if they can do it, so can you.

Now for the first story….



















  • In 1960, Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, purchase “DomiNick’s,” a pizza store in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Monaghan borrowed $500 to buy the store.
  • James Monaghan trades his half of the business to Tom for a Volkswagen Beetle.
  • When Tom Monaghan became the sole owner of company he then renamed it “Domino’s Pizza, Inc.”
  • In 1967, the first Domino’s Pizza franchise store opens in Ypsilanti, Mich.
  • About 10 years later the 200th store opened.
  • 5 years later, there were 1,000 stores.
  • In 2010, there were 9,000 store worldwide.


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