Everyone loves a delicious Domino’s pizza and has their preferred or favorite topping.
But you might be surprised by some of the weird and wonderful combinations Domino’s has to offer, so here are 25 digestible facts about Domino’s.
The chain was originally called “DomiNick’s”, after the founder Tom Monaghan and his brother purchased the already existing pizza shop in 1960 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Their first store was opened on December 9, 1960.
In 1965, Monaghan had opened three pizzerias and the name was changed to “Domino’s Pizza”, as the original owner said DomiNick’s wasn’t allowed to be used anymore for the expanding business.
Domino’s has around 17,000 stores across 90 countries, with around 100,000 delivery drivers and a total of more than 350,000 employees.
Across the globe, on average three million pizzas are sold at Domino’s every day.
In 1992 Domino’s offered its first national non-pizza item; breadsticks.
In March 2009 a glitch in code meant that around 11,000 pizzas were given out for free to customers in Ohio and Kentucky.
In 2013 the first vegan domino’s pizza was created in Israel using soy-based cheese for the gooey topping.
In 2018 Domino’s had sold more pizzas and products than any other pizza seller in the world.
Every country has a different favorite topping, squid is the most popular topping in Japan, and France’s favorite is fresh cream.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Domino’s trialed their first delivery service by canoe along the canal in Loose, England. The trial ran for 2 weeks.
France’s four cheese pizza consists of Emmental, goat’s cheese, blue cheese, and mozzarella, whilst in Spain, a five cheese pizza is offered with mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, parmesan, and blue cheese.
In Korea, Domino’s offers a “potato pizza”, which is a pizza with potatoes, mushrooms, bacon, corn, and onions and it is a top seller.
In 1985, when the first store was opened in Japan, the Japanese language didn’t have a word for pepperoni, so Domino’s had to create one.
Pepperoni pizza is the most ordered topping in the US.
The highest Domino’s pizza delivery service in Latin America is in Quito, Ecuador located 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) above sea level.
When Domino’s first opened in Aruba they used motorcycles to deliver pizzas, but they were soon forced to move to small trucks due to the strong winds on the island.
In Mexico, the “Ranchera Pizza” uses frijoles (beans) instead of a tomato sauce.
The menu in Malaysia has both the “Meatasaurus” and the “Chickensaurus”, which are generously topped with extra meat.
Have you tried noodles on a pizza? Domino’s in Taiwan, have a pizza where noodles are freshly cooked, placed on top of the pizza base, and then toppings are added on top. It is called the Okonomiyaki Pizza.
Domino’s goes sweet with its Oreo pizza! Only sold in the US, this sugary delight consists of a thin crust with vanilla icing and cookie crumbles.
The Boloroni pizza was created by Domino’s in India and consists of macaroni cheese and vegetarian bolognaise on top of a pizza crust and smothered in toppings!
On Super Bowl Sundays, around 40% more pizzas are sold than a normal Sunday.
Werner Lomker is the “World’s Fastest Pizza Maker”, with a record of making three large Domino’s pizzas in 57 seconds.
In August 2012 Domino’s pizza changed its name to “Domino’s” and created a new logo that removed the blue rectangle and text.
After these delicious Domino’s facts, I am sure you are desperate to get your hands on one of their gooey cheesy pizzas.
Next time you order, why not try something new or create your own unique topping masterpiece.