Domino's Pizza, a globally leading pizza company based on retail sales, has received over 7,000 orders in the first week of operations in Bangladesh, breaking a global record of the brand across its network in 85 countries.
The company's operations in Austria made the previous record of over 4,000 orders in the first seven days of starting business, Domino's said in a statement yesterday.
Domino's Pizza opened its first store in Dhaka's Dhanmondi through a joint venture between the master franchisee Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (JFL) and the local operator Golden Harvest QSR Ltd.
JFL is one of India's largest food service company and the local operator is a part of the leading Bangladeshi business group Golden Harvest.
“The Jubilant management team together with their local operator Golden Harvest brings extensive operational experience, and we're fortunate to have them bring this experience to Bangladesh,” said Joe Jordan, executive vice president of Domino's International.
“We are delighted to share that Domino's Pizza Dhaka has witnessed the highest pizza orders ever to be registered by any new store globally in its first week,” said Pratik Pota, CEO and whole time director at Jubilant FoodWorks.
“This achievement is a reflection of the acceptance of our pizzas, both international bestsellers as well as the ones specially developed for the Bangladesh market, and our attractive value for money pricing.”
Pota said his company is looking forward to growing its presence in Bangladesh. “This is an amazing feat that Domino's Pizza has achieved in Bangladesh,” said Rajeeb Samdani, managing director of Golden Harvest.
“This record reflects the love of the Bangladesh pizza lovers towards Domino's. We are humbled to have been an integral part of it.”
Samdani said they aim to be number one in Bangladesh's pizza market.
More than half of Domino's global retail sales come from international stores, according to the statement.
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza has over 15,900 stores in over 85 markets. It had global retail sales of over $13.5 billion in 2018, with nearly $6.6 billion in the US and more than $6.9 billion internationally.