4 Interesting Facts About Domino's Pizza

Along with Pizza Hut and Papa John’s, Domino’s Pizza is one of the most popular pizza delivery chains in the world. It delivers approximately 400 million pizzas a year, and currently has over 9,000 stores located all around the world, from the USA to India to all over Europe.

Here are some interesting facts about Domino’s Pizza.

The Three Dots on the Logo Actually Mean Something

When you look at the Domino’s Pizza logo, you’ll notice that the titular domino contains three dots, two in the bottom square and one in the top. This isn’t just a random number of dots chosen for aesthetic value. They actually represent the first three Domino’s restaurants in existence. Originally, the plan was to add a new dot for every store that opens, but the creators, apparently not realizing that they were onto something pretty big when they came up with the idea, abandoned it pretty quickly.

Imagine how ridiculous the logo would look with 9,000+ dots.

Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drivers Drive A Lot of Miles

Delivery drivers tend to rack up a lot of miles on their car, especially if they work for a store that has a large delivery area. Given the thousands of Domino’s stores in the United States, you would expect the number of combined miles driven to be pretty high, but did you ever expect it to be in the millions? 10 million precise. Each week. Yes, when you combine the total distance traveled by Domino’s delivery drivers in their cars each week, you get an estimated 10 million miles. That’s the equivalent of 41 trips to the moon.

That’s a lot of driving!


The Busiest Day of the Year is Probably What You’d Expect

Here’s a hint for aspiring delivery drivers: Always work holidays. Sure, you might miss out on some fun and shenanigans, but holidays and special events offer the greatest bang for your buck. Of course, one day stands out from the rest, and it’s the most sacred holiday known to men around the world: Super Bowl Sunday. Yes, on Super Bowl Sunday, Domino’s delivery drivers are delivering an estimated 1.3 million pizzas while everyone watches the big game. This may sound pretty horrible, especially if your team is playing, but remember, drunk sports fans tend to tip. A lot.

Makes sense, considering Domino’s is the world leader in pizza delivery.

Domino's Is the Only Pizza Place to Track Your Order

One of the hassles that comes with ordering a pizza is centered entirely on when it's going to arrive and, depending on how you live your life, when you should probably put on pants. Domino's has thankfully solved this problem with their Pizza Tracker, a real-time updater on the status of your pizza. It shows you when the order is being prepared, cooked, boxed and quality checked, and then finally, out for delivery. It's incredibly convenient, customizable, and ideal for those who simply don't have time to wait. 

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Posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM