When Domino’s provides opportunity it’s often a chance to begin something, the prospect for more or the potential for advancement and success. Domino’s began humbly and our history of starting small, but dreaming big, remains at the core of our brand. Opportunity for everyone is important. That is why Domino’s and our franchisees provide employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, uniformed service, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law such as height, weight, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
Hard work, ambition and passion for pizza and customer service have always driven our franchisees and team members. The fact that more than 95% of our franchisees started as a delivery driver or in another in-store position might take some people by surprise, but it shouldn’t. Team members come for a job, but stay for the love of the business, the passion for the brand and the opportunity. The saying around here, “pizza sauce in the veins,” is true; it’s how so many team members have moved from driver, to manager, to small business-owning franchisee. Team members might start with an entry-level job, but the ability to move up, earn more with increased responsibilities, or even become business owners themselves, or a corporate leader, is very real. There are examples of this throughout the company worldwide.
From our franchise management school, where experienced store managers and other operators receive training to become small business owners, to our supply chain driver development program, where entry-level employees get company-paid training to become a CDL driver, Domino’s has a full spectrum of educational opportunities and career development programs.
Stories about Domino’s franchisees who started as drivers and other inspiring stories of Domino’s team members from around the world can be found at stories.dominos.com.
DOMINO’S PARTNERS FOUNDATION
Taking care of the community of people inside of Domino’s is vitally important too, which is why our internal Partners Foundation is so important to our efforts to give back as a brand. Formed in 1986 as an independent nonprofit organization, the group’s primary objective is to provide financial assistance to Domino’s franchise and corporate team members in need.
The Partners Foundation is generously funded with donations received primarily through voluntary payroll deduction programs, franchisee contributions and various fundraising activities. In 2020, Partners distributed more than $1.9 million in financial assistance to approximately 1,500 Domino’s franchise and corporate team members. Since Partners began, more than $23 million has been allocated to team members who have been affected by illness, injury, fire, accidents or natural disasters.
For more information on Partners please go here.
INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
Domino's is committed to an inclusive culture which values the contributions of our customers, team members, suppliers, and neighbors. With more than 18,000 stores around the globe, our stores are as diverse as the communities they serve.
In June of 2020, Domino’s committed $1 million to create a Black Franchise Opportunity Fund and Program, which will support current and future Black team members on their journey to entrepreneurship with a goal of increasing the number of Black franchisees in the Domino’s system. To do that Domino’s will lead by example with corporate stores, creating a path for Black corporate team members to franchise. This will consist of franchisee training, a mentorship program and a scholarship that will help with some of the financial responsibilities that come with franchising.
Domino’s is also committed to supporting racial justice issues and has committed to $1 million in donations to meaningful organizations within the Black community over three years. Domino’s plans to amplify the voices of these organizations on social media and connect corporate team members with volunteer and mentorship opportunities as well.