Domino’s® Celebrates 18,000th Store in the World by Donating $18,000 to Local Nonprofit

Published: July 27, 2021
Domino’s store in St. Augustine
From left to right: Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison and La Junta Domino’s Franchisee Brian Bailey present a check donation for $18,000 to La Junta Associated Charities Board President MJ Romano and La Junta Associated Charities Office Administrator Janet Clark on July 15, 2021.

To say Domino’s is continuing its global growth momentum is an understatement. On July 15, 2021, Domino’s celebrated the grand opening of the brand’s 18,000th store in the world in La Junta, Colorado.

“It was a remarkable milestone for Domino’s, and I was thrilled it happened at our La Junta location,” said Ritch Allison, Domino’s CEO. “We’ve grown our total global store count by more than 5,100 stores in the past five years, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic to commemorate the brand’s 18,000th store in the world in Colorado.”

The commemorative 18,000th store hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Allison; Frank Garrido, Domino’s executive vice president of U.S. operations and support; La Junta Domino’s franchise owner Brian Bailey; and other key company executives. Bailey also presented a $18,000 donation to La Junta Associated Charities, in honor of the 18,000th store.

“I was honored to have the La Junta store be a part of this milestone celebration and I’m thrilled that we were able to give back to an organization that does such tremendous work in the local community,” said Bailey. “La Junta Associated Charities provide food and emergency relief to those in need and I’m grateful our Domino’s team could help support their mission.”

La Junta Associated Charities is a nonprofit organization that assists low-income individuals and families who find themselves in desperate situations. The organization was established in 1980 and is funded through donations, grants and government programs.

“It was a wonderful celebration,” said Bailey. “Mayor Lynn Horner put on an apron and learned how to make a Domino’s pizza. Residents of the community came out to tour the store. There were several board members and team members from La Junta Associated Charities on site and so appreciative of the donation. Our CEO and executives were here to commemorate such a tremendous milestone for the brand and our store team members were making pizzas, smiling and so happy to be serving everyone. What an incredible day and what an honor to be part of such an amazing brand.”

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