16 February 2011 - Moto Hospitality is Domino’s latest franchisee.
Domino’s, the pizza delivery expert, is set to open up to 43 sites on Britain’s motorways as part of a new deal with motorway services operator Moto Hospitality Limited. The first two stores, due to open in the spring, will be on the M4 at Leigh Delamare East in Wiltshire and the M40 at Cherwell Valley in Oxfordshire. Both will open during the early part of 2011. The stores will be franchised, in line with all Domino’s sites in the UK, and will be operated by Moto.
The stores will run a full Domino’s pizza menu, be open until 11pm in line with traditional Domino’s trading hours and allow passengers to order ahead using an iPhone or mobile optimised website, so a delicious, piping-hot pizza will be ready and waiting on their arrival at the services.
Chris Moore, chief executive of Domino’s Pizza said: “This is a fantastic new opportunity for Domino’s. As we progress towards our target of at least 1,200 stores by 2020, we will be looking at all sorts of non-traditional locations. Motorway services have really developed over the last five years and this is a great chance for us to start feeding hungry road users.
“Giving customers the chance to order ahead – or even place their orders before they set off on their journey – brings a whole new dimension to the service station experience. The delicious taste of a freshly-made Domino’s pizza will literally be a few junctions away. All the stores will have a unique phone number like a traditional store too – so if they’ve got a hands free kit, drivers themselves will be able to place orders for collection.”
Tim Moss, chief executive of Moto Hospitality Limited, said: “Domino’s is a great brand to have in our portfolio. Over recent years, we have added a range of high street brands to our service stations and the addition of fresh pizza will undoubtedly be very popular with our customers.”
Notes for editors:
Domino’s Pizza UK & IRL plc is the leading player in the fast-growing pizza delivery market and holds the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991.
As at 26 December 2010, there were 665 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Of these, 527 stores are in England, 47 are in Scotland, 26 are in Wales, 15 are in Northern Ireland, one is on the Isle of Man, 48 are in the Republic of Ireland and one is a mobile unit.
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is one of the world’s leading pizza delivery brands. Through its primarily franchised system, Domino’s Pizza operates a global network of more than 9,000 Domino’s Pizza stores in over 65 countries. Domino’s Pizza has a singular focus – the home delivery of pizza, freshly made to order with high quality ingredients.
Customers in the UK can order online at www.dominos.co.uk and customers in the Republic of Ireland can order online at www.dominos.ie. In addition, iPhone customers can order by downloading the free Domino’s app.
Moto Hospitality Ltd is Britain’s biggest operator of motorway service areas, with 48 sites catering for the needs of over 100 million travellers every year. Moto is owned by Macquarie Bank, a diversified international provider of specialist investment banking and financial services, with more than 8000 people in 23 countries. Macquarie Bank is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, with a market capitalisation of approx £6.2bn. The Macquarie Bank Group's total assets are approximately £43.7bn, with a further £57.8bn in assets under management. Macquarie is a global leader in the acquisition, funding and management of infrastructure and essential service assets, with more than 90 assets globally.
For more information, please contact:
The Domino’s Pizza Press Office
Domino’s Pizza Group Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1908 580732
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