Edison, NJ - Domino's Pizza held the grand opening of its New Jersey Supply Chain Center in Edison. The facility is over 180,000 square feet and can store over 40,000 trays of dough balls. According to the company, the center will employ 150 people in the area. It is the largest Domino’s supply chain center in the United States.
Domino's Pizza CEO Richard Allison attended the ribbon cutting. Also on hand for the opening were Edison’s Special Assistant to the Mayor, Mahesh Bhagia, along with Council President Ajay Patil, and Council members Joseph A. Coyle, Leonard D. Sendelsky, and Samip Joshi. “We are extremely excited to welcome Domino’s to Edison. The opening of this supply chain center will help create local jobs and further strengthen Edison’s economy” said Mr. Bhagia.
The new centers are a bid by Domino’s to increase its capacity amid a 50% increase in volumes over the last five years. In July, the company announced that it hopes to open 2,350 more stores within the next ten years. "As we look forward, we see an opportunity to take share broadly across the industry," Mr. Allison said during a conference call discussing second quarter earnings held in July.
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, with a significant business in both delivery and carryout pizza. Domino's had global retail sales of over $12.2 billion in 2017, with more than $5.9 billion in the U.S. and more than $6.3 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of independent franchise owners who accounted for over 97% of Domino's stores as of the second quarter of 2018.