Domino's Pizza, Inc. is an international pizza delivery corporation headquartered in Ann Arbour, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1960, Domino's is the second-largest pizza chain in the United States (after Pizza Hut) and has more than 9,700 corporate and franchised stores in 70 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Domino's Pizza was sold to in 1998 and went public in 2004. The menu features both vegetarian and meat pizzas, chicken wings and boneless chicken, sandwiches, pasta, stuffed cheesy breads and a variety of dessert items, including cinnamon sticks and chocolate lava cakes and a variety of soft drinks, including Coca Cola, Fanta, and Sprite. In 1960, Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, purchased DomiNick's, a small pizza store in Ypsilanti, Michigan, near Eastern Michigan University. The deal was secured by a US$75 down payment and the brothers borrowed $900 to pay for the store. Eight months later, James traded his half of the business to Tom for a used Volkswagen Beetle. As sole owner of the company, Monaghan renamed the business Domino's Pizza, Inc. in 1965. In 1967, the first Domino's Pizza franchise store opened in Ypsilanti. The company logo was originally planned to add a new dot with the addition of every new store, but this idea quickly faded as Domino's experienced rapid growth. The three dots represent the stores that were open at the time (1969). By 1978, the franchise opened its 200th store. In 1975, Domino's faced a lawsuit by Amstar Corporation, maker of Domino Sugar, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition. On May 2, 1980, a federal appeals court found in favour of Domino's Pizza. On May 12, 1983, Domino's opened its first international store, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. That same year, Domino's opened its 1,000th store overall. In 1985, they opened their first store in the United Kingdom in Luton and by 1995 Domino's had 1,000 international locations. In 1997, Domino's opened its 1,500th...
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