With Domino’s Pizza’s $12.2 billion in global sales edging out the Plano, TX chain’s $12.03 sales, no longer can the company credibly claim that “No One Out Pizzas The Hut.”
“Scale matters. And the fact that we’re now the largest globally and in the U.S. in the pizza industry matters. And clearly, we’re going to press that with our partners,” Domino’s CEO J. Patrick Doyle is reported as having said on a conference call concerning the quarterly report released last week. Doyle, like many in the industry, had just gotten through reading about how the company’s $93.3 million fourth-quarter earnings had propelled their profits for all of 2017 to $277.9 million. According to experts, Domino’s success can be credited to their digital innovation and how well they’ve been doing with online orders. Indeed the Michigan-based corporation depends on a strong internet presence, considering Pizza Hut has more locations, with 16,748 stores across the globe, compared to the 14,856 Domino’s has.