2. The Three Dots Represent Than Just a Domino Piece
Yes, that’s a domino piece in the pizza chain’s logo, but there’s more to that story than meets the eye. Those three dots actually represent the original three stores that were open in 1965.
Then-owner Tom Monaghan originally planned to add a new dot for each new store. Thankfully, he didn’t. With more than 18,000 locations worldwide, that’d be a lot of dots — and one huge logo!
FUN FACT: The first Domino’s Pizza franchise store opened in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1967.
1. They Tested Delivery by Drone
Yes, you read that correctly. Domino’s has delivered pizzas by drone. You may be wondering why you were never aware of this. Well, that’s because it was only done in New Zealand. In 2016, Domino’s teamed up with startup Flirtey to design the world’s first-ever pizza delivery drone.
It was made of carbon fiber, aluminum and 3D printed components, designed to complete deliveries across a variety of weather conditions and flight paths in suburban environments, and featured low-battery return-to-safe-location programming and auto-return-home commands in case of low GPS signal or communication loss.