| Domino's Pizza is a pizza company. Co. and its subsidiaries are engaged in the following business activities: retail sales of food through Co.-owned Domino's Pizza stores; sales of food, equipment and supplies to Co.-owned and franchised Domino's Pizza stores through Co.-owned supply chain centers; receipt of royalties, advertising contributions and fees from U.S. Domino's Pizza franchisees; and receipt of royalties and fees from international Domino's Pizza franchisees. Co.'s menu features pizza products with varying sizes and crust types. Co.'s store also provides oven-baked sandwiches, pasta, boneless chicken and chicken wings, bread and dips side items, desserts and soft drink products. |
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