ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 30, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, has crowned Corey McKanna with the prestigious title of U.S. Manager of the Year. McKanna was awarded at a recent Domino's Pizza awards ceremony.
McKanna began as a customer service representative when he was 16 years-old at Lewisville Domino's Pizza and worked his way towards becoming a manager.
"I worked hard and excelled as a customer service representative at Domino's," said Corey. "I remained dedicated and gave it my all with a manager role in mind. I knew this type of position would provide me with the foundation to achieve some of my life goals, such as providing some type of service or charity to my community while still doing something I enjoy – and it has."
The U.S. Manager of the Year award recognizes exceptional store managers who live the company's mission and guiding principles. McKanna was selected from nearly 5,000 store managers across the United States. McKanna works for Domino's Pizza franchise owner Robert Gavitt at the Lewisville, Texas Domino's Pizza store.
"My goal is to become a franchise owner in the next two years," said Corey. Along those same lines, it is my personal goal to raise $1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Whether it is through stores I own, stores I manage or personal donations, I am dedicated to making this happen."
"Corey is an unbelievable store operator who has proven time and again an outstanding commitment to making his customers happy," said Scott Hinshaw, Domino's Pizza executive vice president of franchise operations. "We are fortunate to have such a positive leader who places so much value in his customers and team members. This is a great testimony to Corey, his team and work ethic and I can't congratulate him enough."
"Being recognized as the U.S. Manager of the Year is such an honor for me and my team members," said McKanna. "We work hard to provide great service to our customers and are looking forward to dedicating ourselves to running the best stores possible. I'm here to do whatever it takes to make the corporation, my employees, the franchise and myself successful. I will continue to do it the best I can this year and every year after that."
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 10,400 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $7.4 billion in 2012, comprised of over $3.5 billion in the U.S. and nearly $3.9 billion internationally. In the second quarter of 2013, Domino's had global retail sales of over $1.8 billion, comprised of $868 million in the U.S. and $961 million internationally. Its system is largely made up of franchise owner-operators who accounted for over 96% of the Domino's Pizza stores as of the second quarter of 2013. The Domino's brand generates over $2 billion in global digital sales per year. Its emphasis on new technology has helped drive the introduction of Domino's ordering apps for Kindle Fire, Android™, iPhone® and Windows Phone 8 – which now cover nearly 95% of the U.S. smartphone market. Continuing its focus on menu enhancement, Domino's established itself as a player in the pan pizza market with the launch of its Handmade Pan Pizza, featuring fresh, never-frozen dough, in October 2012.
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