LAS VEGAS — Domino's Pizza Inc. has named Dennis Tran, a Domino's Team Washington regional director from Silver Spring, Md., the 2007 World's Fastest Pizza Maker.
Tran made three large pizzas in 49.1 seconds. He won $5,000 in prize money and a trophy, which was presented by Domino's Chairman and chief executive officer David A. Brandon.
Tran has been a Washington-area regional director for two years and has been a Domino's team member for 17 years. A returning champion, Tran won the 2006 World's Fastest Pizza Maker title with a time of 55 seconds. His new time of 49.1 seconds sets a new world record for Domino's Pizza.
Runners up included Dennis Ryan from Glendora, Calif., who took second place with a time of 56 seconds and Emanuel Dicks from North Old Town, Va., who took third place with a time of 57.1 seconds.
The "World's Fastest Pizza Maker" competition was held at Domino's Worldwide Rally, the company's bi-annual event attended by Domino's team members and franchisees.
The finalists represented Domino's Pizza stores from as far away as India. They had to hand-stretch fresh dough, pizza sauce and top three large pizzas - one pepperoni, one mushroom and one cheese - as quickly as possible.