Pali Grewal, a Domino's Pizza franchise owner from the United Kingdom, won the chain's "World's Fastest Pizza Maker" title during a competition held Thursday.
Grewal made three large pizzas in 43.9 seconds. He won $3,000, a trophy and the title of "Fastest Pizza Maker," presented by president/CEO Patrick Doyle.
"I am elated to have retained the World's Fastest Pizza Maker Competition," Grewal said. "The more you put into the competition, the more you get out. I like to train hard and fight easy, and having won it for the first time in 2010, I had no intention of letting the title go."
The finalists represented Domino's Pizza stores from around the world. They had to hand-stretch fresh dough, sauce and top three large pizzas – one pepperoni, one mushroom and one cheese – as quickly as possible.
Speed and quality were judged. Pizzas had to fit Domino's standard practices, including stretching of the dough, application of the sauce and portioning of the toppings.
Grewal has been with Domino's for more than 20 years. He has been making pizzas for Domino's since he was 13 years old.
Domino's began the "World's Fastest Pizza Maker" competition in 1982.
The "World's Fastest Pizza Maker" competition was held at Domino's Worldwide Rally in Las Vegas.
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