Domino's Pizza has opened its first store in Macedonia, in the capital city of Skopje. The grand opening event included U.S. Ambassador Paul Wolhers and other local dignitaries.
Master Franchisee Paul Tsouloufris worked with three partners – Nebojsa Stameski, Boban Angelovski and Sasha Georgievski – to get the business operating. A second store in the new Skopje City Mall is also nearing completion.
"I am proud of the team that got this store up and running and we're pleased to be the first store to open with the new Domino's logo as well," Tsouloufris said. "We are looking forward to providing this community with hot, fresh pizza to their doorstep as we work to become the leading pizza delivery restaurant in Macedonia."
Domino's Pizza now operates in more than 70 markets worldwide, with nearly half of its global retail sales coming from international stores, generating roughly a third of its operating income.
In August, the brand made its debut in Nigeria. The company also announced its entrance into the Germany market this year. Last month, Domino's marked its 10,000th store milestone with an opening in Turkey.
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