For the ninth time Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ – News) is ranked in the Top 10 of Entrepreneur magazine’s annual listing of great franchise opportunities.

Domino’s continues to create unique ways to encourage and support people interested in business ownership. In 2006, Domino’s introduced its Delivering the Dream program designed to help turn current minority Domino’s team members into independent business owners by offering financial support to build new stores.

In addition to Delivering the Dream, Domino’s U.S. Veterans Franchise Program, launched this year, was created to honor the courage and dedication of the men and women of the U.S. military and provide significantly discounted business ownership opportunities to deserving veterans.

“Domino’s Pizza has always been about delivering more than great pizza,” says Jim Stansik, Domino’s executive vice president for franchise development. “Since the beginning, we’ve also been about delivering the American Dream of business ownership to thousands of hard working, dedicated entrepreneurs.

“In the U.S. alone, Domino’s Pizza boasts more than 1,250 independent franchisees,” Stansik says. “The typical Domino’s franchisee owns three stores, but more than half of them own and operate single units, primarily in the communities in which they live. While we are a well-known global brand, we provide tremendous local ownership opportunities. We see opportunity everywhere we look, from small towns to thriving urban centers. We’re constantly on the look-out for diverse men and women with the entrepreneurial spirit that embodies Domino’s Pizza.”

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