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"This is a great day for both Brooklyn and Domino's,'' said Dave Brandon, chairman and CEO, Domino's Pizza. "We are excited to be opening our 7,000th store in Brooklyn and proud to contribute to the rejuvenation of Fulton Street. This growth is a testament to the passion and commitment of our more than 120,000 associates around the globe— from the U.S. to Mexico, from Japan to India. Each day, our Domino's team members bring us closer to our goal of being the best pizza delivery service in the world.''
A ribbon-cutting celebration will mark the historic opening of Domino's 7,000th store today at 1479 Fulton Street. Dave Brandon will present Asi Sheikh, corporate operations director of the 7,000th store, with a plaque naming the store as a historic site. This is a particularly monumental occasion for Mr. Sheikh, who joined Domino's as a driver in 1984 and 17 years later, is managing 40 Domino's stores throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Mr. Sheikh embodies the spirit of opportunity at Domino's. "Opening Domino's 7,000th store is a personal milestone as well as one for the company,'' said Mr. Sheikh. "Cutting this ribbon at our grand opening makes me realize just how far we've come.''
Domino's commitment to Brooklyn extends beyond delivering the best pizzas. During the grand opening ceremony, Domino's will show its commitment to the Brooklyn community and the people it serves by presenting a $7,000 donation to the Brooklyn chapter of The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. A portion of the donation will be awarded to the organization's local candidate for Youth of the Year, Joselyn Brito, as a college scholarship.
Deborah Weeks, Commissioner, New York City Department of Business Services, who will deliver a special message from the Mayor; Peter Serafino, vice president, Empire State Development Corporation; members of the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors; and Domino's leadership team, and team members will join the celebration.
The 7,000th store festivities will include a super-speedy pizza making demonstration from one of the all-time best in the world—Chris Witting, 1998 World's Fastest Pizza Making Champ, who is competing in the Tournament of Champs in May.