Domino's grows pizza chain with 19 new outlets

Pizza delivery chain Domino's has opened 19 shops in the first half of 2004, bringing its nationwide chain to 337, up from 290 shops a year ago.

The most recent acquisitions include 23 Marina Drive, Ellesmere Port; 235-241 Cheriton Road, Folkestone; 175 Stourbridge Road, Halesowen; Unit 8a Inches Retail Park, Inverness; 115a Friern Barnet Road, Southgate, London N11; and 341 Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel, Manchester.

The news came as chief executive Stephen Hemsley announced pre-tax profits up 41.5 per cent for the period to£4.10 million, with like-for-like sales up 4.9 per cent.