Domino's Pizza opened its 10,000th store on September 27, 2012. Like most American fast-food giants reaching a milestone in store openings, the one that put them over the top was not in the U.S. It was in Istanbul, Turkey, home to over 13 million people and, as a multicultural Mediterranean city that has been influenced by Italy, open to the idea of Italian and Italian-style food such as pizza.
The milestone store is one of over 250 that Domino's has opened in Turkey. Having expanded to many other nations, with particular success in Mexico, Britain, India and Australia, Domino's gets about $7 billion, roughly half its total sales from outside the U.S.
Domino's domino logo has three dots, for the three stores that founder Tom Monaghan had when he designed it. By the time he sold the company in 1998, it already had over 1,500 locations outside the U.S. Read more about the man who founded this iconic company: http://franchises.about.com/od/mostpopularfranchises/a/Tom-Monaghan-Biography.htm