Dodo Pizza in January: 115% year-over-year growth

Dodo Pizza’s new monthly report is here. Compared to December, January is a bit slower. Still, we saw pretty strong results. Here are a few highlights from the doc:

  • 16 pizza shops were opened in January; we ended the month at 297 pizzerias, with 63 more in the construction or design stages.
  • A new monthly sales record was set: $14.71 mln.
  • In Russia, the chain showed 115% year-over-year growth.

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21.02.2018

Time to grow up: Dodo Pizza’s goals for 2018

We’ve just opened our 300th pizza shop. Ta-da! To be honest, none of us can fully process this number. But we should—if we mean to stay in business.

Fast growth cannot be sustainable if you don’t evolve at an even faster pace and adapt to new challenges that present themselves when you get to the next level.

Our team has reached a landmark, and we have a feeling that the company now needs to revamp its strategy and rethink its principles.

Here is a recap of what we’re going to do differently in 2018.

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14.02.2018

Why people fail: 5 habits of highly ineffective entrepreneurs (and the rest of us)

These five habits I list off below distinguish people who fail. I’ve discovered these traits after watching dozens of our partners. 

We at Dodo Pizza provide all our franchisees with an equal amount of support. They all undergo the same training. Everyone gets identical instruments for their business (management system, marketing guidelines, IT solutions). 

Not everybody gets identical results. 

You might think of a franchising business as a social experiment that can help you determine which strategies to avoid if you want to succeed. 

Because those who don’t have a lot in common.

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25.01.2018

2017 results for Dodo: 280 pizza shops (+126), $109 mln in sales (116% growth)

It’s time to sum up the results of 2017 for Dodo Pizza. The main point: we haven’t made it.

In the beginning of 2017, we publicly set an ambitious goal: end the year with 400 pizza shops in the chain. This number looked insane and fantastic, but we did the math and came up with a solid plan that made it look doable.

We have always been setting challenging goals to hit in order to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and come up with unconventional solutions. We’ve worked hard. We’ve done probably everything we could. But we didn’t succeed.

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05.01.2018