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16 new Dodo Pizza shops were opened in September—that’s the year’s record for monthly growth. See Misha Chernyshev, our marketing director, talk about this awesome achievement and more of last month’s key developments with the company—or simply study our monthly financial report by yourself.
Big news! Now you can study the monthly sales of any Dodo Pizza shop right on our website. Other companies deem such numbers confidential—we at Dodo make them public.
Go to the home page, scroll down to the last part of the page, pick a country, city, and pizzeria—and see its sales graph in the local currency or in US dollars.
The website gets its data via APIs straight from Dodo IS, our internal IT system. Dodo IS processes every order we get, so the numbers will remain accurate and can (and will) be automatically updated on the first day of a new month.
If you give it a try, you may learn that, for example, in September, Tallinn-1 in Estonia saw €97,000 in sales, while Brașov-1 in Romania gained $107,000 and Syktyvkar-1 in Russia, our chain’s first unit, netted $109,000.
This is a beta; we’ll continue to work on improving the performance of the service. And more graphs are to come—the next one will probably be the top 100 pizza shops in the chain in terms of sales.
If you wonder why we make these precious data public and easily accessible, check out a post where we describe Dodo Pizza’s commitment to radical transparency.
Nigeria. You leave the British Airways plane and simply enter a different world. I’ve seen rough places, but compared to this country, they were just Disneylands. It doesn’t even look like Russia in the 90s. It’s a real stern Africa. I realized that this wasn’t a game when two cars arrived to pick us up at the airport—a black Land Cruiser and an off-road vehicle with a flasher. It was full of guys in uniform with assault rifles. They escorted us up to our hotel encircled by a huge metal fence in the city’s richest district. We were driving through this city, strangely dark, but filled with cars and people jumping in front of the vehicles stuck in traffic jams to offer some snacks. From the highway, we saw a glowing and enormous Domino’s sign. For now, they are alone here, but the first Pizza Hut is opening soon… It’s a country of big risks and opportunities.
Departing for Nigeria. Nigeria is a country with the highest GDP in Africa. Oil, 190 million citizens, 13 million of them in Lagos, which is considered one of the world’s most dangerous cities. You better steer clear of certain districts there. At the same time, Nigeria is a market for the future. It will see growth for sure. Domino’s Pizza is already building its business there. Their unit in Abuja, the country’s capital, is among the most profitable pizzerias in the whole global chain. There are no other international pizza brands in the country—yet. We’re going to Lagos at the invitation of prospective partners who are building a food retail business in the country and are interested in Dodo. We want to get to know each other better, study the market and experience it firsthand, and make a decision on our partnership in bringing the Dodo Pizza brand to Nigeria.
Dodo Pizza is coming soon to the welcoming and beautiful Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. For our first pizzeria, we secured an awesome location close both to the old city center and Metelkova, the famous underground district.
This Sunday, September 23, we’re carrying out the biggest event in our history—National Pizza Day. At most of our stores in more than 150 cities in Russia, we’ll be selling pizzas for just 100 rubles a pie (about $1.50).
On this day, most of our partners, managers, marketers, analysts, and other typical office inhabitants will be helping our teams in the pizza shops—taking orders or making and delivering pizzas. I’ll be lending a hand in our first corporate pizzeria in downtown Moscow from 11am to 2pm. Stop by at Novoslobodkaya 46 and I’ll personally make a pizza for you!
September 18, 2018 will be remembered as a historic day for our big team. Dodo Pizza launched its first unit in Minsk, Belarus 🇧🇾. Congratulations to our partner Vadim Tkachuk and the entire Belarus team! Thank you for your trust. We’ll do everything possible to win favor with our customers in Belarus. Awesome pizza, openness, and rock-n-roll 🤟 Now Dodo Pizza unites 11 countries and 377 pizza shops.
Wow! Dodo Pizza Brighton has made it to the “50 Awesome Pizza Places in the UK” list. Our pizza there is super delish indeed.
“Don’t worry, Dodo Pizza doesn’t try and imagine a world without pizza. Quite the opposite, they have a pizza for every taste and occasion. What’s most impressive is the live kitchen webcam that runs 24-hours a day, so you can watch them make you pizza in real time along with live updates. Welcome to the future! Their best slice? The Meats – Bacon, red onion, pepperoni, marinara sauce, mozzarella and chicken.”
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