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Quick and adventurous: How we’re creating a pizza brand for China

17 March 2020

Quick and adventurous: How we’re creating a pizza brand for China

Dodo Pizza in Hangzhou has been closed for almost one month due to the quarantine measures in China. On February 23rd we reopened for delivery and so-called non-contact takeaway. The team has been using this time to focus on strategic rather than operational tasks.We’ve been conceptualizing our menu, digging deep into analytics and financials, thinking through our promotional campaign for launching our second store and so on.

Growing Dodo Pizza in China is not only about establishing an efficient business model and finding the right product/market fit, it’s also about building a brand and forging a strong...

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How technology is changing the fast food industry

04 March 2020

How technology is changing the fast food industry

...humongous? This is the word we probably need here. The impact of new technology on the fast food and restaurant industries has been hu-mon-gous! The internet and mobile phones have completely reshaped how we order, make and consume food.Instead of thumbing paper menus in restaurants, customers use their phones to order for delivery. Instead of soliciting advice from their friends, people study reviews left by total strangers online.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all these changes. Software is eating the world, so what’s going to be left of the restaurant and fast...

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Dodo in 2019: 141 new units, $314m in system sales, 46% growth

21 January 2020

Dodo in 2019: 141 new units, $314m in system sales, 46% growth

In 2019, Dodo Pizza launched 141 new pizzerias and closed 5, capping off the year with 576 units in 13 countries. Outlets outside of Russia generated 11.4% of total revenue, up from 9.5% a year before. Our annual system sales exceeded 20.2 billion rubles—around $314m. In US dollars, that’s a 46% year-over-year growth in sales. Building at such a pace, Dodo remains one of the fastest-growing QSR brands in the world.

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Dodo Pizza: media coverage

17 December 2019

Dodo Pizza: media coverage

Thanks to our policy of radical transparency, we at Dodo Pizza share a lot of stories and data on this blog and on social. But sometimes it's nice to have a different perspective and see everything through the eyes of an impartial observer. So, in this post we collect links to the latest media publications about Dodo from all over the world.Russia’s pizza king wants to use the cloud to take over the world

Once you crack the profit code for delivering hot pizzas in the Arctic, where blocks of cheese arrive...

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Doner kebab and coffee. New Dodo businesses of 2020

02 December 2019

Doner kebab and coffee. New Dodo businesses of 2020

Next year, we will launch two new concepts—coffee shops and doner kebab houses. Pilot projects will be up and running in early 2020 in Moscow. By the end of the year, we will probably be ready to begin testing these new concepts together with our first franchisees.

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