Tag: Russian Pizza Market

18 September 2018

Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Dodo Pizza CEO

We’ve just opened for delivery on Prospekt Bolshevikov in Saint Petersburg. For me, it’s a special location. I vividly recall how I used to commute to the subway station at Prospekt Bolshevikov on those chilly “Petersburgish” mornings.  

In December 2010, before opening the very first Dodo Pizza, I worked for a few days in a Papa John’s that was located in that area. I had a dream—to open my own pizza shop and build it around an IT system.

At the beginning of 2011, I went back to Syktyvkar, my home city, with no money and some debt. Finally, in spring, a small pizzeria was opened in a basement. In the beginning, it was operating only for delivery. Now we deliver on Prospekt Bolshevikov. :)

Dine-in at Bolshevikov 2 is opening a bit later. It will be quite homey.

 

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11 September 2018

Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Dodo Pizza CEO

I’m in Norilsk, Russia. Beyond the Arctic Circle. Almost at the edge of the world. Sometimes it feels like you’re in a sci-fi post-apocalyptic movie. Enormous shabby buildings, wide streets, boundless tundra on the horizon. We wade through the squalls of rain, and we end up in a warm, welcoming place offering delicious pizza and decent coffee with smiling people and a playroom for kids. Entrepreneurs do change the world. So many thanks to Eugeniy Papushev, our partner in Norilsk. He assumed the risks and created something that hadn’t been there before. It wasn’t easy. Just imagine it: pizza sauce and flour for the pizzeria are delivered by ships through the Northern Sea Route, and fresh vegetables—by air on planes. I’m thrilled that this pizzeria is showing profits and Dodo Pizza made this stern city a bit brighter, warmer, and more cheerful. It’s the utmost pleasure of our business.

 

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29 November 2017

How much Russians love pizza: Dodo’s study of the Russian pizza market

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Maxim Kotin

Maxim Kotin

Dodo Pizza storyteller

Okay, we’ve been in the pizza business for almost seven years. And recently, we asked ourselves: in general, how popular is pizza in Russia—our home country, where Dodo Pizza is the market leader?

With more than 230 deliveries, we now have the biggest pizza chain in Russia. Today, the Dodo brand is present in the capital, as much as in Russia's regional centers and small towns from Kaliningrad, the country’s western outposts, to the Far East. If anyone has the data to answer this question, it’s us.

So our team crunched some numbers, and it turned out that…

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