- Domino’s Pizza is one of the most popular delivery pizza chains in Japan
- It was the first to start a pizza delivery service in Japan
- Your pizza will arrive within 30 minutes
- There are 36 different kinds of pizzas and so many side menu items
- You might get paid better if you have a motorcycle license
What is Domino’s Pizza?
Domino’s Pizza Japan, Inc. is a Japanese delivery pizza chain company that runs 461 stores throughout the country as of September, 2016. Domino’s Pizza Japan, Inc. is a Japanese franchise of Domino’s Pizza Inc., an american company that runs over 12,000 stores around the world.
According to the Domino’s Pizza website, when the first store opened on September 30th, 1985, the average amount of cheese consumption by Japanese people was only one twentieth of the amount of cheese eaten by Western people. Also, Domino’s Pizza’s delivery service was thought to fail because there was already a delivery system in Japan. For these reasons, many people thought that Domino’s Pizza would not succeed in Japan. However, with its variety of tasty pizza options and fast delivery, Domino’s Pizza is one of the most successful delivery pizza companies in Japan.
Delivery within 30 minutes
When it comes to delivery, the motto of Domino’s Pizza is to deliver a wonderful pizza within 30 minutes after it has been ordered. But why is it so fast? Is the pizza all frozen and baked once they get orders? No! Each pizza is made from scratch except for the dough. When a pizza is ordered, dough is quickly rolled out and decorated with fresh toppings. Right after it is baked, the fresh, hot pizza is delivered swiftly by a motorcycle.
Speaking of motorcycle, this delivery style using a motorcycle was invented in Japan. Because of the road conditions, Domino’s Pizza decided to use motorcycles for delivery, instead of cars. This brilliant idea makes it possible to deliver pizza within half an hour. By the way, if you have a motorcycle license, you have a higher chance to get paid a little bit more than a pizza making position. Usually deliverers get paid higher hourly wages as far as I know.
What can you order?
Currently, there are 36 different kinds of pizzas and 54 side items including sandwiches and drinks. All the pizzas are available in either a medium or large size. For most pizzas, you can order your favorite crust from any of the six options:
- Hand-Toss: Regular crusts. Round cut.
- Pan Pizza: A soft crust baked in a pan. Round cut.
- Ultra Crispy: A thin, crispy crust. Square cut.
- Cheese ‘n’ Roll: There is cheese inside the hand-tossed crust. Round cut. An additional charge is applied (¥324 for medium, ¥540 for large).
- Mille-Feuille: There is cheese in between two ultra crispy crusts. Round cut. An additional charge is applied (¥324 for medium, ¥540 for large).
- Triple Mille-Feuille: There is cheese in between three ultra crispy crusts. Round cut. An additional charge is applied (¥540 for medium, ¥756 for large).
There are also a few crusts available for certain kinds of pizza. Moreover, you can add and remove toppings to make your own pizza.
Do you want something in addition to pizza? You can order sandwiches, fried chicken, fried potatoes, pasta, soup, salad, ice cream, and even pie. Juice and tea is available too. There are special menu items offered as well. You can check what is available on the Domino’s Pizza menu page.
Be careful, it’s freshly hot
Since newly baked pizza is delivered within half an hour, the pizza is very hot. The cheese is melting and the sausage is juicy. The smell of the pizza will make you go crazy! Enjoy the fresh, hot, delicious heavenly food before it gets cold!
September 30th, 1985: The first Domino’s Pizza in Japan started in Ebisu, Tokyo. It was also the first delivery pizza store in Japan. At that time, the store was run by a Japanese company that had a license contract with Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
1988: The first store in the Kansai region opened.
1995: The first store in the Chukyo region opened.
1997: The first store in the Kyushu region opened.
2004: Their online ordering service began.
2011: The company name was changed to Domino’s Pizza Japan, Inc. Also, the 200th store opened.
2013: The 250th chain opened in Odawara, Kanagawa.