ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 19 Domino's Pizza(NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is gearing up toraise dough for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during itsfourth annual Thanks and Giving campaign. Domino's Pizza stores across thecountry are asking customers to donate a dollar or two to their order tobenefit the kids of St. Jude. Donations can be made when ordering over thephone or when ordering online at www.dominos.com. The campaign begins todayand runs through December 31, 2007.
This year for the Thanks and Giving campaign, Domino's Pizza will joinother retail and corporate sponsors and a list of celebrities, including:Jennifer Aniston, Antonio Banderas, Bernie Mac, Ray Romano, Robin Williams andReggie Bush in an effort to ask shoppers to "Give thanks for the healthy kidsin your life, and give to those who are not."
Domino's goal is to raise between $3 million and $5 million for St. Jude.Among the thousands of life-saving procedures the Thanks and Giving campaignhelps support at St. Jude, generous contributions from consumers can fund thefollowing essential aspects of treatment for patients and their families:
"St. Jude delivers breakthrough discoveries that lead to life-saving curesfor children and their families around the world," said David A. Brandon,Domino's Pizza Chairman and CEO. "Adding a dollar or two to your order is aneasy way to support St. Jude and help children with cancer and other diseaseshave the best chance at life. I hope that each and every customer will helpthe kids of St. Jude by adding just a little more to their pizza orders."
St. Jude is the nation's leading research and treatment center forchildren with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Every researchbreakthrough at St. Jude is freely shared with the scientific communityworldwide, impacting the lives of children in communities across the countryand around the world.
About Domino's Pizza(R)
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizzadelivery. Domino's is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "DPZ." Through itsprimarily franchised system, Domino's operates a network of 8,510 franchisedand Company-owned stores in the United States and more than 55 countries. TheDomino's Pizza(R) brand, named a Megabrand by Advertising Age magazine, hadglobal retail sales of nearly $5.1 billion in 2006, comprised of $3.2 billiondomestically and nearly $1.9 billion internationally. During the third quarterof 2007, the Domino's Pizza(R) brand had global retail sales of more than $1.2billion, comprised of approximately $754.7 million domestically andapproximately $510.7 million internationally. Domino's Pizza was named "Chainof the Year" by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the pizzaindustry and is the "Official Pizza of NASCAR(R)." Customers can place ordersonline in English and Spanish by visiting www.dominos.com or from aweb-enabled cell phone by visiting mobile.dominos.com. More information on theCompany, in English and Spanish, can be found on the web at www.dominos.com.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized forits pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and othercatastrophic diseases. Founded in 1962 by late entertainer Danny Thomas, St.Jude has treated children from across the country and around the world.
More information is available at www.stjude.org, where visitors can viewthe celebrity spots, learn about the corporate partners, buy uniquemerchandise designed by the patients at St. Jude and meet some of thepatients.-- Intravenous chemotherapy treatment ($712 per day) -- Housing for a St. Jude family ($154 per night) -- Physical therapy ($332 per hour) -- Chest x-ray ($125 each) -- Oxygen therapy ($402 per day)