9 Most Successful Fast-Food Chains


Domino's Pizza

­ Brothers Tom and James Monaghan started the first Domino's Pizza in 1960 in Ypsilanti, ­Michigan, when they purchased a pizza store called DomiNick's for $500. A year later, Tom became the restaurant's sole owner when James traded his share of the business for a Volkswagen Beetle. Tom renamed the store Domino's Pizza and it soon became one of the world's leading pizza chains with more than 8,000 stores in 50 countries. Serving in excess of one million customers a day, Domino's employs more than 140,000 people and brings in an annual income of $1.4 billion.