February 02, 2017
David Cesarini is a Domino's Pizza franchise owner who loves the brand - so much, in fact, that he's opened a fifth location at State and Packard streets.
The latest Domino's was previously home to Bell's Pizza and, since the signing of the lease, Cesarini has made some major renovations. He said there will be an additional 30% to 40% investment in the old Bell's Pizza building than his other locations.
Cesarini said he invested more in the building because he felt it was a prime location.
Although there are two locations in the downtown Ann Arbor area, the amount of growth and sales volume has been strong, which makes it a worthwhile venture for Cesarini to consider a third restaurant in that vicinity.
He said the location is perfect since it's in a high-traffic area.
This location will be smaller than his other restaurants, but the renovations are helping to make use of all the space as effectively as possible. He said the store layout will make it easier for the team to great rapidly good pizza.
Cesarini said the store opened on Jan. 1, and its sales have surpassed expectations. He said the location speaks for the restaurant's stellar customer sales.
While the menu offerings are the same, the location will offer a permanent pizza by the slice deal of $2 to cater to students within the area.
Cesarini is currently looking for people who want to work and encourages anyone willing to do the job to visit Domino's main website and view the Jobs portal to send in an application. He said the restaurant needs delivery drivers, pizza makers and customer service reps. He said applicants should be willing to be around people and team players.
Cesarini has been with the Domino's brand for 25 years. He worked for corporate management and then, in 2002, opted to become a franchise owner. He operates five Dominos, four in Ann Arbor.
He said it's because Domino's is a unique brand that matches with his energy levels. He said it lets him be passionate about the brand he's got a lot of faith in. He loves the changes that were made to the recipe several years ago.
Cesarini said he's received positive feedback about the new location. He said he's had people just stop to take a look at what it's like now. Cesarini said it has large garage doors that can close in the winter and can be opened if the weather cooperates.
"Not many stores have a garage door look."
This latest Dominos is opened from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. every day and offers both carry out and delivery. Online orders are accepted as well.