Domino’s Pizza Group has said a “strong” performance by its UK and Ireland business has helped to more than double its profits for the past six months.
The pizza delivery business leapt to a pre-tax profit of £41.3 million for the 26 weeks to June 27, compared with a £19 million profit for the same period last year.
Dominic Paul, chief executive officer of Domino’s, said: “The strong trading in the first half of the year provides us with the firm foundations for the delivery of our strategic growth objectives, which build upon our strengths in both delivery and collection.
“This will enable us to deliver strong system sales growth and increase our store numbers in the UK and Ireland.
“Whilst the external landscape remains uncertain, the second half has started well.
“I believe our agile business model leaves us well placed to capitalise on the significant opportunities ahead while continuing to invest in our strategy, which will deliver benefits for franchisees and shareholders alike.”