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Domino's Leaves Italy, Where - Surprise - Diners Prefer Local Pizza

By Emily Heil

09 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

A venture that was really doomed from the beginning. Mass-produced American pizza is apparently not a big hit in Italy. Who would have thought? The Washington Post reports.

Who would have guessed that denizens of Italy, where pizza is an internationally recognized national treasure, wouldn't have gone crazy for mass-produced, over-the-top American riffs on the country's national dish offered by a multinational chain?

Someone probably should have. Domino's will no longer be offering its specialty cheeseburger, Hawaiian and bacon-and-chicken-topped pizzas, after the company running the Italian franchises shuttered all of its locations, according to a Bloomberg News report. The company blamed reduced demand on consumers' preference for delivery from mom-and-pop shops and for restaurants reopening after pandemic shutdowns.

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