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Texas Franchisee Inducted into Domino's Pizza Chairman's Circle Hall of Fame

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - October 11, 2002 - Jim Garner, owner of eight Domino's Pizza stores in Texas, was recently presented with the most prestigious award given by Domino's Pizza  - The Chairman's Circle honor - at the company's International Awards Ceremony in Ann Arbor. 

Domino's Pizza Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon introduced this award in 2001 to honor world-class franchisees and to recognize the longevity, growth and leadership of the franchise.  Such franchisees help teach, sponsor and spread the Domino's Pizza vision throughout the world.

"It gives me great pleasure to recognize Jim Garner with this honor," said Brandon. "Not only has Jim become such a success within Domino"s, but he has created success for so many others who are fortunate enough to work with him.  Jim is truly an inspiration to all of us."

Garner began his career with Domino's as a pizza delivery driver in 1973.  A year later, he was promoted to store manager.  Currently, he owns eight stores and is extremely involved in the future of Domino's.  He serves as director on the Partners Foundation Board of Directors, a non-profit organization established to assist team members in time of special need. Jim also sits on the Distribution Advisory Board, the Domino's Marketing Advisory Council and the Franchise Association Board.  In addition, Garner is vice president of the Franchise Forum and served as president of the Dallas DMA for eight years. 

"I am thrilled to receive this honor," said Garner.  "Working for Domino's the past 19 years has been thrilling and invigorating, as we are constantly setting higher goals for ourselves, and reaching them. I am excited to see what the next 20 years will bring."

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, operates a network of 7,096 owned and franchised stores in the United States and more than 50 international markets.  Domino's is committed to leading the industry in product quality and operational excellence.