NEW ORLEANS, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Orleans Domino's Pizza has continued its proud partnership with the United Way of Southeast Louisiana Area and, in conjunction with Rebuild Together, has raised $11,500 toward the rebuild of a home in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Domino's will help host a Welcome Home Party this Thursday, May 16, for the family who was forced to evacuate following Hurricane Katrina.
"We are excited to partner with the United Way of Southeast Louisiana Area to raise funds to help those who still suffer from the effects of Hurricane Katrina," said Glenn Mueller, RPM Pizza president and Domino's Pizza New Orleans franchise owner. "We hope our entire community will come out to the celebration on May 16, as we welcome these wonderful people back to their home."
New Orleans Domino's Pizza, locally owned and operated by RPM Pizza, raised the money through generous contributions from customers via in-store fundraising efforts, and also had several team members spend the day volunteering toward the house build last November.
"RPM Pizza is so proud to be a part of this community, as we have as a local business for the past 32 years," said Mueller. "We will continue to do whatever we can to help get families in the communities that we are a part of get back on their feet, and – in the case of many receiving support from the United Way and Rebuilding Together – return home where they belong."
'Welcome Home Party'
United Way of Southeast Louisiana Area, Rebuilding Together New Orleans & Domino's Pizza
Thursday, May 16
New Orleans, LA 70118
*Photo opportunities and New Orleans Domino's Pizza spokespeople available
About Domino's Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 10,300 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $7.4 billion in 2012, comprised of over $3.5 billion in the U.S. and nearly $3.9 billion internationally. In the first quarter of 2013, Domino's had global retail sales of over $1.8 billion, comprised of $888 million in the U.S. and $957 million internationally. Its system is largely made up of franchise owner-operators who accounted for over 96% of the Domino's Pizza stores as of the first quarter of 2013. The Domino's brand generates over $2 billion in global digital sales per year. Its emphasis on new technology has helped drive the introduction of Domino's ordering apps for Kindle Fire, Android™ and iPhone® – which now cover approximately 80% of the smartphone market. Continuing its focus on menu enhancement, Domino's established itself as a player in the pan pizza market with the launch of its Handmade Pan Pizza, featuring fresh, never-frozen dough, in October 2012.
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