SHELTON, Wash., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino's Pizzarecently awarded Jaron Garza with the esteemed title of Puget-Sound Area Manager of the Year during the company's regional awards ceremony in Seattle. This award qualifies Jaron Garza to compete for the prestigious title of U.S. Manager of the Year, which will be awarded at the company's Global Awards Ceremony later this year.
The Manager of the Year award recognizes exceptional store managers who live the company's mission and guiding principles. Garza has been a full-time Domino's Pizza manager for one year and currently runs a store in the town of Shelton, owned by franchisees Jeff and Gina Farmer, who have operated Domino's Pizza stores for 26 years.
"Jaron is an unbelievable store operator who has proven time and again an outstanding commitment to making his customers happy," said Tom Curtis, Domino's vice president of franchise operations - west region. "We are blessed to have such a positive leader who places so much value in his customers and team members. This is a great testimony to Jaron, his team and work ethic and I can't congratulate him enough."
Garza has worked in the Shelton store for the last six years. He started as a "door-hanger" distributing flyers, worked his way up to assistant manager, a job he had for three years. In May 2012, he became manager of the store.
Since his promotion he has increased sales and improved service metrics measured by the company. Garza's in-store efficiency resulted in 91.5 percent of delivery orders on their way to customers within 15 minutes of the time they place their order.
"Gina and I are extremely proud of this award that Jaron has received," said franchise owner Jeff Farmer. "There are some extremely talented managers that he competed with to receive this prestigious award."
About Domino's Pizza
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza operates a network of 10,040 franchised and Company-owned stores in the U.S. and over 70 international markets. During the third quarter, Domino's had global retail sales of nearly $1.7 billion: nearly $800 million domestically and over $862 million internationally. Domino's had global retail sales of over $6.9 billion in 2011. In October 2012, Domino's debuted its Handmade Pan Pizza, touting the product's fresh, never-frozen dough and establishing itself as a player in the Pan Pizza market. In September 2012, Domino's opened its 10,000(th) store, becoming one of only eight restaurant chains in the world to reach that milestone. In May 2011, Pizza Today named Domino's its "Chain of the Year" for the second straight year - making the company a three-time overall winner, and the first pizza delivery company to receive the honor in back-to-back years.
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