Domino’s Pizza has opened its first store in Port Louis, Mauritius, through local operator Island Living, the country’s master franchisee.

The store, which is located in the middle of Port Louis, has a spacious seating facility, a kid’s corner and a front row seat for customers to watch the pizza-making process.

Domino’s plans to open a second store before the end of this year in the Beau Bassin community, which is considered to be the local population’s food hub.

Island Living CEO Richard Stedman said: “We are delighted to bring Domino’s to Mauritius, as it is the world’s leading pizza brand.”

“Establishing ourselves in Mauritius provides an excellent opportunity for our brand to continue growing globally.”

“We are committed to winning the hearts and minds of those in the community with our freshly-made hand-tossed pizza, using only high-quality ingredients. We look forward to serving customers in-store, through carry out and via delivery using Domino’s world-class online ordering system.”

Domino’s International executive vice president Joe Jordan said: “Establishing ourselves in Mauritius provides an excellent opportunity for our brand to continue growing globally.

“Domino’s, partnering with Richard and the Island Living team, has terrific potential to offer an unmatched pizza experience to the people of Mauritius.”

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Currently, Domino’s has 15,300 stores in over 85 markets. Over 50% its global retail sales is generated from its overseas stores.

The pizza chain generated global retail sales of over $12.2bn in fiscal 2017. Of this, over $5.9bn had come from the US and over $6.3bn through international stores.

In the third quarter of 2018, Domino’s global retail sales stood at almost $3.1bn. It generated US sales of more than $1.5bn and international sales of nearly $1.6bn.