Domino's Pizza Holding Week-Long Grand Reopening Celebration
South Water Street pizzeria's events include nod to veterans, fundraisers for Kent Social Services.
Kent Domino’s Pizza franchisee Karl Waller has a host of activities planned for the week-long grand reopening celebration of his South Water Street store, including a salute to local veterans and fundraising activities that will benefit Kent Social Services.
“Our team is dedicated to the Kent area and excited about the opportunity to continue to provide our neighbors with great pizza and exceptional customer service,” Waller said. “Today we have new leadership, a new attitude and a new focus that revolves around the community … and we hope to see them come out and celebrate with us this week.”
The grand reopening celebration runs Monday through next Sunday and will include an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala at 4 p.m. Wednesday. (Other highlights of the week-long event are detailed below.)
Waller has been with Domino’s Pizza since 2006, working his way through the ranks from assistant general manager to become a supervisor of multiple stores in less than two years.
After his second tour of Iraq ended in 2009, Waller was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and rejoined the Domino’s team. He worked his way through a corporate leadership program to become a franchisee in 2011.
Waller, a member of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, said he will donate a portion of the store’s 2012 profits to Kent Social Services.
The Kent store reopened under Waller’s ownership in late August. Since then, he has given the store a facelift by repainting and adding new signage.
Following is the Kent Domino's schedule of events for its grand reopening week:
- Monday – Kent State University Faculty Night from 5 to 7 p.m., when large one-topping pizzas will be only $4.99 for Kent State faculty (carryout only)
- Wednesday – Ribbon cutting ceremony with Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala at 4 p.m.
- Thursday – College Night from 7 to 10 p.m., when a large one-topping pizza will be only $4.99 for anyone with a college I.D. (carryout only)
- Saturday – "Wobble Board for the Cure" from noon to 3 p.m.; pizza eating contest ($5 entry) from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; silent auction from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday – “Support Our Local Heroes Day” starts with an opening ceremony from noon to 12:30 p.m. by the American Legion and “Meet our Local Heroes” from noon to 2 p.m.
Waller said he’s looking to add new faces to his team. There are job openings at the store for delivery experts and a crew chief. Anyone interested in applying can do so by logging onto www.careers.dominos.com.