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Domino’s Pizza Quits Italy After Locals Shun American Pies

  • All local stores have ceased operations after seven years
  • Court-granted protection from creditors expired in July
A pizza Margherita.

A pizza Margherita.

Photographer: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

Domino’s Pizza Inc.’s footprint in the home of Pizza proved to be short lived with Italians favoring local restaurants over the American version.

The last of Domino’s 29 branches have closed after the company started operations in the country seven years ago. It borrowed heavily for plans to open 880 stores, but faced tough competition from local restaurants expanding delivery services during the pandemic and sought protection from creditors after running out of cash and falling behind on its debt obligations.