Domino’s Brings “Pizza Theater” Concept to Grand Ledge

Locally owned and operated Domino’s store converts historical landmark

On June 5, Domino’s Pizza in Grand Ledge opened the doors to its latest addition. Located on 327 S. Bridge St., the store features the new pizza theater design which allows flexibility for many elements otherwise unheard of when it comes to the “traditional” Domino’s experience. Highlights include a comfortable lobby, dine-in seating, free Wi-Fi, open area viewing of the food preparation process and the ability to track carryout orders on an electronic lobby screen.

“We are thrilled to bring the pizza theater concept to the city of Grand Ledge,” said Eric Arntson, franchise owner of Domino’s in Grand Ledge. “We worked hard on renovating an old historical downtown building where, 100 years ago, residents would purchase hay. Now, our newly designed stores are open-concept and allow customers to watch their pizza being made, each step of the way. Domino’s is bringing the art and fun of pizza making to the forefront, and now to the residents of Grand Ledge.”

According to a local resident in Grand Ledge, the building, now home to Domino’s, was formerly called Sinclair’s service station in the 1930s and 1940s; it switched to Bennett’s Sinclair service station in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, the location has served as a restaurant space for several different occupants.

Arntson takes on the challenge of becoming the location’s next tenant in stride, and this is thanks to his long-term experience with the brand. Arntson started working at Domino’s as a delivery driver in 1994.  He worked his way up to becoming a franchise owner, now owning eight Domino’s stores in Michigan. Arntson is not alone – more than 90 percent of Domino’s U.S. franchise owners began their career as part-time Domino’s employees.

Arntson is now featured in Domino’s national commercial. He is one of five franchise owners that were selected to showcase how pizza stores are being re-imagined, knocked down and transitioned into Domino’s new pizza theater design. Arntson is proud of his progress as a franchise owner, as well as the growth of Domino’s brand. Look for him in the national commercial with a jackhammer in hand.

At this new location, Arntson is forecasting a rise in demand – thus, the Domino’s in Grand Ledge is looking to hire fresh faces. Open positions include delivery drivers, customer service representatives and assistant managers.

“Domino’s is a great place to work,” said Arntson. “Our company truly provides a fantastic opportunity to those who show initiative and a desire to advance. Whether you’re looking to grow with our company and have a long-term career or need a part-time job with flexibility, Domino’s is the place to be.”

To place an order at Domino’s in Grand Ledge, customers can visit dominos.com or call (517) 731-6501. Those who are interested in applying for an open position may do so at jobs.dominos.com or stop by Domino’s in Grand Ledge.

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