Pizza firm serves up 10,000 jobs

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Domino’s Pizza is creating 10,000 new jobs - including 500 in Yorkshire - as part of a recruitment drive ahead of the European Championship and the Olympic Games.

The move is part of plans to open more than 65 stores in the UK and Ireland this year as it gets set for an upsurge in demand.

Chief executive David Wild said: “2016 is a bumper year for Domino’s. We have plans to open around 65 new stores and we’ll serve up over seven million pizzas during the Euros alone.”

Mr Wild said the firm had also brought on board ex-England football manager Kevin Keegan to raise awareness about the jobs push.

Domino’s announced in March that rock bottom cheese prices had helped the fast food chain rack up double-digit profits last year.

The group, which has more than 869 outlets in Britain including three in Sheffield, said pre-tax profits jumped 20 per cent to £59.3 million in the year to December 27 compared with a year ago.

The figures were helped by lower costs for fuel, wheat and “a record-low cheese price’’.

It said it was able to save £11 million on food costs alone last year, primarily on cheese and dough.