ALBUQUERQUE – Brian Bailey has come a long way since beginning his career as a delivery driver in 1985. The local business owner of 47 Domino’s stores throughout New Mexico and Colorado was awarded the esteemed International Franchise Association Gold Franny Award for operational excellence. This is Bailey’s 11th Gold Franny Award.
Bailey purchased his first Domino’s store in 1988 and has continued to grow his business and connect with the communities where his stores are located. He and his wife Michelle have 11 children and 12 grandchildren and are very active in their faith, church and giving back to their communities.
“Domino’s has delivered, to me and my family, the dream of now owning and operating my own business,” Bailey said. “Domino’s truly provides a fantastic opportunity to those who show initiative and a desire to advance.”
The Gold Franny Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed on a Domino’s franchise owner. Bailey earned this award as part of an elite group within about 850 franchise owners in the United States. The awards are based on several key factors including operational audit scores, community involvement, store safety and security, and team member morale.
The Gold Franny Awards were created more than 20 years ago by the International Franchise Association and designed to honor excellence among franchise owners.
“Brian’s dedication to the Domino’s brand has made him tremendously successful,” said Scott Hinshaw, Domino’s executive vice president of franchise operations and development. “The idea of beginning as a driver and working your way toward fulfilling the dream of becoming an award-winning franchise owner is what Domino’s is all about. In fact, 90 percent of Domino’s franchise owners in the U.S. started out as delivery drivers or pizza makers.”