Kevin Blessing

Republic of Ireland

Name: Kevin Blessing

Region: Republic of Ireland

Number of Stores: Nine

Favourite Pizza: Thin Crust Pepperoni with Bacon and Green Peppers

Kevin Blessing has long had an interest in food and, prior to joining Domino’s, he was managing a food production company making pastas, sauces and ready meals. Having completed his Franchise Development Programme, Kevin opened his first store in 2003. He now has nine stores across the Republic of Ireland, which he runs with his brothers, Turlough and Peter.

Kevin says: “I really wanted to run my own business and develop a brand – but I realised that the latter was going to be a very expensive process and, with that in mind, I decided to look at the options around franchising. With Domino’s, I found something that is mid-way between the two – a great combination of your own business and the support and backing of a strong brand.

“It was a good choice and I really enjoy it. My brothers and I are very hands on and its fantastic watching people come into the store at the bottom, get bitten by the Domino’s bug, and then work their way up to store manager. We’ve now got a very successful business, have built a fantastic team of people, and we have a lot of fun too.”