NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) (www.chart.org) is proud to announce that Patrick Doyle, President and CEO, Domino’s Pizza, is the recipient of their 2015 Commitment to People Award. Doyle will be honored at the Commitment to People Awards Gala on Monday evening, July 20, 2015, during CHART’s 90th semi-annual Hospitality Training Conference to be held at The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, LA.
“Created in 1993, this prestigious award is given annually to a CHART member’s CEO/president in the hospitality industry who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the development of his or her associates,” explained Patrick Yearout, Director of Recruiting and Training at Ivar's Restaurants and CHART president. Yearout added, “The nomination form for Patrick Doyle was filled with testimonials from employees who commended his strong leadership skills and the emphasis he places on people development.”
CHART’s Selection Committee reviews and ranks the Commitment to People nominees in four categories:
- Effective communication of the organization’s culture
- Programs that demonstrate a commitment to people
- Efforts to be involved in the development of people
- Ability to break down barriers to create opportunities
Adam Huddleston, Domino’s Director of Training, and the CHART member who nominated Patrick Doyle for this distinctive award, commented, “Patrick not only sets and communicates a clear vision for the organization’s culture, but actively works to inspire a commitment to it. As busy as he is, he’s still one of us, willing to spend the time talking about and representing who we are in his daily actions.”
Team members from all different areas of the company contributed to the nomination.
Doyle’s appointment to lead Domino’s in March 2010 came after nearly 13 years with the company. In September 2007, he was named president of Domino’s USA, heading up all domestic retail operations, franchise and corporate-owned stores, and marketing within the U.S. Doyle had also been executive vice president of Team USA – and executive vice president of Domino’s Pizza International for six years, where he was responsible for increasing the company’s global presence by almost 1,000 stores.
The past recipients of this prestigious award can be on CHART’s website at: http://chart.org/membership/commitment_people/
Other awards to be presented during CHART’s 90th Hospitality Training Conference this July include the Spirit of CHART award as well as the CHART/NRAEF Scholarship and CHART/AHLEF Scholarship awards.
CHART (www.chart.org), a non-profit professional association founded in 1970, is the leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training professional and their organizations. With more than 450 members from more than 300 multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies, CHART represents a workforce of almost three million. CHART includes all facets of hospitality training, learning and performance professionals; from entry level to senior executive. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to advance industry training practices and improve operational results by providing access to education, tools and resources.
About Domino’s Pizza®: Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery and digital ordering technology, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 11,700 stores in over 75 international markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of over $8.9 billion in 2014, comprised of more than $4.1 billion in the U.S. and nearly $4.8 billion internationally. In the first quarter of 2015, Domino’s had global retail sales of over $2.2 billion, comprised of $1.1 billion in the U.S. and $1.1 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of franchise owners who accounted for nearly 97% of Domino's stores as of the first quarter of 2015. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s generate approximately 50% of U.S. sales from digital channels at the end of 2014, and reach an estimated run rate of $4.0 billion annually in global digital sales. Domino’s features an ordering app lineup that covers nearly 95% of the U.S. smartphone market and, in June 2014, debuted voice ordering for its iPhone® and Android™ apps, a true technology first within traditional and e-commerce retail.
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