The Domino Effect Explained


Domino is an engineered system that enables you to scale your business. It offers self-service access to tools and infrastructure. It can be run on-premises, in a public or hybrid cloud, or as a fully-managed service. Domino delivers the flexibility to support what you do best – solve problems without technical hurdles.

A domino is a rectangular tile with a line dividing its face into two square ends, each end bearing from one to six dots or spots. A complete set of dominoes contains 28 tiles. Each domino is played with by placing it on a domino table so that its exposed ends touch one another: the number on one side of a domino is added to the number on the other. Once the chain of dominoes is completed, each player scores points based on the number of dots in their remaining dominoes.

Historically, the markings on dominoes, called pips or spots, represented the results of throwing two dice. But they are now used for many different games and tests of skill, from professional dominoes competition to playing the classic game of dominoes with friends.

Dominoes are arranged in lines and angular patterns that form beautiful works of art. When a domino is tipped ever-so-slightly, all of its pieces fall in a rhythmic cascade of movement. This rhythmic motion is an example of the Domino Effect, a concept that describes any action that causes all following actions to occur in the same way.

When Domino’s founder, Tom Monaghan, opened the first franchise location in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1967, he was determined to address his main complaint: customers wanted pizza delivered quickly. He put his restaurants near college campuses to appeal to young adults who were eager for fast food and could help him build a reputation for fast delivery.

The company’s early success was fueled by the popularity of its pizza, but when Domino’s sales started to lag in the 1980s, Monaghan realized the company needed to make major changes to compete with new competitors. One of his ideas was to develop a purpose-built Domino’s vehicle for pizza delivery.

When a Domino’s pizza is delivered to your door, it takes just minutes for the delivery driver to get it from the truck to your kitchen. But there’s more to the story than meets the eye. Domino’s vehicles are designed to deliver pizza in less time than conventional delivery vehicles, because they are able to navigate narrow city streets more efficiently and reduce the distance between each stop on the route.

Domino’s drivers also know that when it comes to delivering pizza, every second counts. That’s why Domino’s drivers use Domino’s proprietary software to track the location of each pizza as it makes its way from the truck to your home. This information is displayed on the Domino’s mobile app, allowing them to anticipate delivery times and ensure that your pizza gets to you as quickly as possible. The result is a better experience for you and faster delivery times for Domino’s.