Pizza firm Domino’s plans to serve up 10,000 new jobs this year, including 800 in Scotland, as it prepares for an upsurge in demand during major sporting events including Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games.
The growth comes as it looks to open more than 65 stores in the UK and Ireland this year, although the chain did not give details of how many would be north of the Border.
During Euro 2016 it expects to receive about 160 pizza orders a minute, and sell more than 50 million slices over the course of the tournament.
Domino’s chief executive, David Wild, said 2016 is a “bumper year” for the company, and added that the firm has brought on board ex-England football manager Kevin Keegan to raise awareness about the jobs push, capping 11 new Domino’s starters.
The fast-food chain currently has 65 branches in Scotland, including six in Aberdeen, ten in Edinburgh and 12 in Glasgow. The UK’s first Domino’s opened in Luton in 1985.