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Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States Dominos Pizza, Inc. (NYSE DPZ) is an international pizza delivery corporation headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. Founded in 1960, Dominos is the second-largest pizza chain in the United States and has over 9,000 corporate and franchised stores in 60 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Dominos Pizza was sold to Bain Capital in 1998 and went public in 2004. The menu features both vegetarian and meat pizza, chicken wings and boneless chicken, potato wedges, garlic breads and a variety of dessert items including chocolate lava cakes, cookies and waffles, Ben Jerrys ice cream and a variety of soft drinks including Coca-Cola, Fanta, and Sprite. In 1960, Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, purchased DomiNicks, a small pizza store in Ypsilanti, Michigan near Eastern Michigan University. The deal was secured by a US$75 down payment and the brothers borrowed $500 to pay for the store. Eight months later, James traded his half of the business to Tom for a used Volkswagen Beetle. As sole owner of the company, Monaghan renamed the business Dominos Pizza, Inc. in 1965. In 1967, the first Dominos Pizza franchise store opened in Ypsilanti. The company logo was originally planned to add a new dot with the addition of every new store, but this idea quickly faded as Dominos experienced rapid growth. By 1978, the franchise opened its 200th store. In 1975, Dominos faced a lawsuit by Amstar Corporation, maker of Domino Sugar, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition. On May 2, 1980, a federal appeals court found in favor of Dominos Pizza.