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CincyDomino’s John Glass, Owner

CincyDomino’s John Glass, Owner

Domino’s franchisee John Glass has been doing it right for more than 30 years. That has always been his goal, from the days back in the early 1980s when he began delivering Domino’s pizzas in Wilmington, Ohio to today, as the owner of 25 Domino’s locations in the Greater Cincinnati area.

“I grew up with the company, going from driver to store manager, to regional manager to vice president of operations over 39 stores, all in a span of seven years. I made and delivered my first pizza when there were less than 300 stores. Now we have over 10,000,” he said. “It was my firm belief in Domino’s that led to me purchasing my first store on Glenmore Avenue in Cincinnati in 1996.”

Domino’s corporate boasts the amazing statistic that 90% of franchisees started out as Domino’s drivers, just as John did.  But his franchise is one of the fastest growing and is already in the top 25 out of almost 1000 franchises.

Things were not all rosy from the start. John’s first store on Cincinnati’s west side, was not doing well. In the first year sales were up 84% and it was second fastest growing Dominos store in the United States. Not only did John turn around that store, he also mentored his first driver who now owns his own Dominos in Harrison, Ohio.

“Now that’s what makes it fun,” he said. And it is still fun. We love to promote internally and love to see our team grow and advance.”

The success of his first store led John on a quest to buy more. And over the next several years, he added to his corral of stores all while maintaining his expectations of excellence at each one.

“All of my Teams have to know that the goal is delicious food with perfect customer service,” he said. “We all have to do it right every time.”

So, beginning in 1998 with the purchase of another store in Delhi, and through 2012, John purchased stores in:


  • Clifton
  • Norwood
  • Price Hill
  • Anderson
  • Mt. Washington
  • Bridgetown
  • Reading
  • Oxford
  • West Union
  • Bethel
  • Mt. Orab
  • Georgetown
  • Tri Country
  • Maderia
  • Deer Park
  • Batavia
  • Withamsville

In Kentucky

  • Ft. Thomas
  • Florence
  • Union
  • Burlington
  • Crescent Springs
  • Latonia


In 2010 Domino’s took the bold move of acknowledging that their pizza could use some improvements. They rolled out the New and Inspired Pizza, revamping their product.

“No one knew what a positive impact that would make on business,” he said “It changed our world!”

John and his wife Janie, who married in 1983, have been running the business together all these years. They own 100% of the business and have never had any business partners.  That makes them a little different than most franchise groups.

“We depend on our faith and each other,” said John. “And that has worked out well for us”.

John, an avid University of Cincinnati fan, always wanted to own his own business and enjoy life at the same time. He admits that he sleeps very little but still spends quality time with his children Heather and Jonathan (they are an active part in running the business now), as well as his church.

He also is a fan of schools throughout the area, and non profits such as Down Syndrome of Greater Cincinnati, The Point Arc of NKY, Kicks for Kids, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The Glass family has no plans to slow down. In fact, they hope to have 50 stores in the next five years. And John’s investment in Domino’s carries over to the national level  as he serve on the Domino’s Franchise Associations Board of Directors, the Midwest Region Franchise Advisory Board and DMA President.

With more than 30 years of successes with Domino’s Pizza and as owner of CincyDomino’s a 25 store franchisee, John Glass has always kept his eye on his goal.

“I just want to be remembered for doing things the right way, both moral and ethical” he said. “That has always been my plan.”

The company mission statement reflects this commitment: To be a team of dedicated professionals focusing on attaining goals by creating opportunities and achieving them in a moral and ethical manner.






























Loveland Resident Wins Pizza For a Year from CincyDomino’s




 CINCINNATI, OH –  CincyDomino’s, owner of 25 Domino’s Pizza franchises throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is proud to announce the winner of their Bracketology contest held in conjunction with the NCAA Basketball Tournament this spring.

Brian Hone, of Loveland, picked Louisville to win it all, but also had a knack for choosing most of the winners along the way.  As a huge fan of both Domino’s pizza and basketball, filling out the bracket on the CincyDomino’s Facebook page seemed like a natural thing to do.

As the winner, Hone will receive free pizza for a year, which translates into one free pizza each month. Hone, originally from Celina, Ohio, works for Cincinnati Bell and graduated from Ohio University in 2012.



FOR EDITORS ONLY In the picture, from left to right, John Glass, President of CincyDomino’s presents Pizza for a Year Winner, Brian Hone his certificate in front of the Norwood, OH location.

CincyDomino’s Partners with UC Bearcats Football for Mitch’s Mission

Mitch from MMMM John & players

February 10,2013-University of Cincinnati, Ohio

For the 3rd year in a row, CincyDomino’s donated and delivered Domino’s Pizza for Mitch’s Mission.  The UC Rec Center located on UC’s Campus was full of supporters for Mitch and the UC Bearcat Family.  “I am home town proud.  This is a hometown person that is taking a negative and turning it into something very positive for our town”, states John Glass, owner of 25 local Domino’s Pizza locations in the Tri-State area.

John is referring to Mitch’s Mission and the founder “Mitch” pictured above who was one of the kids treated at Children’s Hospital at the Cancer and Blood Disease Institute when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2010.  He and his family developed a strong relationship with UC Bearcats Football Team through UC’s Punter, Pat O’Donnell.  “I consider him one of the family”. says Pat proudly.

All the proceeds help to send children who have been diagnosed with cancer to Camp Joy for 2 weeks in the summer which is $550 for each camper.  Last year Mitch’s MIssion raised $20,000.  This year their goal was to raise $25,000!

CincyDominos Sponsors Covington Catholic 3 on 3 Tournament

yDominos sponsors CCH 3 on 3 Tournament

CincyDominos sponsors CCH 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

CincyDominos proudly sponsored the Covington Catholic Basketball 3 0n 3 Tournament in March of 2013.  Over 100 boys grades 4-8 participated.  Winners were given a variety of prizes including a Gift Certificate for a Large 2-Topping Dominos Pizza.  Congrats to all those who participated.

Domino’s Pizza® Raises $3.5 Million, Sets Annual Record for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, raised more than $3.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the 2012 St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. This year’s campaign brings Domino’s total amount raised for St. Jude to over $16 million since the partnership was announced in 2004.

“Domino’s Pizza stores across the country rallied around this year’s campaign to reach a new fundraising record for Domino’s Pizza,” said J. Patrick Doyle, Domino’s Pizza president and chief executive officer. “I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone – especially our customers, team members and franchise owners – who contributed during the campaign. Together we were able to raise much needed dollars to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude.”

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CincyDomino’s Donates Pizzas to Mitch’s Mission

MediaAlert02/11/2013 // Ft. Thomas, KY, USA // CincyDomino’s

For the third year in a row, CincyDomino’s donated and delivered Domino’s Pizza for Mitch’s Mission which took place Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 2-5pm. The UC Rec Center located on UC’s campus was full of supporters, their families and UC Bearcat Football Players.

“I am home town proud. This is a hometown person that is taking a negative and turning it into something very positive for our town,” states John Glass, owner of 25 local CincyDomino’s locations in the Tri-state area. This was our third year delivering pizza to this event that helps so many children who are suffer from cancer and blood diseases.

John Glass was referring to Mitch’s Mission and the founder “Mitch” who was one of the kids treated at Children’s Hospital at the Cancer and Blood Disease Institute when he was diagnosed back in 2010. He and his family developed a strong relationship with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Football Team and especially UC’s punter, Pat O’Donnell. “I consider him one of our family”, says Pat without hesitating. Mitch’s Mission helps to raise money so that these children who suffered from cancer and blood diseases could attend summer camp just like other kids. Camp NJoyItAll is held for 2 weeks every year at Camp Joy. What’s Mitch’s favorite things about Camp Joy, “Hanging out with all the kids from Children’s and having a good time!”. At Camp NJoyItAll, 100 cancer or blood disease patients get to experience the fun of summer camp no matter how medically fragile they might be. No camper is charged to attend, but it costs about $550 for each camper. Mitch’s Mission wants to pay for as many kids as possible to attend. Last year Mitch’s Mission raised $20,000 this year their goal was $25,000.

CincyDomino’s has proudly served the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area since 1996.  They have 25 locations and are still growing.  Cincinnati is their home and pizza is their pride!

For more information and pictures for Mitch’s Mission and “Playdate with the Beacats” visit us on facebook, or contact Julea Schuh, Director of Public Relations at (859) 992.7580 or

Dinner and Dialogue with the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati

CincyDomino’s had the opportunity to visit and share some of our pizza with an awesome group of teens at  “Dinner and Dialogue”  hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati last week.

Dinner and Dialogues are hosted every other month by the DSAGC. They allow for families to gather to learn about topics that relate to independence, health and overall well-being. The families enjoy a free meal and have the opportunity to gather some new information. At the end of the presentation there is time for questions and discussion/dialogue.

“Everyone in attendance at the Dinner and Dialogue at the DSAGC wanted to thank you for you generosity and donation of dinner! We all thoroughly enjoyed every bite and everyone left full and happy! Check out two shots, showing you received rave reviews from us (two thumbs up!)!” – Jim Hudson, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati

CincyDomino’s is proud to support the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati. You can find out more about this wonderful organization by visiting them on the web at

Children, Charity, Community and You

Throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky & South Eastern Indiana, the locally owned Domino’s Pizza Restaurants are very involved with the youth, organizations and people of the area. We get involved whenever we can because we are you — we, as individuals, are part of this community, too.

Check this area often. We will post information about the social and charitable events around our city which we are involved with as well as information about other noteworthy ones and news items.

Be sure to watch this area to find out what is going on and learn how you can get involved, too.

Domino’s Pizza & the Springboro High School Athletic Department host Basketball Tournament

A Press Release


December 22nd, 2008

Domino’s Pizza & the Springboro High School Athletic Department are pleased to host the 5th Annual Domino’s Pizza Holiday Basketball Tournament

  • Featuring 9th Grade, Junior Varsity and Varsity Boy’s Basketball games
  • Participating Teams include: Lakota East H.S., Cincinnati Hughes Center H.S., Cincinnati Aiken H.S. & the host Springboro H.S. Panthers
  • Two-Game Tournament for all divisions with each team guaranteed two games
  • Trophies and awards will be provided to each Champion and runner-up team
  • All Teams & Staffs are to receive 2008 Holiday Tournament Commemorative Shirts
  • All Proceeds from the Domino’s Pizza Holiday Tournament will be shared between the four participating schools Continue reading