Domino's Pizza finally has the title it has been hungering for: top pizza seller.
The chain wasted no time crowing about unseating Pizza Hut as the leading pizza chain both in the U.S. and worldwide. Domino's not-so-subtly inserted the phrase "the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales" into the very first sentence of today's fourth-quarter earnings release.
Domino's says its global retail sales exceeded $12.2 billion in 2017. Pizza Hut, owned by Yum Brands, earlier this month reported global system sales of $12.03 billion (see graphic, below).