Chain trims outlook for coming years, expects delivery sales to remain depressed as consumers feel squeezed

Domino’s dominates U.S. pizza sales, thanks in part to its innovations in delivery. But now, a shortage of delivery drivers is challenging this foundational part of its business. Illustration: John McColgan

Updated Feb. 23, 2023 12:18 pm ET

Domino’s Pizza Inc. said that its U.S. delivery business has taken a hit because consumers are cooking their own food at home to save money.

The global pizza chain Thursday reported fourth-quarter sales that missed analysts’ estimates and it cut its two-to-three-year sales outlook, pointing to challenges to its U.S. delivery business that it said it expected to last. Domino’s relies on delivery sales for its U.S. business. 

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