Domino’s is a big company that makes lots of money selling pizza. But it’s also an innovative company that is constantly experimenting with new ways for customers to order their food. For example, the company has experimented with letting people use their phones to place orders by texting or using devices like Amazon Echo. Technology is a huge part of Domino’s success, and it has helped make the chain one of the fastest-growing in the world.
Domino’s has always been a daring business, and the company’s CEO, James Doyle, doesn’t shy away from taking risks. He once announced that the company would open a store in Italy—even though there are no Domino’s restaurants in the country at the time. He and his team have worked hard to revamp the Domino’s brand, and they’ve succeeded.
The term domino comes from a Latin word meaning “flip” or “turn.” It refers to the act of flipping a tile over on its edge, causing it to fall into contact with another piece and cause a chain reaction that can continue. The original domino tiles were made of ebony blacks and ivory faces, and they were designed to be strikingly similar to the card suits that were used in the game of poker.
When playing domino, players typically draw a set of seven dominoes. Each player then builds a “train” of matching pieces. A train is marked by a marker, and it prevents other players from adding to the same train until a player cannot lay any more tiles. If a player cannot add any more dominoes, they must “knock” (rap) the table and pass their turn.
Once a domino train has been built, it can be added to by any other player who can play a domino that matches the train. Normally, the first player to knock out all of their tiles wins the game. However, there are several variants of the game in which the winner is the first player to reach a specific point, such as a certain pip count, or to build an unbroken line.
Lily Hevesh started collecting dominoes when she was 9. By age 12, she had created a YouTube channel where she posted videos of her impressive domino projects. Her most complex designs take several nail-biting minutes to fall, and they depend on a number of physical phenomena to work, such as gravity.