Gator Domino's now operates store in Starke
Published: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.
Gator Domino's has added its first location outside Alachua County by purchasing the Starke store.
That gives the pizza franchise 10 locations.
Owner Freddie Wehbe said the location is a good fit since many people who live in Bradford County work in Gainesville. He said Gator Domino's has had 60 to 70 communications from customers there. Many said the Starke store did not accept the same coupons, which Wehbe said is because it is considered part of the Jacksonville market.
"They know our brand, that our offers are better, our deals, our community involvement," he said. "What they saw here does not match what they saw there. The store was not gaining any ground."
Wehbe said the pizza business is improving since the price of cheese, their biggest cost, has been going down, almost 36 cents a pound over the last four weeks.