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CURTIS WYNNE/NEWS-SUN Assistant manager Amelia Calderon prepares a telephoned order Tuesday at the new Domino’s at 1510 W. Joe Harvey Blvd. The new store, located near Aspen Dental and Lowe’s Home Improvement, is situated to serve residents and businesses in northern Hobbs with either delivery or carry-out orders.

North Hobbs residents can now get faster pizza delivery, as well as other Domino’s goodies.

A second Domino’s franchise in Hobbs opened for business last week at 1510 W. Joe Harvey Blvd., offering all the services of the long-time Domino’s at Grimes and Bender, except dine-in.

Assistant manager Amelia Calderon said, “The only thing we don’t have here is dine-in. We just do delivery and carry-out.”

The location of the new Domino’s store is near Lowe’s Home Improvement and at the west end of the complex that includes the newly opened Aspen Dental and a yet-to-open Zale’s Jewelers. The complex includes ample parking for all the new businesses.

Way past the simple pizza of the first Domino’s in 1960, when the company was known as DomiNick’s in Michigan, Calderon said the store still sells a wide variety of pizzas, plus “sandwiches, pastas, salads, bread twists, pretty much everything.”

With three assistant managers, six indoor employees and nine drivers, some of whom transferred from the first store to get the second store started, Domino’s North opens at 10 a.m. every day, staying open to midnight Sunday through Thursday and to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Orders may be made online at Dominos.com or by telephone at 575-221-3030.

Driver captain Brandon Cruz said he never uses a GPS because he’s memorized all the streets in Hobbs.

“This north store is for northern Hobbs,” Cruz said, explaining why he transferred from the first Domino’s. “They had to get somebody that knows the streets. It’s a lot better (than using drivers unfamiliar with the city).”

Asked to name her favorite foods at the store, Calderon laughed, “The desserts — Cinnamon Bread Twists, Marbled Cookie Brownie, Chocolate Lava Crunch Cakes.”

Calderon said service inside for carry-out normally takes less than 15 minutes. She deferred to Cruz on delivery time. He estimated 20 minutes for delivery.

According to the Domino’s website, there currently are more than 16,300 Domino’s in the world including more than 10,000 outside the United States.

“Like most corporate success stories, Domino’s started out small – with just one store in 1960,” the website states. “However, in 1978 the 200th Domino’s store opened, and things really began to cook. By 1983 there were 1,000 Domino’s stores and 5,000 in 1989. … Sure, it took more than 50 years to get here, but the trip was well worth it.”

Curtis C. Wynne may be contacted at reporter3@hobbsnews. com.