Business owner sees opportunity despite pandemic

(L-R) Chamber’s Taralyn Golbeck, Mayor Luke Charbonneau, Domino’s Frank Fegan, owner Rick Singh,                   Chamber 1st V-P Michelle Kay-Scott and Lisa Sealey          For larger view, Click on Image

In the midst of a pandemic few people would start a new business but, what Rick Singh recognized, was an opportunity.

After being in the pizza business for ten plus years in Brampton and Vaughan, he moved to Hanover where he opened his first Grey Bruce Domino’s Pizza in January 2020.  Three months later in March, COVID-19 struck.

Despite COVID and, because Domino’s is a delivery based pizza operation, business continued.  “The business in Hanover continued to thrive successfully for six months and I knew I wanted to open another location,” says Rick Singh.  “I began to look around for another location and saw that Saugeen Shores was the fastest growing community in Bruce County.  Not only that, but I also saw that there was no pizza business at the north end of Port Elgin and, so, I saw an opportunity.”

Today, with 10 delivery drivers, Domino’s of Port Elgin has been busy since opening.  On Friday, March 12th, Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau, Chamber of Commerce staff and Frank Fegan, Domino’s Director of In-Store Learning and Diversity for Eastern Canada, cut the ribbon to officially open Saugeen Shores’ Domino’s.

“The people here have been wonderful and very supportive,” said Singh.  “I am now looking forward to moving here.”

    (L-R) Mayor Luke Charbonneau, Michelle Hay-Scott, owner Rick Singh, Frank Fegan, Taralyn Golbeck &                                                            Christine Mitchell                  For larger view, Click on Image        

Frank Fegan, Domino’s Director of In-Store Learning and Diversity for Eastern Canada who attended from Guelph, said that “Rick Singh has done an amazing job at making his businesses successful.”