Raja and Payal Kataria of Mandurah awarded a Domino's Leadership Eagle awarded

Raja and Payal Kataria opened their first Domino's store in 2012 and have gone on to open seven, including three in Mandurah.
Raja and Payal Kataria opened their first Domino's store in 2012 and have gone on to open seven, including three in Mandurah.

Mandurah husband and wife duo Raja and Payal Kataria have opened seven Domino's stores in seven years.

It's no small feat and on Tuesday night they were awarded a highly coveted Leadership Eagle at the company's annual awards ceremony.

The award celebrates those within the company who consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership and operational excellence all year around.

Mr and Mrs Kataria, who own and operate seven Domino's stores including Domino's Mandurah, Erskine, Geraldton, Bunbury and Meadow Springs, were recognised for both their business success and community spirit.

After buying their first store in 2012, Mr and Mrs Kataria have gone on to grow a store network of seven stores in seven years, saying their focus is on creating an inclusive team culture and nurturing the next generation of Domino's leaders.

Mr and Mrs Kataria are also well known for their generosity, often supporting local causes by hosting 'Doughraisers' for local charities and even getting their team members involved in fundraising initiatives such as Relay for Life.

"The last six months especially has reminded us what a privilege it is to be active members of our local communities, from providing job opportunities to locals, to feeding those on the frontline working to keep us safe and our society moving," Mr Kataria said.

"Thank you to all the local pizza lovers who have supported our business and fundraising efforts throughout the years."

The award was announced last night at Domino's Australia and New Zealand annual rally event, which was hosted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Domino's teams from both sides of the Tasman tuning in for the ceremony.