Online sales now account for 95% of sales in the UK, Dominos has said in its Q3 trading update.

It also said overall sales were up 19% to £342.1m, partly due to the VAT cut and the overall increase in delivery sales post-lockdown. Online sales were up 35.6%.

“I am delighted by the agility the Group and our franchisees have demonstrated in order to maintain our momentum,” said CEO Dominic Paul. “We welcome the UK government’s reduction to VAT in mid-July which helped franchisees mitigate costs and gave them the opportunity to pass savings on to customers. 

“Working closely with our franchisees we continue to do everything we can to keep our people and customers safe, including wearing masks, the use of perspex screens, contact free delivery and collection and continued menu rationalisation.

“We continue to work on a long-term strategic plan for the business. At the heart of our future plans is realignment with our franchisee partners and we are having detailed discussions to agree a sustainable way forward, although we continue to expect that these discussions will take some time.

”Despite the ongoing uncertain backdrop, we expect to report full year Underlying Group PBT in the range of £93m to £98m, in line with market consensus.”