Prakash Balsara, Carl Daly, Scott Matterson, Lachlan Dutt and Sulay Patel at work.
Prakash Balsara, Carl Daly, Scott Matterson, Lachlan Dutt and Sulay Patel at work. Joshua Macree

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DOMINO'S Roma has fired up its ovens and opened its doors to customers today, creating up to 25 new jobs in the region.

The event quelled months of speculation, as the store sat idle for more than a year while Domino's searched for a franchisee.

The new Domino's store opens directly next door to Pizza Hut's old storefront in McDowall St which closed towards the end of last year.

The store will be the fourth opened by experienced "pizza-preneurs” Sulay Patel and Prakash Balsara, who currently own and operate stores in Shailer Park, Logan Central and Dalby.

Sulay Patel said he was excited about opening his first store in the Maranoa and looked forward to getting to know the local community.

"Roma is such a fantastic, growing area so when offered the opportunity to open a store here, we jumped at the chance,” Mr Patel said.

"We're delighted to be bringing new food options to the area, delivering piping hot pizzas at a great price.”

Mr Balsara said the Roma store would bring employment for local residents interested in making dough or making a bit of dough.

"We are still looking for friendly, proactive people who are passionate about customer service to join the team,” he said.

"Whether you're after a part-time position while studying or looking to follow the Domino's career path to success, we have flexible positions to suit any lifestyle.”

Mr Patel says while making great pizzas is his passion, he is also keen to support local community groups throughout the area.

"Domino's always looks to give back to the communities in which we operate, and we are hoping to get involved where we can,” he said.

The new store is open seven days a week from 11am until late.