Rags-to-riches Murray Bridge pizza store franchisee Jag Purewal wins Domino's leadership award

Jag Purewal receives a Leadership Eagle Award from Domino's. Photo: Supplied.
Jag Purewal receives a Leadership Eagle Award from Domino's. Photo: Supplied.

When Jag Purewal moved to Australia for a meat works job in 2009, he could hardly have imagined that he would become a rising star in the fast food world.

Ten years later, he has three pizza franchises to his name.

He started out packing boxes for a meat processing company.

But in 2013, needing a new challenge, he took the leap and wound up going into business for himself.

"I needed a new challenge, so I quit my job and took a few months off to think about what I wanted to do," he said.

"I knew I wanted to be my own boss, so I decided to buy my first Domino's store at Murray Bridge.

"A couple of years later I opened another store at Victor Harbor, and then Glenunga ... I am looking to take on my fourth store in the coming months."

He traced his success in business back to the lessons instilled by his parents during his childhood.

"My parents, who run an agriculture business in India, instilled a strong work ethic in me," he said.

"Running three stores can be challenging, but ... if you work hard, you can overcome any hurdle."

Mr Purewal recently received a Domino's Leadership Eagle Award at the company's annual rally.

Only a handful are given out each year among the company's more than 800 franchisees across Australia and New Zealand.

He said he loved being a franchisee.

"No two days are the same and there's a great team culture in the store," he said.

"When I look back at my journey, I'm so proud of how far I've come and what I have achieved."