In response to this morning's news that Domino's chief exec David Wild is to step down, Markets.com analyst Neil Wilson said the pizza boss has faced a tough battle with franchise holders.
Some of the company's biggest franchisees, who own its restaurants, have threatened to declare war on Domino's unless they get a bigger slice of the company's profits.
They have warned they could even stop opening new stores if their demands were not met.
"Domino’s franchisee model is great for expanding rapidly while maintaining margins, but franchisees have worked out that it is to their cost and want more share in profits," Mr Wilson said.
"The update today doesn’t bode well for a swift resolution with management saying they do not expect a settlement until 2020."