Sandella's Flatbread Expands in Northern Virginia
August 23, 2007 // Franchising.com // - Redding, CT — Sandella's Flatbread, the largest and fastest growing flatbread concept in the world recently closed a multi-unit franchising deal with Nick and Mark Horton bringing ten new restaurants to Virginia. The father, son duo expect to open their first restaurant by early next year and are currently looking for real estate in Ashburn, Herndon, Sterling, Leesburg and Reston.
"Sandella's has shown extraordinary growth and popularity in Northern Virginia," says Mike Stimola, Sandella's president. "Our customers love the concept and I expect nothing but strong growth in the future."
Nick and his son Mark will own and operate all ten restaurants themselves. Nick will handle site selection and evaluation and Mark, who has a food industry background will be the General Manager handling day to day responsibilities.
Sandella's has 150+ open locations across the country and three restaurants currently open in Virginia. The company recently closed a master franchising deal for the Washington, DC metropolitan area bringing 40-50 additional units to parts of northern Virginia, DC and Maryland.
Listed in Restaurant & Institutions Magazine Top 400 and named the seventh fastest growing concept according to Restaurant Business Magazine, Sandella's Flatbread is a branded fast casual restaurant concept with high quality, great tasting, products that are easy to execute—everything on the menu is made in four steps or less.
Sandella's incorporates the hottest trends in the fast casual segment, offering consumers fresh, hot and healthy menu items such as grilled paninis, sandwiches, grilled flatbreads and quesadillas—all made with their own delicious flatbread which is kosher and contains one gram of fat. Already ahead of its time, Sandella's is trans-fat free and listed in the Weight Watchers Points Guide.
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