Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza® Annouces To Open In Vancouver, Washington
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Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza® Annouces To Open In Vancouver, Washington

October 08, 2007 // Franchising.com // VANCOUVER, WA - Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza®, the first and only "gourmet" carry-out and delivery pizza chain, is set to open their newest store in Vancouver, WA on October 8. The Orchards Neighborhood location will be the 28th Garlic Jim's to open in Washington State. !

Local franchisees, Lyn and LaVonn McPherson are excited about this new opportunity and will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 8 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the store's grand opening. The new store will officially open for business on October 8 at 11 a.m.

"We own two other businesses and as part of an incentive program we bring lunch in for the employees. I stumbled on Garlic Jim's when I was looking for something that would be fast, easy and delicious," said Lyn McPherson, owner of the Orchards Garlic Jim's. "I was immediately impressed with the quality of the pizza and the professional look of the organization and knew we wanted to be franchisees."

Lyn and LaVonn McPherson are from Kelso, WA and own two other small businesses in Salem, OR. They are members of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and are sponsors of the local schools, the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Red Cross.

The Orchards store is located at 2714 NE 114th Ave. in the Four Seasons Shopping Center and will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more information, contact the store directly at 360-896-3000.

ABOUT GARLIC JIMS
In the $33 billion dollar-a-year, highly competitive U.S. pizza industry, Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza is proud to be the first pizza franchise to focus on quick delivery pizza made fresh with gourmet toppings. Garlic Jim's in-store system and team member training allows them to make pizza in 15 minutes or less "from order to out the door," thus pioneering the concept "Gourmet, Right Away."

At Garlic Jim's the term 'gourmet' signifies more than just the finished pizza – it refers to the finest ingredients: fresh packed sauces, fresh 100% whole-milk mozzarella and fresh dough made daily, where the customer can certainly taste the difference. Garlic Jim's offers customers two crust choices; hand-thrown thick, made with parmesan cheese and buttermilk, or garlic thin; four cheese options: 100% whole-milk mozzarella, cheddar, feta and parmesan; seven sauces: classic red, garlic basil, basil pesto, zesty chipotle pesto, creamy ranch, smoky sweet BBQ or garlic infused olive oil, and a variety of meats, vegetables and gourmet toppings such as roasted garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted corn and sun-dried tomatoes.

With gourmet pizzas such as Nutty Chipotle™, zesty chipotle pesto topped with spicy sausage, pepperoni, red onions, tomatoes and cashews, Jim's Gourmet Garlic™, basil pesto sauce, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese, and Chicken Bacon Ranch, grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onions and creamy ranch sauce, Garlic Jim's is putting a new spin on pizza. "We've gone out of our way to source the best ingredients available to create our specialty pizzas and as a result we also have the best tasting pepperoni pizza you will ever find," says Northrop.

Garlic Jim's has grown from two open stores in 2004 to 47 open stores and a total of 111 franchises sold as of September 2007. In addition to current locations in Oregon, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington, Garlic Jim's has units under development in New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. With projections of doubling in size in 2007, Garlic Jim's is sure to become the fastest growing gourmet pizza franchise in the country. In the September 2007 issue of Pizza Today Magazine, Garlic Jim's is named 96 on their Top 100 Companies list, an amazing number for the up and coming franchise. For more information on Garlic Jim's pizza and franchising, visit their Web site at www.garlicjims.com, or call 866-918-jims (5467).

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