Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza® Goes To Hollywood
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Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza® Goes To Hollywood

November 06, 2007 // Franchising.com // Everett, WA – Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza will make its Hollywood debut this holiday season as the "official pizza" in Twentieth Century Fox's live action/CGI motion picture event ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, in theaters everywhere December 14. Watch for Garlic Jim's pizza boxes in a scene in which Alvin, Simon and Theodore dine on our gourmet pizza!

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, a global phenomenon to generations of fans, comes to the big screen with a contemporary comic sensibility. Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations -- while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave's home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave's once-orderly life upside-down. Starring in the film are Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson and, as the voice of the Chipmunks, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Jessie McCartney.

To promote Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza as Alvin and the Chipmunks favorite, Garlic Jim's and Twentieth Century Fox will be giving away a free private screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garlic Jim's pizza party to one lucky winner and up to 100 friends. Beginning November 1 through November 30, Garlic Jim's will be hosting the sweepstakes on the Garlic Jim's website, www.garlicjims.com, where visitors can "Enter to Win a Free Private Screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks and Pizza Party for up to 100 people." Entrants can input their name and email address for a chance at the random drawing. The drawing will occur on December 6th for one lucky winner with 25 runners-up winning an Alvin and the Chipmunks soundtrack.

Garlic Jim's will also be running Alvin and the Chipmunk specials throughout November and December that include: a FREE $35 Alvin and the Chipmunks Collectible eMusic Gift Card with any large specialty pizza purchased at regular price, while supplies last, and a large pepperoni pizza (or substitute one topping) for $9.99, at every location.

"We are thrilled to be chosen as the Chipmunks' favorite pizza in this upcoming movie," says Dwayne Northrop, CEO, Garlic Jim's. "Our franchisees will be promoting both the movie and our specials actively and know we'll gain many more Garlic Jim's fans through the process!"

Directed by writer/director Tim Hill of SpongeBob SquarePants movie fame, Alvin and the Chipmunks opens December 14 in theaters nationwide. For more information on the movie, please visit www.thechipmunks.com.

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, smokin' 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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