Sandella's Flatbread Kick Starts Expansion, Signs Leases in Washington D.C. Metro

December 05, 2007 // // - West Redding, CT — Sandella's Flatbread, the largest and fastest growing flatbread concept in the world has already sold 20 units and signed three leases in the Washington D.C. Metro. This is the first step in an aggressive expansion plan bringing over 50 franchised stores to Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland in the next five to seven years.

"We are particularly excited about our expansion around the nation's capital," says Mike Stimola, Sandella's President. "With a master franchisee and two additional multi-unit franchisees already signed and well on their way to opening their stores, Sandella's is sure to become a household name in this area in the next few years."

Master franchisee's Dan Rowe, Tommy Reiser and Steve Forehand of D.C. Sandella's, LLC have secured their first three locations at 19th and I Street, Pentagon Row and Fair Oaks Mall. D.C Sandella's, LLC expect all three stores to be opened by Spring of 2008.

"Sandella's is the perfect chain to expand in this area—great branding, gourmet, health conscious food, extremely simply to operate and since there are no grills, fryers, hoods or venting, they are very inexpensive to open and penetrate the market in both traditional and non-traditional sites," said Dan Rowe of D.C Sandella's, LLC.

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. Restaurants average 1,000-1,500 square feet and seat 30 to 40 guests.

Sandella's Flatbread has over 125 open locations across the United States—four stores are located in Virginia and Maryland. The company has over 200+ in development nationwide and expects to have over 1,000 units by 2012.

Prime franchise territory is still available in the Metro region and across the nation. If you are interested in franchising with Sandella's please visit or contact Katie Magers at 214-520-7152 or

About Sandella's Flatbread:

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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