December 12, 2007 // Franchising.com // - Newport Beach, CA— zpizza, the Southern California based gourmet pizza chain, opened 20 stores in 2007 and sold the franchising rights to develop over 140 worldwide. The company expects to have more than 100 restaurants in 21 states open in the U.S. by mid 2008.
Zpizza sold multi-unit franchising deals in 12 states across the country this year. Several new areas in development include Hawaii, Colorado, Montana, Michigan Georgia and New York. The company also closed a master franchise agreement bringing 34 zpizza restaurants to the Middle East. This is their first international deal.
"zpizza currently has 70 restaurants open, is adding two to three stores per month and has 300 plus units in development," says Chris Bright, zpizza President. "I don't see our expansion slowing anytime soon."
The rapidly expanding pizza chain has received rave reviews since its inception in 1986, accruing customer choice awards in prominent publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the Phoenix New Times. Most recently voted "Best Pizza Restaurant" and "Best Pizza Delivery" in Washingtonian magazine, zpizza continues to impress its nationwide customer base and broaden its status as the premier gourmet pizza restaurant in the industry.
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Featured on Good Morning America as a healthy dining option, zpizza takes a unique approach to the crowded pizza segment by appealing to traditional pizza lovers, health conscious consumers and gourmet palates alike. zpizza's menu offers 17 tasty and adventurous pizzas as well as sandwiches, salads, calzones and the opportunity to create your own pizza with a selection of premium ingredients —including whole wheat, organic sauces, low-fat cheeses, veggies and toppings.