Location Marks 13th State and First in Oklahoma
DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Spicy Pickle™ (OTCBB: SPKL) fast-casual restaurants announced today the grand opening of its 41st restaurant at 1389 E. 115th Street in the Spring Creek Shopping Center in Edmond, Oklahoma. The new restaurant marks the 13th state for Spicy Pickle™ and the first location in Oklahoma. Spicy Pickle™, one of the hottest ideas in fast-casual food today, offers customers a wide variety of culinary-inspired subs and panini sandwiches, fresh and unique salad combinations, and Neapolitan-style thin crust Pizzetti pizzas -- all combined with warm and welcoming service and a comfortable local atmosphere. This location also offers a full range of catering services.
The phone number is 405 844-0091 and the fax is 405 844-0093. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00PM and Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Marc Geman, CEO of Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc., commented: "We are very pleased to open our first restaurant in Oklahoma which marks the 13th state to have a Spicy Pickle™ restaurant. Our Oklahoma franchisee purchased a 7 unit development and while it took some time to get this first restaurant open we are already looking for a second location for this franchisee. The first restaurant in Edmond is in a great demographic for our concept with both white collar daytime population as well as households with income levels that support our type of concept.
"Every time we open in a new area we are able to generate interest in our concept through customers trying our food and through local store marketing efforts that bring attention to our new presence. We hope, like in other areas, we will now see additional interest in the Oklahoma market and will be able to continue expansion in that state."
Founded in 1999, Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. (OTCBB: SPKL) serves high quality meats and fine artisan breads, baked fresh daily, along with a wide choice of eight different cheeses, twenty-two different toppings, and fourteen proprietary spreads to create healthy and delicious panini and sub sandwiches with flavors from around the world. As a leading "fast-casual" concept, Spicy Pickle™ offers menu items that are far beyond traditional fast food -- but without the price point of casual dining. The hallmark of a Spicy Pickle™ restaurant is quality, service and an enjoyable atmosphere. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with restaurants open or under construction across 16 states and many more in development nationwide. To find out more about Spicy Pickle (OTCBB: SPKL), visit our website at www.spicypickle.com/.
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