PALMDALE, Calif., Sept. 8 // PRNewswire // -- RedBrick Pizza Worldwide Inc., the gourmet pizza purveyor, has reached number eight of Restaurant Business Magazine's Future 50 -- the prestigious list of the fastest growing emerging restaurant chains in America. This is the second year in a row RedBrick Pizza has been ranked in the top ten and is the only pizza franchise to reach that level.
"We are honored to receive such recognition," says Jim Minidis, co-founder and president. "Readers respect Restaurant Business Magazine's annual review of up-and-coming entrepreneurial restaurants. Being ranked among the best in the field is really exciting."
Founded by the Minidis family, RedBrick is well positioned to achieve its goal of becoming number one in the fast casual gourmet pizza category. In its analysis, Restaurant Business noted that while much of the industry is flailing in tough economic times, the top chains achieved growth rates in excess of 40 percent. "As a group, they're hot, they're nimble and they've got what many of their large competitors don't right now -- momentum."
RedBrick Pizza specializes in unique fire-roasted gourmet pizzas that are seared at 1000 degrees and ready in just three minutes. Only the freshest ingredients including heart healthy olive oil are used, making this unique pie a guilt-free alternative to ordinary pizza. Other house favorites include fire-roasted Fhazani(TM) sandwiches, fresh chopped salads and gourmet Italian gelato.
RedBrick Pizza has amassed accolades from trade and business press from around the country. In 2007, the franchise ranked ninth on Fast Casual Magazine's "100 Top Movers and Shakers" and tenth in Restaurant Business' Future 50. RedBrick Pizza was awarded Nation's Restaurant News "Hot Concept of the Year" for 2006 and was featured in Sunbelt Foodservice's "On the Cutting Edge." In 2005, RedBrick was named among Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 50 New Franchises, as well as QSR Magazine's "Ones to Watch."
RedBrick Pizza Neighborhood Cafes can be found across the U.S. and Canada. Opportunities are now available for master developers who own territorial rights while sharing royalties and franchise fees. For information on the nearest location or for franchise opportunities, visit http://www.redbrickpizza.com.
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