PALMDALE, Calif., Nov. 18 // PRNewswire // -- RedBrick Pizza Worldwide, Inc. has announced the signing of a new Development Agreement with master developer Johnny Lee, which grants the investor exclusive rights to develop up to 42 RedBrick Cafes in the San Diego area.
"We are excited to be associated with someone with the enthusiasm and experience of Johnny Lee," said RedBrick Pizza Worldwide, Inc. President Jim Minidis. "Lee's background in business finance will serve him well as a master developer," added Minidis.
"This is the best pizza I ever had," said Lee when he described his first experience with RedBrick Pizza at the RedBrick Cafe in Irvine. This is high praise from Lee who is originally from the New York City area--famous for its excellent pizza. "The combination of this great-tasting pizza and its healthier nutritional value compared to ordinary pizza really sweetened the deal for me," Lee added.
Lee noted that the San Diego area has a lot of opportunity and very strong demographics. He expects to open his first franchise in the city of Carlsbad by the end of the year and then expand to La Jolla and the Gaslamp District in San Diego.
"We have demonstrated our system is innovative, geared for growth, and our business model can be adapted to audiences around the world," said Minidis. "Our fire-roasted gourmet pizza is lower in carbohydrates and fat and has about one-third the sodium of ordinary pizza which makes it appealing to those looking for a healthier alternative," he added.
This year, Restaurant Business magazine ranked RedBrick Pizza 8th of "The Future 50" fastest-emerging growing chains in America. In 2007, RedBrick Pizza was ranked 9th of "The 100 Top Movers & Shakers" by Fast Casual magazine and 10th in Restaurant Business "The Future 50." RedBrick Pizza was awarded Nation's Restaurant News "Hot Concept of the Year" for 2006 and was among Entrepreneur magazine's "Top 50 New Franchises" in 2005.
For franchise opportunities in the San Diego area, contact Johnny Lee (949) 439-8745.
RedBrick Pizza, with headquarters in Southern California, is the leading fast-casual pizza franchise with RedBrick Cafes in operation in ten states and Canada. For other franchise and master developer territory information, visit www.redbrickpizza.com or call (661) 722-5895.
SOURCE RedBrick Pizza Worldwide, Inc.