November 25, 2009 // Franchising.com // Red Bank, N.J. - Pizza Fusion, an organic, eco-friendly pizzeria based out of Fort Lauderdale, FL, will be opening in Red Bank at 95 Broad Street. Pizza Fusion has quickly become a favorite among pizza fans for its unique approach to fresh, organic pizza making; not to mention its extensive menu of sandwiches, salads, desserts, and more. Paul and Lisa Finkler are the entrepreneurs behind Pizza Fusion's soon-to-be Red Bank location.
"We're very excited to introduce Red Bank to Pizza Fusion's delicious organic menu and socially conscious approach to restaurant service", Paul explains. "Pizza Fusion has the best tasting pizza we've ever eaten. I invite everyone to stop by and experience it for themselves. Pizza Fusion is unique any way you slice it, from its more than 75% organic selection of pizza, sandwiches, salads, and desserts, to its industry leading approach to eco-friendly restaurant operations and service."
Pizza Fusion's well rounded menu offers something for everyone, from traditional pizzas and sandwiches to its extensive offering of handcrafted, specialty pizzas, like Four Cheese & Sundried Tomato, Sausage & Tri-Colored Peppers or the popular Founder's Pie. Pizza Fusion's award-winning, organic salads offer a tasty meal for a quick lunch or healthy dinner. Beyond its organic offerings, Pizza Fusion also offers a number of menu items for selective eaters, including vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free, and gluten-free pizza and other options.
Pizza Fusion, whose motto is 'Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time,' practices a socially conscious approach to its entire existence, including the restaurants' build-out, service and overall operations. Through building all of its restaurants to LEED standards, delivering its food in company owned hybrid vehicles, and offsetting 100% of its power consumption at all of its restaurants, among many other green initiatives, Pizza Fusion is pioneering the sustainable restaurant movement.
In the United States, restaurants are the top electricity consumer among retail businesses, accounting for 33% of the total consumption. Each restaurant produces an average of 50,000 pounds of waste per year. Pizza Fusion's restaurants reduce water waste by 40 percent and electricity consumption by 20 percent annually. The chain's LEED certified restaurants feature a number of unique, eco-efficient products, techniques and designs. Pizza Fusion restaurants' eco-elements include countertops made of re-used glass bottles from other Pizza Fusions and manufactured using a cradle-to-cradle approach, bamboo flooring, 30% recaptured industrial concrete, non-VOC paints, energy start certified appliances, insulation made from recycled blue jeans, ceiling baffles made from recycled composite board, low voltage, low heat lighting, furniture made from reclaimed wood, and much more - all the way down to the 100 percent post consumer toilet paper in their bathrooms.
Paul and Lisa bring over 25 years of business expertise to Pizza Fusion. Prior to Pizza Fusion, Paul specialized in Information Technology where he managed IT departments for major corporations. Lisa's background includes the financial services industry, where she is currently employed by Fiserv, Inc. as a Senior Account Executive.
Pizza Fusion is considering Area Developer and Franchise candidates to open several locations throughout New York and New Jersey.
Founded in the best interest of the individual and the environment, Pizza Fusion combines a fresh, organic menu with an industry-leading environmental approach to restaurant service in chic dining destinations built to LEED certification standards. Pizza Fusion specializes in a full-service approach to gourmet pizza, ciabatta sandwiches, salads, desserts, and organic beers and wines, all in their purest form - untainted by artificial additives, such as pesticides, preservatives, antibiotics and hormones. With numerous franchises opening across the U.S., Pizza Fusion is pioneering the organic and environmental restaurant movement as the most eco-friendly restaurant in America.