FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pizza Fusion announced the opening of its first international franchise in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia through a master franchise development agreement with Samir Food Co., Ltd., a Samir Group company. The new Saudi Arabian Pizza Fusion is located on Prince Abdullah Street at the Rawoda Star center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Pizza Fusion Jeddah marks Samir Food's first of many locations to open throughout Saudi Arabia with additional locations planned for Jeddah and Riyadh City, in the near future.
"We're very pleased to announce the opening of Pizza Fusion's first international franchise in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia," Mark Begelman, CEO of Pizza Fusion, states. "We look forward to a long, successful relationship with Samir Group as we introduce Saudi Arabia to Pizza Fusion's delicious, organic menu."
Samir Group has a proven track record of successful franchising, which began over 55 years ago with Kodak. Today, Samir Group distributes and represents over 60 multinational companies worldwide. "We're proud to open our first Pizza Fusion and look forward to introducing Pizza Fusion's organic menu Kingdom wide as we foster the brand to new heights in Saudi Arabia," Georges Chaoul, business development manager at Samir Food Co., Ltd., states. "We're very pleased with the response we continue to receive from Jeddah residents. The restaurant has been packed with curious customers; their reviews speak praise to the quality and taste of Pizza Fusion's organic menu."
Pizza Fusion Jeddah is approximately 3,000 square feet and features many of the eco-friendly building elements that Pizza Fusion includes in its restaurants in the United States, such as Energy Star certified equipment, non-VOC paints, FSC certified wood cabinetry, smart lighting systems, low flaw facets, and more.
Pizza Fusion's agreement with Saudi Arabia represents its first international expansion. Pizza Fusion is currently considering additional international candidates with demonstrated expertise with growing brands in new markets.
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 organic pizza, focaccia sandwiches, salads, and desserts.