January 18, 2011 // Franchising.com // Orlando, Florida - Today, Flippers Pizzeria released new details on upcoming locations in Winter Springs and University Commons near the University of Central Florida.
According to executives at Flippers Pizzeria, the new restaurant in Winter Springs, Florida on Red Bug Lake Road is now open. "This is our first franchised location in Central Florida," said Ian Schneider, Vice President of Flippers Pizzeria Franchising, LLC. "We are very excited to be making company history today."
In September of 2010, Flippers Pizzeria executives and David Lo of Delocie LLC signed the company's first multi-unit franchise deal. The new Red Bug location in Winter Springs is part of this partnership.
Don Howard, President of Flippers Pizzeria says that this first franchise location is the beginning for what he predicts a busy 2011 for Flippers Pizzeria: "We're getting a high amount of interest from investors around Florida and other parts of the country—It's very exciting," said Howard. "We're proud to welcome David Lo and his team to the Flippers Pizzeria family, and we look forward to developing a very successful partnership."
The Red Bug restaurant is one of two locations scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2011. Founders of Flippers Pizzeria, Todd Dennis and Scott Kousaie, say that a new corporate location will soon be opening at University Commons near the University of Central Florida at Alafaya Trail and Corporate Boulevard.
"This new location will fill a void in the highly populated education corridor of Orlando," said Dennis. "We've been considering an opening in that area for a while now, and we've found the perfect location at University Commons."
Dennis and his team are looking forward to a busy year with new openings and new franchise partners: "It's taken months of planning to do this right, but we're finally seeing some tremendous growth and interest in the Flippers Pizzeria brand."
Flippers Pizzeria operates eight locations throughout Central Florida with three new franchise-partner restaurants opening up in 2011 along with additional corporate locations. Since 1987, Flippers Pizzeria has been serving Central Florida's tourists, residents, students, and businesses while making numerous charitable donations to the local community.
"Fresh Honest Ingredients." From authentic brick-oven baked pizzas and pastas, to handcrafted calzones and flatbreads, Flippers Pizzeria maintains consistency in taste and freshness. Customers have the option of enjoying a delicious Flippers meal in the comfortable, family friendly environment of their restaurants or the convenience of pick-up and delivery services. Flippers Pizzeria is one of the only delivery services that offer the quality of authentic brick-oven-baked pizza. There are currently 8 locations in Central Florida, with four new locations planned to open in the first quarter of 2011. For more information about the company and franchising opportunities, visit www.flipperspizzeria.com or follow Flippers Pizzeria on Facebook and Twitter.