January 31, 2011 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, TX - Mr. Gatti's, LP today announced the re-opening of the Belton, TX location under a new franchise agreement with Papanana Enterprises, Inc. New owner Glenn Deringer enthusiastically rejoins the Gatti's Pizza franchise family. After getting reacquainted with the Gatti's brand and undergoing an intensive training program offered by Gatti's Corporate Support Center, Deringer re-opened the Belton location on Tuesday, January 18th.
"We are thrilled to bring a new level of excitement to Belton," said Mike Mrlik, CEO for Mr. Gatti's, LP. "We are excited to have Glenn Derringer, as he will provide a family-friendly atmosphere with a one-of-a-kind experience filled with food that comforts your soul. People still have incredibly fond memories of the brand. Before we even opened, customers were anxiously anticipating the re-opening," says Mrlik.
"We are receiving many positive comments and guests are excited that we are back," said Barry Hill, Gatti's Franchise Business Consultant, who is assisted with the store opening.
"By the end of its fiscal year this April, Gatti's will have 130 restaurants in eleven states," Mrlik said.
The Gatti's Pizza Belton restaurant is located at 2170 N. Main in the Oak Village Center. Hours of operation are 11a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Guests may dine-in or place a pick-up order by calling (254) 939-2200.
Through its Gatti's Pizza and GattiTown locations, Mr. Gatti's, LP is committed to offering its dine-in, pickup and delivery customers the freshest, best-tasting food at each of its stores in eleven states throughout the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest, just as the first location did in 1969. Purchased by Blue Sage Capital in 2004, the Austin-based company is privately held. For more information about Gatti's Pizza, visit www.gattispizza.com.