March 07, 2011 // Franchising.com // Orlando, Florida – Today, Flippers Pizzeria announced Grand Opening details for a new franchise location in Lake Mary, Florida. The new location for Flippers Pizzeria, an Orlando pizza company with a 24- year presence in the Central Florida community, will be owned and operated by Tom Ronzino, President of Zinofam Pizza, LLC. The opening for the new pizza franchise is scheduled March 2011.
Ronzino is excited to be opening a brand new Flippers Pizzeria franchise location in Central Florida. "I have been a proud supporter of Flippers Pizzeria for years, and as soon as I heard about the franchise opportunities offered by the company, I knew that I had to become a part of it," said Ronzino. "I am very passionate about offering consumers delicious food made from quality ingredients, so Flippers Pizzeria was the perfect fit for our franchise team… I am very excited about opening our doors this month."
According to Flippers executives, this is the second pizza franchise location for Flippers Pizzeria in Central Florida since November 2010, the first of which was the Red Bug (Winter Springs) location.
The Flippers Pizzeria corporate team is happy to have Tom on board. "Tom has an excellent understanding of our company culture and our experience in the industry," said Ian Schneider, Vice President of Franchise Development at Flippers Pizzeria. "We are honored to have him as one of our first pizza franchise owners."
Flippers Pizzeria has been operating in Central Florida since 1987 and just recently started offering pizza franchise opportunities in late 2010. According to Ben Richardson, Vice President of Operations at Flippers Pizzeria, "… the response to the franchise opportunity has been tremendous to both Orlando pizza lovers and pizza fanatics around the country."
Josh Hogan, Director of Training and Development explained why Flippers Pizzeria is so attractive to franchisees: "What sets us apart from other pizza companies is our commitment to fresh, honest ingredients and our passion for the perfect pizza… Our freshness promise, paired with our well-established brand and a proven operational model makes Flippers Pizzeria very attractive to the right pizza franchise owner."
According to the company's website, other competitive advantages that make the Flippers Pizzeria brand attractive to franchisees like Ronzino include a management team with over 70 years of combined experience, extensive training and support for each franchisee, and a national marketing and advertising firm that supports both the company and the franchise restaurants.
Flippers Pizzeria currently maintains a strong brand presence in the Central Florida area, with ten successful locations—the latest of which opened at University Commons near the University of Central Florida. The new Lake Mary franchise location will increase the number of Flippers Pizzeria's locations to eleven total Orlando pizza restaurants.
Since 1987, Flippers Pizzeria has been serving Central Florida's tourists, residents, students, and businesses the perfect pizza 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. For more information about the company and franchising opportunities, visit www.flipperspizzeria.com or follow Flippers Pizzeria on Facebook (facebook.com/flipperspizzeria) and Twitter (@flipperspizzaus).