April 04, 2011 // Franchising.com // Lafayette, LA — Gatti's Pizza returns to Lafayatte after 13 years when Foodservice Management Systems (FMS) opens a new GattiTown family entertainment center on April 4, 2011. The 45,000 sq. ft. GattiTown includes an All You Care-to-Eat buffet, an expansive Midway arcade, VIP/birthday rooms, attractions like bumper cars, Go Karts, and more.
The All You Care-to-Eat buffet includes Gatti's signature pizzas, Spa-Gatti pastas, a salad bar, baked potato bar, and desserts. Diners can choose from four themed dining rooms: the Courtyard Café and Library for relaxed, quiet dining; the Plaza Theatre, which shows movies and cartoons; and Gatti's Park, featuring sports on the big screen.
The 20,000+ sq. ft. Midway arcade and attractions section includes state-of-the-art video and redemption games of skill, bumper cars, mini bowling, Go Karts, mini-Golf and more. Tickets won in these games can be redeemed at the Gatti's Goods counter for games and toys.
The new GattiTown is located at 4533 Johnston Street in Lafayette and will employ over 120 people from the community.
Foodservice Management Systems, LLC, is a franchisee of the Mr. Gatti's, LP company and opening the new GattiTown in Lafayette. In 2011, FMS is expanding from 14 family entertainment centers in three states to 18 in five states. FMS currently operates 17 Gatti's Pizza and GattiTown stores in Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma and now Louisiana. Besides the Lafayette store, FMS recently opened up GattiTown family entertainment centers in Oklahoma City, OK and El Paso, TX with another GattiTown scheduled to open soon in Sugarland, TX. All are larger than the current GattiTown footprint, ranging from 45,000 - 60,000 sq. ft. each.
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 twelve 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.