NEW DELHI - Feb. 28, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Round Table Pizza, an American pizza restaurant icon known for gourmet quality and fresh innovation announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with South Asian Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd. to develop 50 restaurants in India. The leading west coast pizza brand will focus on serving its premium pizza to the growing middle class in India craving better tasting pizza. The first Round Table Pizza restaurant is expected to open by yearend. This brings the total number of international Round Table Pizza restaurants operating or slated for development to 97.
“India has one of the fastest growing and most vibrant economies in the world and they value premium brands like Round Table Pizza,” notes Round Table Pizza CEO Rob McCourt. “We are excited to work with South Asian Hospitality Services Pvt. ltd., which has the experience and resources to bring our dedication to families and serving a superb pizza to India.”
“We are proud to bring the great taste of Round Table Pizza to India,” said Ms. Bela Juneja, Director of South Asian Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd. “Our customers deserve Round Table’s delicious west coast pizza made with the highest quality ingredients after years of compromising with discount brands in India.”
Founded in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, Round Table Pizza was founded by Bill Larson in 1959 to create a place where families could relax and share a superb pizza. More than fifty years later, Round Table Pizza remains true to its founder’s vision with 450 restaurants across the western United States and the world. Round Table’s signature tagline, "The Last Honest Pizza", describes its commitment to quality and authenticity.
South Asian Hospitality Services, based in New Delhi, is one of the largest multi-brand restaurant management companies in India. It operates more than 50 restaurants in India with over 1000 employees. The company has master franchise rights of known international brands, such as Rita’s Italian Ice from the United States and Muffin Break “Café Bakery brand” from Australia, and national brands, including Moti Mahal, Nirula’s, Rajdhani, Wagh Bakri Tea Lounge, and Punjab Sweets. It operates in 15 cities in India with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Punjab and South India.
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