Pizza Fusion Teams Up With MERA Corporation for Airport Expansion

South Florida Based Organic Pizza Franchisor in Final Bidding Process for Two Locations at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

BOCA RATON, FL - (Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - Pizza Fusion (http://www.pizzafusion.com), the national organic pizza franchisor, has announced a strategic alliance with MERA Corporation, a foodservice contract management company, to expand the chain into airports throughout the United States.

Their first stop is Fort Lauderdale International Airport where MERA is in the final stages of bidding for two Pizza Fusion restaurants at terminals one and two. If awarded, Pizza Fusion will join Johnny Rockets, Peet's Coffee, Smash Burger, Betty's Soul Food, Which Wich, and Wolfgang Puck Fresh Express, as well as local brands The Floridian, 15th Street Fisheries, Duffy's Grill, and ARC Broward Culinary Institute, at the airport's food and beverage concessions.

"We selected MERA for its seasoned operational team. Their expertise lends to our objective of developing Pizza Fusion with strong owner operators behind the brand," Vaughan Lazar, CEO of Pizza Fusion states. "And what better way to kick off our relationship with MERA than by targeting the Fort Lauderdale airport? The opportunity to represent our home town, where it all started for Pizza Fusion, is very exciting."

In addition to the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Pizza Fusion and MERA are targeting a number of airports nationally. "We are glad to have Pizza Fusion in our proposal," Rafael Aguirre Gómez, chairman and CEO of MERA corporation states. "Their innovative approach to fresh and healthy foodservice is unique and will lead our efforts for a healthier offering throughout the entire airport sector. We look forward to pursuing other opportunities at airports throughout the U.S. hand-in-hand with Pizza Fusion."

About Pizza Fusion

Founded in the best interest of the individual and the environment, Pizza Fusion is the #1 green franchise in North America. Based out of Boca Raton, FL, the all-natural pizza restaurant chain offers fresh, natural, and healthier foods at its eco-friendly locations worldwide. Pizza Fusion's mission is to uphold the highest level of integrity in all they do, from the quality and origin of their food to their care for the health of their customers and the environment. The nationally expanding restaurant chain was recognized by Nation's Restaurant News in 2010 with its "Hot Concept" award. Pizza Fusion, "Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time." For additional information on Pizza Fusion, visit http://www.pizzafusion.com.

About MERA Corporation

Based in Mexico, MERA Corporation is a foodservice company specializing in contract management and restaurant development. Managing 24 partner and original brands internationally, MERA has a growing portfolio of successful foodservice establishments. For more than 20 years, the company has owned and operated franchises, quick-service restaurants, food courts, snack-bars, and cafés at airports, hotels, and high traffic city locations. For more information on MERA Corporation, visit http://www.meracorporation.com.

Contact:

Eric Haley
RedLetter
(561) 922-7334

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