May 30, 2013 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (www.villaenterprises.com), a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced the reopening of two Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen locations along the Florida Turnpike. As part of the Florida Turnpike’s multi-million dollar system-wide service plaza reconstruction project, renovated concepts opened recently at the Fort Drum and Turkey Lake service plazas.
“Millions of people travel along the Florida Turnpike each day – whether they are heading home, commuting to work or just passing through,” said Adam Torine, senior vice president of business development at Villa Enterprises Management. “Our concepts have been in a number of the service plazas for several years and it’s given us a great opportunity to serve the local community and travelers with delicious, convenient food, and the renovation project is making a great impact on our visitors.”
To date, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen has locations at three of the eight service plazas along the 312-mile Florida Turnpike, including Fort Pierce and the recently revamped Fort Drum and Turkey Lake locations. The service plazas on the Turnpike are open 24-hours a day and feature a variety of dining and retail options, indoor play areas for children, water features, and educational kiosks, among other amenities.
As Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen continues its expansion in the Sunshine State, the latest openings increase the restaurant brand to more than 25 locations throughout the state. In addition, Villa Enterprises Management currently operates more than 330 concepts across 38 U.S. states, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and seven additional countries.
Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with more than 330 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and seven additional countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.
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