PizzaRev Announces Addition of Four Franchisee Groups
Franchise Expansion Will Add New Locations in San Diego County, Orange County, Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota & South Dakota
January 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES - PizzaRev, a leader in the fast-casual build-your-own pizza space, today announced signed agreements with four franchisee groups covering territory in five states. "These four exceptional franchise groups, along with our partner and first franchisee Buffalo Wild Wings, will each add tremendously to the PizzaRev story," stated PizzaRev Co-CEO Rodney Eckerman. The deals will bring new units to San Diego County, Orange County, Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Away We Dough, LLC
Away We Dough, LLC is part of William Tell, Inc. based in Salt Lake City, UT. Jeff Meyer and John Prince own and operate 18 Applebee's and eight Famous Dave's in Utah and Washington. The Restaurant Finance Monitor placed William Tell, Inc. at 151st of the Top 200 franchisees in the U.S. based on annual revenue. Away We Dough, LLC will be developing three PizzaRev restaurants in Utah.
Crafty Pizza, Inc.
Founded by Arnold Lieberman and David Lieberman, Design Development Company is best known for its work in the hospitality industry, responsible for numerous award winning hotels, restaurant and night club projects throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their client list includes Hard Rock Café, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill, Walt Disney Company, Mimi's Café, and Flemings Prime Steakhouse. Jason Lieberman is an attorney and a real estate broker at Law Office of Lieberman and Ross and at Coldwell Banker. Crafty Pizza, Inc. will be developing 12 PizzaRev restaurants in Orange County. "We believe PizzaRev is the natural sustainable progression of the very large pizza segment of the restaurant industry. The attention to the quality of the ingredients, the standards of the design and culture in the restaurants and the unparalleled support from the franchisor brings PizzaRev to the top of the class in this segment. We are extremely excited about our opportunity in the development of PizzaRev units in Orange County, California and are aggressively pursuing locations."
TNT Pizza, Inc.
Todd Porter owns and operates nine Applebee's, two Chevys and three Johnny Carino's in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Todd has been active in the Applebee's organization where he sits on the Franchise Advisory Board and has been very involved in his community of Sioux Falls. TNT Pizza, Inc. will be developing three PizzaRev restaurants in Sioux Falls, SD, Fargo, ND and Lincoln, Nebraska.
RFP Group, Inc.
Four brothers from New Jersey that grew up a few blocks from the original Jersey Mike's are PizzaRev franchisees in North San Diego County. They currently own and operate three Jersey Mike's in North San Diego County and will be developing five PizzaRev restaurants. "We're very fortunate to be part of the PizzaRev team. They are head and shoulders above the rest in the exciting new trend in fast-casual pizza and we look forward to growing the brand in San Diego ... best product, best presentation and best partners."
PizzaRev is a Los Angeles-based fast casual Pizza chain that has re-invented the way America eats its favorite food by presenting a truly interactive dining experience where customers craft their own pizzas choosing from a wide variety of high-quality ingredients, in any amount, for one price. PizzaRev fires its pizzas in a stone-hearth oven which produces a delicious, crispy Roman-style thin pizza in just 3 minutes.
PizzaRev was founded in 2012 by longtime entertainment industry executives Irv Zuckerman and Rodney Eckerman, who bring Fortune 500 executive operating experience along with their Management team of highly experienced and long-tenured restaurant operators. PizzaRev announced a strategic partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2013, and Buffalo Wild Wings will open the first PizzaRev franchise location in early 2014. For a list of all PizzaRev locations visit www.pizzarev.com/locations.
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