Mo' Burger and Villa Italian Kitchen Flagship Join Arizona Mills Shopping Center Food Court, Near Completion

March 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Villa Enterprises, a multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, opened two more of its concepts – Villa Italian Kitchen and Mo’ Burger – at Arizona Mills Shopping Center located in Tempe, AZ as part of its food court management deal with the mall. The final phase of the renovation is anticipated this spring with the completion of a renovated food court seating area.

Mo’ Burger’s menu features a Make Your Own Mo option that allows guests to build a customized burger, starting with a single, double or triple beef patty; choice of cheese; and a variety of topping choices, all served on a potato or everything bun. The menu also includes signature burgers, fresh-cut fries, and made-from-scratch onion rings. Guests can round out their meals with a selection of desserts, including hand-spun frozen custard and signature Piecretes – a slice of pie blended into fresh custard. The new flagship Villa Italian Kitchen will offer an expanded menu, introducing several new handheld items including a variety of sandwiches and wraps.

"For the past year, we’ve been overseeing the renovation of the food court at the shopping center, and are thrilled to open up two more concepts," said Villa Enterprises’ Senior Vice President of Business Development, Adam Torine. "The new food court is now home to eight of our restaurants and we are excited about the upcoming completion."

The 11,500 square foot food court also features the company’s Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries, and Far East brands, as well as two new concepts to the Villa Enterprises portfolio, Sukotto Japanese Grill and Tinta Mexicana.

The Arizona Mills project continues the fulfillment of Villa Enterprises’ strategic growth initiative focused on multi-unit opportunities and expansion of management services to operate entire food courts within malls, outlet centers, casinos and airports, both domestically and internationally.

To learn more about Villa Enterprises, visit www.villaenterprises.com.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises began as small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization celebrating its 50th anniversary with more than 330 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high traffic locations. Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 38 U.S. states and nine additional countries. Villa also operates 11 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

SOURCE Villa Enterprises

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Stefanie Rumpf
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