34 New Villa Italian Kitchen Locations Now Open in Malls Across the U.S.

34 Recently acquired units have been transformed into Villa Italian Kitchen with New York Style Pizza and Stromboli along with Italian Entrees and Salads

October 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises announced today it has opened 34 Villa Italian Kitchen quick-serve restaurants in regional malls throughout the U.S. The units were acquired in April from Chicago-based General Growth Properties, Inc. and have been transformed into the popular, 50 year old Villa Italian Kitchen brand.

The thirty-four new Villa Italian Kitchen mall locations total over 27,000 square feet of commercial space and are now open at: The Mall In Columbia MD, Altamonte Mall FL, Galleria At Tyler CA, The Park At Arlington TX, Willowbrook Mall TX, Cumberland Mall GA, Pembroke Lakes FL, Staten Island Mall NY, Peachtree Mall GA, Colombia Mall MO, Governors Square FL, Park City Center PA, Visalia Mall CA, Quail Springs Mall OK, Sooner Mall OK, Columbiana Centre SC, Apache Mall MN, Brassmill Center CT, River Hills Mall MN, Alderwood WA, Market Place Shopping IL, The Maine Mall ME, Florence Mall KY, Tucson Mall AZ, Eastridge Mall CA, Westlake Center WA, Northtown Mall WA, Providence Place RI, Lakeside Mall MI, Oglethorpe Mall GA, Stonestown Galleria CA, Bellis Fair WA, Lynnhaven Mall VA and White Marsh Mall MD.

"Villa Italian Kitchen is now open in 33 more malls across the United States," says Villa Enterprises' CEO, Anthony Scotto. "As a restaurant operator for over 50 years, Villa is proud to watch guests in new markets enjoying our pizza, Stromboli and Italian specialties."

Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa's handmade Stromboli is also a favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, the family and events.

Starting with its first pizzeria in New York City 50 years ago, the company's Villa Italian Kitchen flagship brand now has more than 270 locations worldwide. Over the past several years, Villa Enterprises has focused on multi-unit opportunities, expansion of management services, the creation of new restaurant concepts in response to market demand and international growth with a focus on the Middle East and Latin America. Today, the company's portfolio has grown to include more than 370 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

The company is successfully managing and outfitting entire food courts within malls, outlet centers, casinos and airports throughout the U.S. including the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe, AZ, and Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in VA.

Villa was founded 50 years ago, and built its business on the strict loyalty to authentic old-world recipes that Michele Scotto brought with him from Naples, Italy in 1964. From the first pizzeria that opened in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York, to their thirty-six new restaurants now open, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

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 a 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 370 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa's QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha's. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

SOURCE Villa Enterprises

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Linda Duke
Chief Executive Officer
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www.dukemarketing.com

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