LOS ANGELES - October 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - PizzaRev, a fast-casual build-your-own pizza concept, announced today the addition of five franchise groups to develop the brand throughout Denver, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Long Island, NY and Columbus, OH. PizzaRev plans to open at least 40 franchise locations across the markets.
"Our new franchise partners share our passion for better, faster pizza - and they recognize the tremendous opportunity to bring the best fast-casual pizza experience to their respective markets," said Irv Zuckerman, co-founder and CEO of PizzaRev. "We’re proud to work with accomplished multi-unit restaurant operators who are as eager to expand the PizzaRev-olution as we are."
Beyond its 12 corporate locations in greater Los Angeles, PizzaRev currently operates franchise locations across four states. Last quarter, franchises opened in the Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Austin, and Orange County, CA markets. PizzaRev’s new franchise partners and the markets they will develop include:
Denver – PizzaRev development led by seasoned restaurateur and founding partner of QK Inc. restaurant group, Dough Koch; he adds PizzaRev to a portfolio of 90 Denny’s restaurants and six Del Taco restaurants across eight states.
Washington D.C. – Former Managing Director of International Development for Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., Mo Sawda, will bring PizzaRev to Northern Virginia, including Washington D.C. Sawda previously managed his own restaurant consulting company and also held upper management positions with Burger King and Denny’s.
Long Island, NY - Chuck Kwon, former operator of six Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants across Long Island, NY and Connecticut, will be among the first to bring PizzaRev to the East Coast. He is also a former Hooters franchise owner.
Las Vegas - Tom McDonald & co. currently operate 27 Burger King restaurants throughout Las Vegas and Phoenix as well as nine Panera Bread restaurants across Orange County, CA. McDonald and business partner Steve Keith will open the first PizzaRev in Nevada.
Columbus, OH – Thomas Pilbeam and Jack Thompson will add PizzaRev to a portfolio of 28 Denny’s restaurants across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
PizzaRev is a "build-your-own" fast-casual pizza concept that has reinvented the way America eats its favorite food. Guests are empowered to fully customize a personal-sized 11" pizza for under $8. Homemade dough options, flavorful sauces, delicious cheeses, and over 30+ fresh toppings, everything is on display at PizzaRev and assembled right before your eyes. The pizzas are then fired in a 900-degree, stone-hearth oven which produces a thin and crispy Roman-style pizza in just three minutes. Los Angeles-based PizzaRev was founded in 2012; the executive team possesses a combination of Fortune 500 operating experience and high-profile restaurant management.
PizzaRev is currently franchising and announced a strategic partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2013. The company currently has 12 corporate restaurants and six franchise locations in operation, with additional franchises under development across Washington, D.C. and 11 states: CA, CO, MN, MO, ND, NV, NY, OH, SD, TX and UT.
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