April 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced Villa Italian Kitchen is now open at Pittsburg International Airport, Pittsburg, PA. The airport recently completed their master plan to improve customer experience with a $10 million renovation of the airport’s airside terminal, which created a new retail mall and Center Core Food Court. Villa Italian Kitchen is conveniently located in this Food Court and features a variety of freshly made menu items daily.
“Villa is proud to watch guests at the newly renovated Pittsburg International Airport enjoying our popular New York style pizza and famous Stromboli,” said Adam Torine, Executive Vice President of Development, Villa Enterprises. “A slice of pizza or a homemade Stromboli can make a long layover and time pass quickly when waiting for a flight!”
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 or 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 400 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, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in VA and two locations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
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 new restaurants at Pittsburg International Airport, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.
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 400 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.
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