Neapolitan Express to Franchise Cutting Edge Brand Through Fransmart Agreement

Neapolitan Express Announces Global Fast Casual Expansion Program

June 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // New York, NY - Neapolitan Express, the only authentic Neapolitan pizza brand whose business revolves around fast casual dining and environmental social responsibility, is carrying the momentum of its successful eco-friendly mobile Neapolitan Pizzeria into an agreement with Fransmart, the global leader in franchising innovative fast casual restaurants. The company, which uses the highest quality organic, 100% non-GMO ingredients, free from additives and preservatives, will now be available as a franchise investment opportunity through the development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys and Qdoba Mexican Grill. Neapolitan Express has plans to develop 300 franchise units including both brick and mortars and food trucks, within the next three years.

In addition to a fleet of mobile pizzerias powered exclusively by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), Neapolitan Express opened two company restaurant locations in New York City; including one in Harlem on East 111th Street and the recently opened flagship location at 40 Wall Street in the iconic Trump Building as the first pizzeria to ever open on Wall Street.

Each Neapolitan Express unit contains a hand-built electric Italian oven, powered by clean CNG, capable of reaching over 900 degrees and producing the highest-quality Neapolitan-style pizza in less than 90 seconds. Combining the talents of World Champion, Master Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani, Director of Culinary for Neapolitan Express, state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge, green initiatives, Neapolitan Express is uniquely positioned to become a leader in the fastest growing sector in the food industry.

"We have been fortunate to have various industry innovators like Clean Energy Fuels as a partner, and now with Fransmart, has helped our company grow from a single pizza truck into a national franchise brand,” says Max Crespo, Founder of Neapolitan Express and Move Systems. “The fast casual sector is seeing explosive growth. We feel that Neapolitan Express is uniquely positioned where the public is headed - delivering the highest quality product, free from additives and preservatives and produced in an environmentally responsible way."

“Neapolitan Express is the next big thing in fast casual pizza, says Fransmart CEO, Dan Rowe. “We are excited about this brand because they are able to deliver a top-rated pizza in the demanding New York City market.”

“Neapolitan Express represents the best of New York with its superior tasting pizza and its desire to deliver it to customers in a sustainable manner,” said Peter Grace, Clean Energy Fuels Senior Vice President for Sales. “We’re honored to include Fransmart’s deep franchising capabilities to the partnership to expand Neapolitan’s delicious food and the benefits of operating with clean, less-expensive natural gas to new areas of the country.”

The first Neapolitan Express food truck was launched in 2012 with the support of then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg and energy innovator T. Boone Pickens. The company aims to lead the modernization of the dining industry through an emphasis on the highest quality product, environmental impact and public wellness. The Neapolitan Express goal is to create the original 19th century classic Neapolitan Pizza, using eco-friendly 21st century technology.

As the global leader in the development of restaurant franchises, Fransmart has a strong track record of expanding forward-thinking restaurants into global brands. Their current and past portfolio brands have opened restaurants in more than 35 countries. Through both company expansion and franchising, Neapolitan Express is seeking out territories in key markets like D.C., Boston, Philly and Chicago, while continuing to expand in their home market of New York.

For more information, visit http://neapolitanexpress.com.

About Neapolitan Express

Neapolitan Express is the only authentic Neapolitan pizza brand whose business revolves around fast casual dining and environmental social responsibility. Our company mantras "Fast food should be good food" & "Doing well by doing good" guide our decisions on ingredients as well as our approach to the environment. Launched in 2012 supported by legendary Energy Magnate, T. Boone Pickens and then New York City Mayor, Mike Bloomberg, our company committed to use the highest quality organic, 100% non-GMO ingredients, free from additives and preservatives. Our innovative approach and technology, such as Clean Energy Fuels, bring customers affordable Neapolitan Style pizza in less than 60 seconds. All of our ingredients - San Marzano tomatoes, Double ’00 Caputo flour, Mozzarella di Bufala and locally grown organic fresh basil - are world-renowned for their quality and flavor. We use the only open mouth electric oven, uniquely designed and hand built in Italy, which are able to reach 900 degrees and able to create a Zero Emission Neapolitan Pizzeria. We were the first company to launch a food truck completely powered by Clean Energy Fuels, helping our planet be a cleaner, greener and better place. Learn more about Neapolitan Express franchising opportunities

SOURCE Neapolitan Express

Media Contact:

Casey Thorp
Casey@fransmart.com
Neapolitan Express

Justine DiGiglio
Justine@nicholaslence.com
212.205.6632

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