June 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // ???MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating over 50 years in business, announced their participation in the International Franchise Expo (IFE), June 18 through 20 at The Javits Center, 36th Street and 11th Avenue, New York City. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Villa’s unique franchise brand portfolio including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, and South Philly Steaks & Fries which can be found across 40 U.S. states and eight additional countries, at booth #821. Attendees are invited to visit Villa’s booth #821 at the Expo where headquarters members’ will be on-hand to answer questions.
The IFE is the biggest franchise expo in the world, with thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners attending. Last year’s IFE attracted more than 19,000 attendees from 96 countries, and more than 400 exhibitors. Not only is the franchise economic output estimated to increase by 5.4 percent, to $889 billion this year, the IFE is expecting record- breaking attendance - likely to exceed 20,000 visitors, with 450 of the top franchises exhibiting.
“Villa is proud to participate in the 2015 International Franchise Expo,” said Matt Von Klemperer, Director of Franchise Development, Villa Enterprises. “We are excited to offer franchise opportunities for Villa Italian Kitchen with its 50 years of history to our updated decor and menu offerings, along with our other brands, Green Leaf’s Salads, Bananas Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries among our franchise opportunities.”
Starting with its first pizzeria in New York City over 50 years ago, the company’s Villa Italian Kitchen flagship brand now has more than 300 locations worldwide. Villa Italian Kitchen is a quick-serve concept which features Neapolitan and pan pizzas made with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and fresh sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is also a favorite, while Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner.
The 50 year old Villa Enterprises is continuing to grow through franchise opportunities and has been recognized as one of the best QSR franchise opportunities. Villa offers 4 individual Quick Service Brands with a variety of food offerings. Ideal Franchise candidates will have a proven business track record, a solid organization, an established net worth and, above all else, a passion for developing and operating an American-style business domestically or abroad. More information go here [http://www.villafranchising.com/villa-enterprises-franchising.aspx].
Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce to make their New York style Italian pizza. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, the family or events. Villa’s famous handmade Stromboli is a favorite, and Italian Pastas and Entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. For more information go here [https://www.facebook.com/villa.fresh.italian.kitchen].
Green Leaf’s specialty is made-to-order while you watch salads. Guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings and a friendly team member tosses it for you! Delicious wraps, grilled Panini and specialty sandwiches offer guests a meal made from the freshest ingredients and offer a healthy option. Green Leaf’s catering is very popular and available for any occasion. For more information go here [https://www.facebook.com/GreenLeafsBananas].
Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt Whether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie, Bananas uses nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients to make delicious combinations. Real fruit smoothies and good-for-you snacks, meal replacement options, as well as nondairy fruit frosties, nonfat frozen yogurt sundaes, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings, round out the menu. For more information go here [http://www.bananasyogurt.com/bananas-smoothies-frozen-yogurt.aspx].
South Philly Steaks & Fries is a favorite for fans who enjoy the famous cheese steaks and fresh-cut fries! Fried Pickle Chips are a favorite along with the chicken cheese steaks, wings and steak bowls. South Philly’s crowd pleaser menu satisfies even the heartiest of appetites! For more information go here [http://www.southphillysteaksandfries.com/south-philly-steak-and-fries-restaurant.aspx].
Over the past several years, Villa Enterprises has focused on franchising, multi-unit opportunities, expansion of management services, and 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, and casinos 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 30 Airport locations in the U. S. For Villa Franchising information please visit: http://www.villafranchising.com/villa-enterprises-franchising.aspx.
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, and South Philly Steaks & Fries, 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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