Road to 100: The Pizza Press to Achieve 100-units Awarded in Q4

Record-Breaking Growth in 2017 for Build-Your-Own Pizza Franchise Signals Strong Start to 2018

October 19, 2017 // Franchising.com // ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Pizza Press, a leading fast-casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant has carved out a niche in the popular build-your-own space, offering fresh, local ingredients in a restaurant that quickly serves up a unique costumer experience. Taking a bite out of the $43 billion industry, The Pizza Press aims to control a larger slice of the market and build on its current store footprint - achieving 100-units awarded by year-end.

Based in Anaheim, California, the rapidly growing franchise has nearly 16 locations open in southern California, Texas and Florida, with plans to open 30 restaurants total by the end of 2017. Poised to reach 100-units awarded in Q4, The Pizza Press aims to build on this momentum with eyes set on 200 locations awarded by 2020 - doubling its number of units in a year and half.

“This is a major milestone for our brand as we’re committed to inspiring locally-owned franchise growth to both provide a great pizza concept for customers and create a positive impact on communities at large,” said Dara Maleki, CEO and founder of The Pizza Press. “This mission paired with a sound infrastructure designed for success is what continues to attract well-suited franchise partners dedicated to growing our brand and breaking into new markets.”

Most recently, the brand has signed an eight-unit deal in Sacramento, a five-unit North Carolina deal, a two-unit Hawaii deal and a five-unit deal in Colorado. The Pizza Press is also looking for further development with other strategic partners for multi-unit owners within Colorado, Washington, Florida, California, Texas, North Carolina, Hawaii and Pennsylvania.

The Pizza Press has already begun international development, with a location open in China and plans to open locations in Mexico and Canada in the next fiscal year. Helping implement these aggressive growth goals is Mo Hayat who has joined the brand as an equity partner and will serve as Chief Development Officer and General Counsel. Hayat is a seasoned, results-driven executive and entrepreneur with demonstrated leadership and dealmaker skills drawing on over 20 years of industry experience.

“The potential for The Pizza Press to infiltrate the category with its unique and cohesive concept in not only competitive but also lesser saturated markets is enormous,” said Hayat. “Our success is due to the brand’s superior product, unique ambience and exceptional customer experience.”

The Pizza Press is a unique concept dedicated to elevating the build-your-own pizza model to an experiential level, by creating an immersive 1920s Americana newspaper theme in which great food, craft beer, ambiance, and service are combined. Inspired by the mechanized dough press, The Pizza Press harkens back to an industrialized era when newspapers were the foundation of the community.

Editors help guests create their own custom pizzas or select one of the signature pizzas named after major newspapers such as The Times, The Tribune, The Chronicle, and others. The pizzas are published in just under four minutes and can be paired delectably with typically more than 24 different craft beers on tap, which change regularly and regionally. Build your own and deliciously prepared salads, gluten-free dough, and vegan cheese and topping options are also available.

The franchise is offering prospects exciting opportunities to be a part of the company’s nationwide growth. The brand is looking to develop in all types of areas - metropolitan, college towns, suburban and non-traditional locations. Expanding its footprint nationwide, target development states on the east and west coasts include Oregon, Utah, South Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey and Wyoming. Development in the Midwest includes South Idaho and Ohio, and southern region development is focused on Arizona, Tennessee, Louisiana, New Mexico and Georgia.

For more information on The Pizza Press franchising, call 844-84-PRESS or visit http://www.thepizzapress.com/franchising/.

About The Pizza Press

The Pizza Press is a unique concept dedicated to elevating the ‘build your own pizza’ model to an experiential level, by creating an immersive 1920s Americana newspaper theme in which great food, craft beer, ambiance, and service are combined. The theme, inspired by the mechanized dough press, The Pizza Press harkens back to an industrialized era when newspapers were the foundation of the local community. Founded in 2012 and based in Anaheim, California, The Pizza Press is a rapidly growing franchise with 16 locations in Southern California, Texas and Florida, and plans to open 30 restaurants by 2018. Target development regions currently span across the east and west coasts, as well as southern states.

The Pizza Press wants you to Craft Your Own Story in your neighborhood. For more information about The Pizza Press, please visit www.ThePizzaPress.com.

SOURCE The Pizza Press

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