Los Angeles, CA (RestaurantNews.com) PizzaRev® announced today that a franchise agreement was signed to bring the fast-casual pizza concept to Ft. Collins, CO. The development of PizzaRev throughout greater Ft. Collins, including the Loveland and Greeley communities, is led by longtime restaurant operator and owner Mark Venditto and his business partner, Bill Kruppiak.
Venditto began his restaurant management career with Wendy’s and spent the last 19 years developing the Papa Murphy’s brand across the country. “I’ve always wanted to open a fast-casual restaurant concept, where the focus is on quality food that is also fast and affordable,” said Venditto. “With its unique beer and wine offerings and a focus on community involvement, PizzaRev is a standout brand in the fast-casual restaurant space.”
The Ft. Collins development will add to PizzaRev’s existing Colorado locations in Boulder and Lafayette. PizzaRev continues to expand beyond its West Coast roots through the development of corporate and franchise restaurants. The brand opened 17 restaurants in 2016 and entered five new states: Nevada, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Massachusetts.
“The success of our brand is largely due to the passion and experience that our franchise partners bring to our network,” said Nicholas Eckerman, co-CEO and President of PizzaRev. “Mark has the restaurant operations knowledge that is invaluable in this business, but most importantly, he shares our values of giving back to the communities we serve and leading a healthier pizza movement.”
Earlier this year, Restaurant Business ranked PizzaRev #7 in the ‘Future 50’ chains with the potential to take on the big brands. The award-winning pizza concept has been named one of the “10 Brands to Watch” by CNBC and has ranked in the Fast Casual “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” for three straight years.
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 one price. Homemade dough options, flavorful sauces, all-natural cheeses, and more than 30+ artisanal toppings, everything is on display at PizzaRev and assembled right before your eyes. The pizzas are then fired in a 900-degree, stone-bed oven which produces a 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 currently operates 46 locations with more than 150 additional franchises under development across Mexico, Washington, D.C. and 17 states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, MA, MN, NE, NJ, ND, NV, NY, OH, SD, TN, TX and UT.
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