Canada's Largest, Fastest-Growing Build-Your-Own Pizza And Baked Panini Concept Is Coming To The Greater Toronto Area!
Introducing Fast, Fresh Fare At Pannizza
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2015) -
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After opening 9 highly successful locations across Quebec, Pannizza is introducing its
original build-your-own pizza and baked panini concept to Ontario,
launching its first location in Mississauga
"The food service industry really hasn't evolved in decades,"
says Terry Faulconbridge, Chief Operating Officer. "We wanted to
put a concept together to make going for pizza fun again. So we
decided to reclaim the whole idea of 'fast food'-making
custom-baked pizzas and paninis using quality ingredients in record
time. Everything you order will be freshlymade in just 2 minutes
and 15 seconds."
Focused on fresh
ingredients, fun ideas and a corporate culture based on
customer service excellence, Pannizza delivers a fast-casual
experience like no other-with sales split almost evenly between
baked paninis and pizzas. What Pannizza is best known for, of
course, is their dough-a century-old family recipe for tender
stone-baked dough that delivers a crust that's crispy on the
outside and fluffy on the inside. The result is a revolution in
pizza and panini production and a dedication to well-crafted food
using locally sourced toppings and novel preparation times that
suit the needs of today's customers and busy families.
To further personalize the Pannizza experience, customers can
choose from a set menu, or custom-design their own pizza or baked
panini using ingredients prepared right on site. There are also
creative menu items like salads in edible pizza bowls,
mouthwatering dessert pizzas and a large selection of vegetarian,
vegan and gluten-free
options for a clientele with specific dietary needs.
"Pannizza lovers consistently tell us that we have it all-great
ingredients, the perfect dough, tons of options and of course a
turnaround time that's basically unheard of," says Terry. "Our
expert panini and pizza PROS's are trained in the art of making
custom-baked orders. Our fans can't get enough."
Expansion Into Ontario
into Ontario is the first of many franchise milestones set forth by
the company. By branching into the food-savvy Toronto market,
Pannizza will offer a brand-new panini and pizza experience to a
sophisticated clientele and fill a niche when it comes to providing
fresh baked fare that's ready in no time.
"With an innovative concept, a welcoming atmosphere and an
average price point of $9," says Chief Executive Officer Derek
Massad, "We fully expect Pannizza to be as big a hit in Ontario as
it is in Quebec. In fact, by December 2015 there will be 19 locations
operating across Canada-and we have development deals in the works
that will see up to 240 restaurants open in the next few
Each Pannizza restaurant averages 1,500 sq.ft. and seats about
40-making it the perfect size for a modern fast-casual franchise.
The décor emphasizes Pannizza's novel concept, using big, bold
words from the menu in eye-catching typography to reflect the black
and red of the company's logo to powerfully tie the concept
"The key to our success," adds Derek, "Is keeping Pannizza
inventive with an evolving menu that features healthy new choices,
halal options, fun limited-time offerings and, most importantly,
continued support and training for our franchise
partners. These are the kinds of initiatives that really set
Pannizza Restaurants Inc. is wholly owned subsidiary of Venture
Restaurant Group Inc., led by Derek Massad and
Faulconbridge. Venture Restaurant Group is the franchisor of
other restaurant brands that are quickly expanding throughout
Canada. Pannizza and the Pannizza logos are registered trademarks
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