PizzaRev, a fast-casual pizza concept backed by Buffalo Wild Wings, announced today that a franchise agreement was signed to bring Craft Your Own pizza to Northern Louisiana. The development of PizzaRev throughout Northern Louisiana is led by longtime restaurateurs and business partners, Cassidy King and Mark Florsheim.
“We researched many different restaurant franchise opportunities, and the exciting growth of the fast-casual pizza category really grabbed our attention,” said Florsheim. “Ultimately, we decided to invest in the brand that produced the best tasting, highest quality pizza. PizzaRev stood out as the clear winner.”
There are more than 200 PizzaRev locations in various stages of development across the country. The brand currently operates 42 corporate and franchise locations throughout California, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Mexico.
“It’s rewarding to see that no matter which new community we enter, our guests have an overwhelmingly positive reaction; they appreciate the ability to fully customize their personal pizzas using all artisanal ingredients, for just one price,” said Nicholas Eckerman, co-CEO and President of PizzaRev. “Mark and Cassidy share our passion for serving the highest quality, yet affordable pizza on the market, and we’re eager to bring the PizzaRev-olution to Northern Louisiana residents.”
PizzaRev continues to expand in the U.S. and internationally with support from partner Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., who in 2013 announced an equity-investment in PizzaRev and announced an increase in their stake in 2014. The award-winning 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. Most recently, Restaurant Business ranked PizzaRev #7 in the ‘Future 50’ chains with the potential to take on the big brands.
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 announced a strategic partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2013. The company currently operates 42 locations with 200 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.