Fast-casual pizza franchise,PizzaRev, kicks off 2015 with the opening of the chain’s 20th location in just over two years. The new restaurant will open in La Habra, CA next week, one of eight locations scheduled to open in Q1 2015. The upcoming expansion will include entrance into four new markets: Bakersfield, CA, San Diego, CA, Santa Barbara, CA and Sioux Falls, SD.
In 2014 the fast-growing build-your-own pizza concept gained momentum in both unit growth and same-store sales growth. PizzaRev opened 13 new locations, entered three new states and signed on 11 new franchise groups to expand the brand across the country. Same-store sales continue to exceed expectations, with initial stores opened in 2012 showing double-digit revenue growth in 2014.
“When we opened the first PizzaRev in 2012, we set forth a mission to deliver a dining experience without compromise,” said Rodney Eckerman, co-founder and CEO of PizzaRev. “Our commitment to this mission in every area of the business, from our higher quality ingredients to the build out of our stores and the franchise partners we bring on, led to a wildly successful year. Our customers’ rave reviews say it all and we look forward to continued success in 2015.”
PizzaRev has set itself apart in the fast-casual pizza industry with a focus on opening restaurants that are best to market. The restaurant design delivers an incredible flow and throughput in a comfortable yet polished fast-casual atmosphere. PizzaRev’s double-sided entry oven is also unique in fast-casual pizza space – it allows for catering and/or carry out without disrupting the front customer service line. The company also continues to build out corporate stores, gaining first-hand experience that allows the team to best guide franchise owners in building and growing successful PizzaRev restaurants.
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, delicious cheeses, and over 30+ fresh toppings, everything is on display at PizzaRev and assembled right before your eyes. The pizzas are then fired in a 900-degree, stone-hearth oven which produces a thin and 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 has 13 corporate restaurants and six franchise locations in operation, with additional franchises under development across Washington, D.C. and 11 states: CA, CO, MN, MO, ND, NV, NY, OH, SD, TX and UT.