Noble Roman’s, Inc. (OTC/BB: NROM), the Indianapolis based franchisor of Noble Roman’s Pizza and Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs, today announced that it has signed agreements for an additional eight stand-alone take-n-bake locations, bringing the total number of signed locations to 29. To date, eight of the locations are open and 21 are under development and are expected to open over the next several months.
“Our marketing initiatives to attract potential take-n-bake franchisees continues to be successful in generating a significant number of leads,” said Paul Mobley, Chairman and CEO of Noble Roman’s, Inc. “Our initial goal was to sign 30 locations in 2013. We expect to exceed that goal shortly as we are currently in discussions with several potential franchisees and our pipeline of qualified prospects continues to grow. Take-n-bake continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of the pizza industry, and Noble Roman’s is leveraging this growth opportunity with our economical concept, our reputation for fine quality products, and our proven ability to support our franchisee base.”
The Company’s stand-alone take-n-bake program features the chain’s popular traditional Hand-Tossed Style pizza, Deep-Dish Sicilian pizza, SuperThin pizza, all with a choice of three different types of sauce, and Noble Roman’s famous breadsticks with spicy cheese sauce, all in a convenient cook-at-home format. Additional menu items include such items as fresh salads, cookie dough, cinnamon rounds, bake-able pasta and more. The Company continues to promote for additional franchisees for the stand-alone take-n-bake pizza concept through various web-based franchise referral systems, a marketing initiative that began in late January 2013.
Noble Roman’s, Inc. sells and services franchises and licenses for non-traditional foodservice operations under the trade names “Noble Roman’s Pizza,” “Noble Roman’s Take-n-Bake,” and “Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs.” The Company has awarded franchise and/or license agreements in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Italy, Canada and the Dominican Republic.