Round Table Pizza Expands into Vietnam with Twenty Restaurant Development Agreement

Round Table Pizza, an American pizza restaurant icon known for gourmet quality and fresh innovation, announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with the Mesa Group to develop 20 restaurants in Vietnam. The leading west coast pizza brand has granted the Mesa Group exclusive rights to open Round Table Pizza restaurants throughout Vietnam. The first Round Table restaurant will open in Ho Chi Minh City in March 2012.

Mesa Group has operated a range of successful businesses in Vietnam, including distribution, food and beverage, media and real estate development. It also is the exclusive developer of Carl’s Jr. in Vietnam, another California icon.

The announcement brings the total number of international Round Table Pizza restaurants operating or slated for development to 37.

“International demand is growing as entrepreneurs recognize the value in the Round Table Pizza brand,” notes Round Table Pizza President Rob McCourt. “We are eager to work with partners, like Mesa Group, who can bring our core values of dedication to families and serving a superb pizza to a larger global audience.”

“We are excited to bring the great taste of Round Table Pizza to Vietnam,” said Ms. Luu Tuyet Mai, CEO of Mesa Group. “Round Table Pizza is known for its quality ingredients and superior tasting pizza, which make it a great match for Vietnamese consumers.”

Founded in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, Round Table Pizza has prospered as the market share leader in one of the most competitive markets in the United States. Round Table has more than 50 years of success in bringing families together to share a wonderful meal. Round Table is uniquely structured to provide its partners with the tools and flexibility necessary to launch successful, international restaurants.