Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee to Expand PizzaRev into St. Louis & Austin


LONGTIME BUFFALO WILD WINGS FRANCHISEE SIGNS AGREEMENT TO EXPAND PIZZAREV RESTAURANTS THROUGHOUT ST. LOUIS, MO. AND AUSTIN, TEXAS

LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2014), PizzaRev announced today that respected restaurant developers David Jones and Doug Tieber have committed to expanding the fast-casual “Craft Your Own” pizza chain throughout the St. Louis, Mo. and Austin, Texas markets.

Operating under the PizzaPeel franchise group, Jones and Tieber signed an agreement to open four PizzaRev restaurants in Austin, Texas and three additional in St. Louis, Mo. with rights to further develop both of the regions. They currently operate 17 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants with another under construction.

“We explored nearly every fast-casual pizza franchise opportunity and PizzaRev was simply the most impressive,” said Jones. “Great food and service is always a must, but the company’s leadership and solid business model sold us.”

PizzaRev franchise locations are already under development in Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Orange County, Calif., San Diego, Lincoln, Neb., Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. Meanwhile, the company plans to open at least 10 corporate stores in California to add to the eight PizzaRev restaurants currently operating in the greater Los Angeles region.

“David and Doug are high-caliber restaurant operators, and their investment in PizzaRev is a true testament to the bright future of our brand,” said Irv Zuckerman, co-CEO of PizzaRev. “We will continue to open a healthy blend of corporate and franchise locations because we are committed to rolling out only successfully tested programs to our franchise partners.”

PizzaRev Announces New Hires!


PIZZAREV ADDS EXPERIENCED PERSONNEL TO MARKETING, FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT, & HUMAN RESOURCES TEAMS

Monica Rutkowski Named Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Ema Ikeda Named Franchise Development Coordinator

Naz Moin Named Director of Human Resources

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 25, 2014) — PizzaRev, one of the nation’s leading “craft-your-own” artisanal pizza concepts, has announced three key hires as the company prepares for nationwide expansion of its exciting fast-casual brand.  “We have hired three seasoned professionals with a depth of experience such that they’ll each hit the ground running in their respective roles,” said Irv Zuckerman, Co-CEO of PizzaRev.

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Monica Rutkowski is a PR pro with nearly eight years of experience in securing the right kind of media coverage that drives franchise leads and store traffic. Prior to joining PizzaRev, she led a team of media relations professionals at the largest U.S. PR firm specializing in franchising, and helped the agency launch its content marketing service offerings. Monica has secured media coverage on behalf of many established and start-up companies in some of the world’s most esteemed outlets, including Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., and more. Monica holds of B.A. in communications from Bradley University.

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Ema Ikeda was the Franchise Development Associate for Menchie’s Global Headquarters in Encino, California from August 2011 to December 2013.  Prior to that, she was living in Japan for 11 years and her last job in Japan was working at Apple Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan as a Regional Assistant from 2009 – 2011.

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Naz Moin’s experience in office administration and human resource management has developed her into an outstanding leadership professional as she has demonstrated herself to be a crucial contributing force to the growth, efficiency and profitability of multiple global organizations. Most recently, Ms. Moin served as the Director of Franchise Development and Logistics for Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Over the course of nearly four years, she pioneered operating procedures for the company headquarters, managed the outside sales team and brokered franchise agreements as the chain expanded from 20 units to over 350 locations around the world. In her current capacity as the Director of Human Resources for PizzaRev, she is excited to continue her work in franchising and contribute to the growth of the business, brand, and company culture.

PizzaRev Invites All Pizza Lovers To Experience Coca-Cola Freestyle

“Revolutionary Made to Order” Artisanal Pizza Chain to Feature the
Coca-Cola “Fountain of the Future,” at all PizzaRev Locations

Los Angeles, Feb. 18, 2014 — You’re thirsty, but you want variety and choice to select the perfect beverage to complement a specialty made-to-order artisanal style pizza.  Now you need look no further than PizzaRev for the ultimate refreshment to go with your favorite pizza.  Coca-Cola Freestyle®, the revolutionary fountain dispenser will soon make its debut at all PizzaRev locations.

PizzaRev, one of the nation’s leading made-to-order artisanal pizza concepts, today announced a new multi-year agreement with The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO).  Under this new agreement, all current and future PizzaRev locations will exclusively serve Coca-Cola products through Coca-Cola Freestyle®.

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With Coca-Cola Freestyle, PizzaRev guests can choose from more than 100 regular and low- calorie brands – including many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages offered nowhere else. People can select brands such as Caffeine-Free Diet Coke® with Lime, Fanta® Peach, Minute Maid® Light Orange Lemonade and more via an interactive touch-screen on the front of the fountain.

Coca-Cola Freestyle truly offers the kind of variety designed to meet peoples’ beverage needs and lifestyles.

“The Coca-Cola Company is a great brand leader and innovator in the industry,” said Rodney Eckerman, PizzaRev Co-CEO.  Our guests can now customize their entire meal with our Craft Your Own pizza and a refreshing Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage!  We are excited to provide this enhanced quality experience for our guests.”

“We are delighted to introduce Coca-Cola Freestyle to PizzaRev guests,” said Tony Ferlauto, vice president of national sales, Coca-Cola North America.  “With its wide variety of choices and ability to mix and match to customize your beverage, Coca-Cola Freestyle is the perfect complement to PizzaRev’s artisanal made-to order pizza.”

The sleek, stylish new Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains are touchscreen operated and use unique, proprietary PUREPOUR TECHNOLOGY™ to dispense more than 100 beverage varieties in the same amount of space as a standard eight-valve machine.  People love the personalized, interactive experience and expansive selection offered by Coca-Cola Freestyle, often citing the new dispensers as a deciding factor in their choice to visit an outlet.  Retail locations with Coca-Cola Freestyle have experienced increases in beverage servings, total customer transactions and overall restaurant sales.

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

 

The “PizzaRev-olution” is Coming Soon to Mid-City!

PizzaRev Announces Job Fair on Tuesday 2/18 From 11-4pm at New “Midtown Crossing” Location
4550 W. Pico Blvd. (at San Vicente Blvd.)

“Custom-Designed 9,600 Pound Stone-Bed Oven is Now Installed!

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LOS ANGELES, CA (February 17, 2014) — PizzaRev, the nation’s leading made-to-order artisanal pizza concept, is getting closer to the Grand Opening of a new location in Mid-City, CA.  “PizzaRev’s custom-designed four-ton stone-hearth oven is installed, and we’re fired-up to start serving pizzas soon in Mid-City!” said Irv Zuckerman, Co-CEO of PizzaRev. The location will sit at the intersection of Pico Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd in the Midtown Crossing shopping center, and is expected to open in March. Partner & COO Nicholas Eckerman has announced a Job Fair – February 18 from 11am to 5pm — taking place at the Mid-City location. “We expect to add over 30 jobs to the local economy with our opening, and we are excited to meet the newest members of the PizzaRev family. The positive energy of our staff and attention to great customer service has been one of the hallmarks of our success.”

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Starting with PizzaRev’s original homemade dough, guests are empowered to “Craft Your Own,” customizing a personal-sized 11” pizza by choosing favorites from a tempting menu of flavorful sauces, delicious cheeses, and over 30+ fresh artisanal toppings, all on display and assembled before your eyes in any combination for under 8 bucks.  “Your idea of the perfect pizza is unique to you, so we let our guests choose whatever they’d like to add to their pizzas for one affordable price,” said Eckerman.  Once crafted, your pizza is placed in PizzaRev’s state of the art open-flame stone-hearth oven, where temperatures can exceed 900 degrees, and is served piping hot in under 3 minutes. With an emphasis on quality and fast & friendly customer service, PizzaRev has earned a reputation for serving better pizza from flour to fire!

 

PizzaRev – Midtown Job Fair

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PizzaRev is coming to MidCity LA soon! Interested in joining our team? Bring your resume to our new location at 4550 W. Pico Blvd. for our Job Fair on either Friday 2/14 or Tuesday 2/18, 11-4pm! We’re hiring for all positions!

PizzaRev Set To Open In Van Nuys, CA – Friday, February 7!

PizzaRev Ready To Heat Up Van Nuys
With Its “Craft Your Own” Custom Artisanal Pizza Concept

“Social-Media Fan Appreciation Night” Set for Sunday, February 9th

Enter Now to Win PizzaRev’s “Free Pizza for a Year” Sweepstakes!

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LOS ANGELES, CA (February 3, 2014) — PizzaRev, the nation’s leading made-to-order artisanal pizza concept, has completed construction on its sixth location and is set to open in Van Nuys, CA this Friday, February 7th. With the recent installation of PizzaRev’s custom-built 9,600 pound open-flame stone-bed oven, guests in Van Nuys will soon “Craft Their Own” artisanal-quality pizza and have it served piping hot to them in less than three minutes.  “We are incredibly excited to be opening our newest location in Van Nuys, making this our fifth PizzaRev location in the San Fernando Valley,” said Irv Zuckerman, Co-CEO of PizzaRev.   The location sits conveniently nearby the Van Nuys Auto Mall at 5608 Van Nuys Blvd. (at Burbank Blvd).

Two “Grand Opening” promotions have been announced in celebration of the new Van Nuys location.  First, PizzaRev – Van Nuys has launched a free-to-enter sweepstakes where 5 lucky guests will win “Free Pizza for a Year!”  To enter, simply fill out an entry form at the Van Nuys location or visit www.pizzarev.com/freepizza/vannuys.   Five lucky guests will be chosen at random to win!  Full sweepstakes rules available here; must enter by March 31, 2014.   The second promotion is a “Social Media Fan Appreciation Night.”  To participate, simply “Like” or “Follow” PizzaRev – Van Nuys’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page and show your like/follow status via phone or print-out to a claim a FREE PIZZA on Sunday night, February 9th, 5pm to 10pm, only at PizzaRev’s Van Nuys location!

 

PizzaRev Announces Addition of Four Franchisee Groups

Franchise Expansion Will Add New Locations in San Diego County, Orange County, Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota & South Dakota

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 14, 2014 — PizzaRev, a leader in the fast-casual build-your-own pizza space, today announced signed agreements with four franchisee groups covering territory in five states. “These four exceptional franchise groups, along with our partner and first franchisee Buffalo Wild Wings, will each add tremendously to the PizzaRev story,” stated PizzaRev Co-CEO Rodney Eckerman. The deals will bring new units to San Diego County, Orange County, Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Away We Dough, LLC
Away We Dough, LLC is part of William Tell, Inc. based in Salt Lake City, UT. Jeff Meyer and John Prince own and operate 18 Applebee’s and eight Famous Dave’s in Utah and Washington. The Restaurant Finance Monitor placed William Tell, Inc. at 151st of the Top 200 franchisees in the U.S. based on annual revenue. Away We Dough, LLC will be developing three PizzaRev restaurants in Utah.

Crafty Pizza, Inc.
Founded by Arnold Lieberman and David Lieberman, Design Development Company is best known for its work in the hospitality industry, responsible for numerous award winning hotels, restaurant and night club projects throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their client list includes Hard Rock Café, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill, Walt Disney Company, Mimi’s Café, and Flemings Prime Steakhouse. Jason Lieberman is an attorney and a real estate broker at Law Office of Lieberman and Ross and at Coldwell Banker. Crafty Pizza, Inc. will be developing 12 PizzaRev restaurants in Orange County. “We believe PizzaRev is the natural sustainable progression of the very large pizza segment of the restaurant industry. The attention to the quality of the ingredients, the standards of the design and culture in the restaurants and the unparalleled support from the franchisor brings PizzaRev to the top of the class in this segment. We are extremely excited about our opportunity in the development of PizzaRev units in Orange County California and are aggressively pursuing locations.”

TNT Pizza, Inc.
Todd Porter owns and operates nine Applebee’s, two Chevys and three Johnny Carino’s in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Todd has been active in the Applebee’s organization where he sits on the Franchise Advisory Board and has been very involved in his community of Sioux Falls. TNT Pizza, Inc. will be developing three PizzaRev restaurants in Sioux Falls, SD, Fargo, ND and Lincoln, Nebraska.

RFP Group, Inc.
Four brothers from New Jersey that grew up a few blocks from the original Jersey Mike’s are PizzaRev franchisees in North San Diego County. They currently own and operate three Jersey Mike’s in North San Diego County and will be developing five PizzaRev restaurants. “We’re very fortunate be part of the PizzaRev team. They are head and shoulders above the rest in the exciting new trend in fast-casual pizza and we look forward to growing the brand in San Diego … best product, best presentation and best partners.”

PizzaRev: Pizza is on Fire!!

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 10, 2014) - Pizza has become the hottest of the hottest when it comes to the fast-casual customized space. As one of the major players in this space, PizzaRev has been asked about the recent news of the entry of Chipotle into pizza. Jane Wells of CNBC’s Squawk Street” featured a story on Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings and others getting into the customized pizza space and the potential head to head match up with Pizzeria Locale and PizzaRev competing in the future. “We are excited to see further validation in the customized pizza segment from one of the most successful fast casual restaurant operators,” Irv Zuckerman Co-CEO of PizzaRev, has said previously.

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“It has become clear that the marketplace is ready for a seismic change in the way pizza is being served. The customized “craft your own” pizza that is our mantra will continue to grow exponentially as pizza becomes even more popular and accessible because of the great new ovens and the speed of the cooking process,” Zuckerman added. “The points of difference from restaurant chain to restaurant chain will become evident as time goes on,” Nicholas Eckerman COO of PizzaRev noted. “We believe rising tides will lift all boats for a while, but eventually the quality of ingredients, service, build out, atmosphere, and overall experience will separate winners from losers. PizzaRev, along with our partner, Buffalo Wild Wings, are committed to being best of breed in this space and intend on opening corporate and franchise units to support this growing and exciting fast casual opportunity for pizza.” 

In under 20 months PizzaRev has opened six corporate units in the Los Angeles area with a 7th in Van Nuys opening next month, and they will more than double that number to the area in 2014, as well as adding franchising to the portfolio with franchise partner announcements coming soon. We intend on growing our business strategically in targeted markets with an eye toward securing the best franchise partners who maintain the same passion and level of excitement for PizzaRev that we do,” Zuckerman added.

The PizzaRev-olution is Coming Soon to Van Nuys!

PizzaRev Announces Hiring Fairs on 1/10 & 1/15 From 11-5pm at New Van Nuys Location — 5608 Van Nuys Blvd. (at Burbank Blvd.)

Custom-Designed 9,600 Pound Stone-Bed Oven is Now Installed!

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LOS ANGELES, CA (January 9, 2014) — PizzaRev, the nation’s leading made-to-order artisanal pizza concept, is getting closer to the Grand Opening of a new location in Van Nuys, CA. “PizzaRev’s custom-designed four-ton stone-hearth oven is installed, and we’re fired-up to start serving pizzas soon in Van Nuys!” said Irv Zuckerman Co-CEO of PizzaRev. The location will sit at the intersection of Van Nuys Blvd. & Burbank Blvd., and is expected to open in February. Partner & COO Nicholas Eckerman has announced a pair of Job Fairs — January 10 & 15 from 11am to 5pm — taking place at the Van Nuys location. “We expect to add over 30 jobs to the local economy with our opening, and we are excited to meet the newest members of the PizzaRev family. The positive energy of our staff and attention to great customer service has been one of the hallmarks of our success.”

Starting with PizzaRev’s original homemade dough, guests are empowered to “Craft Your Own,” customizing a personal-sized 11” pizza by choosing favorites from a tempting menu of flavorful sauces, delicious cheeses, and over 30+ fresh toppings, all on display and assembled before your eyes in any combination for under 8 bucks. “Your idea of the perfect pizza is unique to you, so we let our guests choose whatever they’d like to add to their pizzas for one affordable price,” said Eckerman. Once crafted, your pizza is placed in PizzaRev’s state of the art open-flame stone-hearth oven, where temperatures can exceed 900 degrees, and is served piping hot in under 3 minutes. With an emphasis on quality and fast & friendly customer service, PizzaRev has earned a reputation for serving better pizza from flour to fire!

PizzaRev Asks, “What’s Your New Year’s PizzaRes-olution?”

PizzaRev Introduces its January “Pizza of the Month”
THE PIZZARES-OLUTION
The Pizza that Works with your Workout Plan!

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 9, 2014) — PizzaRev, the nation’s hottest fast-casual pizza concept, has brought back its deliciously lower-calorie “PizzaRes-olution” pizza by popular demand! “January is the perfect month to showcase the healthier options that our PizzaRev guests have when they Craft Their Own custom ‘PizzaRes-olution’ pizza,” said Irv Zuckerman Co-CEO of PizzaRev. “The idea is to keep the calories down by choosing fresh & flavorful options as you build your pizza, options like our homemade thin & crispy dough, our organic red sauce, our reduced-fat buffalo-milk mozzarella, and your favorites from our long list of fresh veggie toppings.” The PizzaRes-olution can be crafted for under 650 calories when guests select the above options for the fully customizable made-to-order pizza. Partner & COO Nicholas Eckerman further explained, “Our guests tend to live an active lifestyle and pizza hasn’t always been associated with healthfulness. We think we can help to change that perception by showcasing how our pizza can fit with healthier lifestyle choices.”

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Starting with PizzaRev’s original homemade dough, guests are empowered to “Craft Your Own,” customizing a personal-sized 11” pizza by choosing favorites from a tempting menu of flavorful sauces, delicious cheeses, and over 30+ fresh toppings, all on display and assembled before your eyes in any combination for under 8 bucks. “Your idea of the perfect pizza is unique to you, so we let our guests choose whatever they’d like to add to their pizzas for one affordable price,” said Eckerman. Once crafted, your pizza is placed in PizzaRev’s state of the art open-flame stone-hearth oven, where temperatures can exceed 900 degrees, and is served piping hot in under 3 minutes. With an emphasis on quality and fast & friendly customer service, PizzaRev has earned a reputation for serving better pizza from flour to fire!