Figaro's Retains Food Industry Marketing Veteran

Salem, OR, October 05, 2008 --( Figaro’s Pizza is proud to announce Patty Duffey has been retained to fill the duties of vice president of marketing, effective immediately.

Duffey comes to Figaro’s after nearly 30 years in the food industry, during which time she held senior positions with a variety of well-known brands including UniPro Foodservice, Sara Lee, Multifoods and General Mills. In addition to her new position with Figaro’s, Duffey will continue serving as the president of Duffpack Marketing Alliances, the marketing, consulting and development business she founded this year.

“We’re very excited to welcome Patty into the Figaro’s fold,” said Figaro’s chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ron Berger. “Her drive and experience complement the skills of our existing team and we’re looking forward to seeing what she can do.”

Founded in 1981, Salem, Oregon-based Figaro’s Pizza has been recognized as “the best pizza you can have at home.” Pizzas can be baked in the restaurant or taken home in oven-ready baking trays for home baking. Pizza is also sold by the slice in some stores. There are 4,000 topping combinations to choose from. Dependent upon location, other menu items may include lasagna, sandwiches, calzones, salads and soft drinks. Figaro’s Pizza has grown to over 100 locations and the company expects to open 15 to 20 new units per year over the next several years. The company is focusing on building mass in its current 21 states using a network of master franchisees. For more information, visit the company’s web site at

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Megan Downey