Scottsdale, AZ, April 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famously known for its award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads, and delicious desserts is announcing plans to expand its successful brand presence globally by offering international franchise opportunities.
“For years we have been approached by groups interested in owning a slice of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria,” said Joe Ciolli, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria’s Chief Executive Officer. “After diligently working on enriching our brand, we finally feel ready to increase our global footprint and expand overseas. With the amount of inquiries we have received in 2016, we are on track to open our first few locations outside the U.S. by next year. As we continue to grow, so will our corporate infrastructure to support our market partners.”
In order to facilitate its international franchising initiatives, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has partnered with Edwards Global Services (EGS), a recognized leader in taking U.S. brands global. “We are proud to assist Grimaldi’s in its global development. Grimaldi’s is world-class in the pizzeria segment, with more than 100 years of tradition, amazing food made fresh daily in the restaurants, top-quality service, and dedication to authenticity, even using a unique water filtration system to duplicate New York City water for its signature crust,” said William Edwards, Chief Executive Officer for Edwards Global Services. “The dining experience Grimaldi’s delivers is simply best-in-class.”
In addition to international expansion, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria continues to focus on its domestic growth, including plans for six additional restaurants in the balance of 2016. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently owns and operates 45 locations domestically in 11 states. With additional locations planned in Memphis, Flagstaff, Mobile, Richmond and Houston, the brand is expected to operate fifty domestic units by year-end, with robust domestic development again slated in 2017.
Parties interested in Grimaldi’s Pizzeria international franchise opportunities should contact EGS Senior Vice President of Client Relationships, William Gabbard directly or Franchise information and applications are also available on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria’s website.
About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi's is an institution. Using only the freshest ingredients, "secret recipe" pizza sauce, homemade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi's serves award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas, calzones and house made salads and desserts in an upscale yet casual, family-oriented pizzeria. Grimaldi’s currently has locations in eleven states and was recently named one of the fastest growing concepts by Restaurant Business Magazine. In 2015, Grimaldi’s was awarded with the International Five Star Diamond Award from the Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
About Edward Global Services
Edwards Global Services is a recognized leader in taking U.S. franchises global. Edwards Global Services (EGS), maximizes their franchise clients’ return on investment (ROI) by successfully taking U.S. franchises into carefully selected countries. Founded in 2001 and with over 110 years of senior executive international franchising experience, EGS works with U.S. companies to help them realize the full global potential of their brands.