WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2014) - Greenfield Farms Food, Inc. ("Greenfield" or the "Company") (OTCQB: GRAS) announced today that it has closed the financing round for use in funding completion of the first phase of Carmela's Pizzeria's national franchising program. The initial phase of the national franchising program is development of the Franchise Disclosure Document ("FDD"), the legal document presented to prospective franchise buyers in the presale process. This funding will assure the FDD will be completed on a timely basis.
In addition, candidate review and screening for a national franchise director is continuing and an announcement is expected in the near term. The Company is also working to complete the franchise operating system, collateral marketing materials and other supporting legal documentation.
Ron Heineman, Chairman and CEO of the Company and Carmela's Pizzeria, said, "We are pleased to have completed this financing, which was critical to assure we had the funding in place to pay the costs involved with timely completing the FDD. We are now free to move expeditiously with that process without any financial impediments."
About Carmela's Pizzeria
Carmela's presently has four Dayton, Ohio area locations offering authentic New York style pizza. Carmela's offers a full service menu for Dine In, Carry out and Delivery as well as pizza buffets in select stores. Carmela's has been noted in Dayton Daily News as one of "The Best Pizzerias" in Dayton. Visit the Carmela's website at: www.carmelasohio.com
About Greenfield Farms Food, Inc.
Greenfield is a publicly-traded nominally capitalized company operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary Carmela's Pizzeria CO, Inc. through the Carmela's Pizzeria Dayton restaurant locations that include pizza buffets, alcohol service, delivery and carry-out depending on the location; and has previously been a limited producer and marketer of "grassfed" beef that supplied a North Carolina based grocer.
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