MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 18, 2013) - Pizza Pizza, Canada's leading pizza chain, is gearing up for six restaurant openings in the Greater Montreal Area all scheduled to be open by the end of summer. The expansion is a significant milestone for Pizza Pizza and part of a campaign for sustained and organic growth in Quebec.
The first of the new Montreal locations opened in late June and early July in the Verdun, Plateau-Mont-Royal and Laval communities with a fourth opening later this month in Ahuntsic-Cartierville. LaSalle will welcome its first Pizza Pizza restaurant in August and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in September. These new restaurants are a direct result of the company's focus on expanding throughout the region to better serve its customers and the community with its extensive menu and quality products. These six new outlets will bring the total of Pizza Pizza restaurants to 19 in Montreal and 26 in Quebec.
"Establishing a solid foundation in Montreal is a priority for us," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Pizza. "We're progressing in a deliberate and sustained way, which has been very well received by the communities we serve and the franchisees with whom we've partnered. We're feeling right at home in Montreal and we're definitely optimistic about continued success."
Pizza Pizza has maintained consistent growth in the region with traditional restaurants in addition to 10 non-traditional locations in sites that include McGill and Concordia universities, Cineplex theatres, Bell Centre and La Ronde. The company has also made an impact in market by supporting and leveraging multiyear sponsorship agreements with the Montreal Canadiens and Montreal Impact.
The new restaurants will offer Pizza Pizza's complete menu with a wide assortment of options that include classic and gourmet pizzas, chicken wings, boneless bites, Italian sandwiches, pasta, salads, and more. To celebrate this major expansion, the company will host a Pizza Party to thank new and existing customers for their support on July 27 at all Montreal locations. Fun for everyone, including games, prizes and discounts will be part of the day's festivities.
About Pizza Pizza Limited
Founded in 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada's pizza pioneer and one of the country's most successful quick service restaurant chains. With its Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 banners, the company offers a broad range of menu items that include hot and fresh pizza, gluten-free pizza, chicken wings, boneless bites, pasta, Italian sandwiches and salads. The company is guided by a vision to provide the "best food, made especially for you" with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service and continuous innovation. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.