Pizza Pizza Limited

Pizza Pizza Limited

June 26, 2009 10:14 ET

Pizza Pizza Opens Second Restaurant in Saskatchewan

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - Pizza Pizza Limited, Canada's pizza pioneer, opened the doors to a second traditional restaurant in Saskatchewan on May 3rd. The restaurant, located at 3806 Albert Street South, in South Side Regina, is part of a Canada-wide strategic expansion.

The local partner, Sara Nawab, brings two years of previous experience as a franchisee with another company. Her husband Abid, who is also heavily involved in the operation of the store, has previous experience in the import and export industry and as an entrepreneur.

The Regina restaurant is the first in the city and second in the province after the March opening of a location in Swift Current. It is also the latest in a series of openings that have included Delta, British Colombia, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Montreal, Quebec.

"We wanted to change our lives. We saw that Pizza Pizza was an organized company that was growing," said Mr. Nawab. "The response from our customers, so far, has been very positive. We are looking forward to helping the company build its presence here in Saskatchewan."

The new owners have hired 13 full and part-time local staff in preparation for the opening. The menu features a wide variety of choices that reflects the company's offering in central Canada. This includes innovations such as gluten-free and whole wheat multigrain crusts as well as staples like the Classic Super made with New York Style Pepperoni, green peppers, fresh mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.

"We are very excited to be growing in Saskatchewan," said Pat Finelli, chief marketing officer at Pizza Pizza. "Setting up shop in Regina was made possible thanks to a warm welcome from the business community and the strength of our national advertising efforts. We are pleased to have Sara, Abid and their team join us in our growth efforts in Saskatchewan."

Pizza Pizza is continuing to expand throughout Canada every quarter.

About Pizza Pizza Limited

Founded in 1967, Pizza Pizza Ltd. is an industry pioneer and the number one pizza chain in the Canadian Quick Service Restaurant industry according to sales and restaurant locations. With its Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 banners and an extended team comprising more than 3,000 people, the company plays an active role in the communities it serves through fundraisers, donations and local sponsorships at the corporate and franchise levels. The company is guided by a mission to provide the "best food, made especially for you" and a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, community contribution and continual innovation. Some of the innovations developed or expanded upon by Pizza Pizza Ltd. include: insulated delivery bags (1967), a one number system (1967), 11-11 telephone jingle (1975), double-decker pizza boxes (1985) and gluten-free dough (2008). Visit www.pizzapizza.ca for more information.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to schedule an interview
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    Torchia Communications
    Eric Butler
    416-341-9929 Ext. 228
    eric@torchiacom.com
    or
    Torchia Communications
    Daniel Torchia
    416-341-9929 Ext. 223
    daniel@torchiacom.com