FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Pizza Fusion is concluding 2008 with 16 restaurants open in eight states across the country. The chain, which started 2008 with only two restaurants, ended the year with 700 percent growth and more restaurants in development for 2009.
This year, the company was recognized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as one of the country's top 10 vegan-friendly pizzerias and by Co-op America, where Pizza Fusion was nominated for the second time as a Top 10 Green Business of the Year. Pizza Fusion has more than 75 restaurants in development in 15 states around the country. The company is considering area developers and individual owner operators to open 500 locations in all 50 states over the next five years.