California-based PizzaRev announced it has signed new agreements with four franchisee groups covering territory in five states. According to a news release, the deals will bring new units to San Diego County and Orange County, Calif., Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
"These four exceptional franchise groups, along with our partner and first franchisee Buffalo Wild Wings, will each add tremendously to the PizzaRev story," PizzaRev co-CEO Rodney Eckerman said in the release.
The new groups include:
Away We Dough LLC: Away We Dough LLC is part of William Tell Inc. based in Salt Lake City. Jeff Meyer and John Prince own and operate 18 Applebee's and eight Famous Dave's in Utah and Washington. The Restaurant Finance Monitor placed William Tell, Inc. at 151st of the Top 200 franchisees in the U.S. based on annual revenue. Away We Dough LLC will be developing three PizzaRev restaurants in Utah.
Crafty Pizza Inc.: Founded by Arnold Lieberman and David Lieberman, parent company Design Development Group is responsible for numerous hotels, restaurant and night club projects throughout the U.S. and abroad. Its client list includes Hard Rock Café, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill, Walt Disney Company, Mimi's Café and Flemings Prime Steakhouse. Crafty Pizza Inc. will be developing 12 PizzaRev restaurants in Orange County, Calif.
TNT Pizza Inc.: Todd Porter owns and operates nine Applebee's, two Chevys and three Johnny Carino's in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. He has been active in the Applebee's organization where he sits on the Franchise Advisory Board and has been very involved in his community of Sioux Falls. TNT Pizza Inc. will be developing three PizzaRev restaurants in Sioux Falls, S.D., Fargo, N.D. and Lincoln, Neb.
RFP Group Inc.: Four brothers from New Jersey who grew up a few blocks from the original Jersey Mike's are PizzaRev franchisees in North San Diego County. They currently own and operate three Jersey Mike's in North San Diego County and will be developing five PizzaRev restaurants.
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