Pizza Fusion has announced the opening of its first international franchise in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, through a master franchise agreement with Samir Food Co. Ltd., a Samir Group company.
The new Saudi Arabian Pizza Fusion marks Samir Food's first of several locations to open throughout the region with additional locations planned for Jeddah and Riyadh City, in the near future.
Samir Group has a proven track record of franchising and distributes and represents more than 60 multinational companies worldwide.
"We're proud to open our first Pizza Fusion and look forward to introducing Pizza Fusion's organic menu Kingdomwide as we foster the brand to new heights in Saudi Arabia," said Georges Chaoul, business development manager at Samir Food Co. Ltd. "We're very pleased with the response we continue to receive from Jeddah residents. The restaurant has been packed with curious customers; their reviews speak praise to the quality and taste of Pizza Fusion's organic menu."
Pizza Fusion in Jeddah is approximately 3,000 square feet and features many of the eco-friendly building elements that Pizza Fusion includes in its restaurants in the United States, such as Energy Star certified equipment, non-VOC paints, FSC certified wood cabinetry, smart lighting systems and low-flow faucets.
Pizza Fusion's agreement with Saudi Arabia represents its first international expansion. The company is currently considering additional international candidates with demonstrated expertise with growing brands in new markets.