Flippers Pizzeria preps for SeaWorld area store opening

Nov. 21, 2013

Flippers Pizzeria has announced two new locations scheduled to open later this year in both Orlando and Tampa, Fla. The Orlando location will be corporate owned and located at 11062 International Drive near SeaWorld.

The Tampa location will be franchisee-owned and located on North Dale Mabry Highway. The two openings will bring the concept's footprint to 15 total units.

According to Kelly Pfister, marketing director, the new Orlando pizza location will serve thousands of visitors and residents in Orlando's major tourist and convention corridors. International Drive, commonly known as I-Drive, is home to the Orange County Convention Center, Pointe Orlando, Wet 'n Wild water park, museums, attractions, bars, restaurants, hotels, boutiques and shopping outlets.

"The location for our new corporate store was carefully researched and selected for its central proximity to area hotels and tourist destinations," said Ben Richardson, VP of Operations at Flippers Pizzeria.

Gerard & Bonnie Pickhardt, principals at Watch These Franchises Grow!, are the new owners of the new Tampa location, scheduled to open this month.

"We are very excited about the upcoming opening, and we remain committed to continuing our Flippers brand expansion throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties over the next eight years," they said in a joint statement.

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