EVERETT, Wash. — Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza announced it signed a sub-franchise agreement to open 25 stores in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo., by 2011.
According to a news release, Solomon Franchise Development Inc. (SFD) will open its first store in May and sub-franchise the remaining 24 units to other operators.
"Through my experience in the pizza marketplace, I've identified Garlic Jim's as a company that will be successful, and I want to be a part of it," said Valerie Solomon, president of SFD. "Some people steer away from a company that is young, but with such an experienced team in place and a far superior product to the competition, I see this as a great opportunity for the Denver marketplace."
From 2004 to 2006, Garlic Jim's has grown from two to 36 units, and the company has 93 units under development or contract.
"We're excited to continue growing at such a rapid pace," said Dwayne Northrop, chief executive of Garlic Jim's. "It's because of great additions to the team such as the Solomon group that have allowed us to expand into so many markets so quickly. In just a few months we've expanded into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Texas."
For more information on Garlic Jim's franchising, visit garlicjims.com or call 866-455-5467.