Hunt Brothers Pizza hits 7,000-unit milestone

July 17, 2013

Hunt Brothers Pizza is celebrating its 7,000th retail location with the addition of the Shamrock Gas and Go in Pottsboro, Texas, to its portfolio.

"We looked at all the other fast food restaurants to put in our facility, but Hunt Brothers Pizza was the best choice — not only because they have the best pizza we have ever tasted, but also because they go above and beyond for their customers," said Jesse Bassi, owner of the Shamrock Gas and Go. "Since we've added the pizza shoppe, our sales have gone up and our customers love it. It's fresh and you can't beat the price."

The four Hunt brothers had 30 years of experience in the pizza space when they developed the Hunt Brothers Pizza business model in 1991. They developed a new type of frozen pizza crust that eliminated 90 percent of prep time and simplified the cooking process to offer convenience store owners an opportunity to open a turnkey "pizza shoppe" with minimal floor space.

"We've reached this important milestone one store at a time, standing side by side with our partners at each convenience store location and forming personal relationships every step of the way," said Scott Hunt, CEO of Hunt Brothers Pizza. "We're out there every day driving traffic through their doors, and that's why c-store owners are excited to partner with us."

Every c-store that offers Hunt Brothers Pizza has a dedicated account representative who delivers product, rotates inventory, and evaluates opportunities to increase sales. The company also offers free marketing materials, sweepstakes and promotional opportunities, an active social media presence, and a free ongoing training program for c-store employees. Hunt Brothers Pizza charges no franchise or marketing fees to its c-store partners.

The chain's 7,000 locations are spread throughout 28 states.

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