Aug. 13, 2013
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has completed an agreement with the Parker Hospitality Group to develop SPIN! restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the second franchise agreement for Kansas City-based SPIN!, whose first franchise location recently was opened in Southern California by Hofman Hospitality Group. Parker Hospitality Group is headed by restaurant operator Jeffrey P. Parker.
Parker, who has signed an agreement to open five restaurants in seven years in San Mateo County with an option to open another five in Santa Clara County, is familiar with SPIN! through his friendship with HHG's Senior Partner Brad Hofman. The two were classmates at Cornell University, where they earned degrees in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.
"I've been following SPIN! for over two years and think that the concept and menu will be really well received in the Bay Area," Parker said. "Plus, I've worked closely with the SPIN! teams over the past few months, both in the restaurants in Kansas City as well as the new location in Orange, Calif. We are all very much on the same page when it comes to operations, branding and culture."
Co-owner Ed Brownell says Kansas City-based SPIN! is approaching the company's entry into new strategically located markets through careful selection of franchisees.
"We'd particularly like to attract culturally compatible experienced restaurateurs, like JP, who understand the industry, share our values and have a demonstrated record of success," he said.
Parker worked for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and Starbucks, and is part owner of the Toaster Oven sandwich shop chain, which operates four locations in San Francisco.
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