MODESTO, Calif.—Paradise Pizza, a 23-unit operation formed seven months ago from a group of Round Table Pizza restaurants, has closed at least three units. (See "Round Table Pizza franchisee pulls 23 stores from system to form Paradise Pizza.")
According to the Modesto Bee, the restaurants closed to date are in the California towns of Milpitas, Turlock and Patterson. The 20 still in operation are located in Northern San Joaquin Valley and Bay Area.
The paper could not reach owner Paul Pishos, a former Round Table Pizza franchisee, for comment.
Pishos, who called himself a disgruntled Roundtable franchisee, broke from the 540-unit chain and started his own pizza chain.