Firo Fire Kissed Pizza unveils franchise program
Firo Fire Kissed Pizza, a Lawton, Oklahoma-based artisan pizza, fresh salad and gelato concept, has launched of a franchise expansion initiative in Oklahoma and Texas, according to a company press release.
"We have become a premier restaurant in our community and now we have a prime opportunity to take this winning concept and replicate it across this region and the nation with the right owner-operators and investors," said Matt Jones, owner and founder of Firo Fire Kissed Pizza.
Jones is an entrepreneur, trained orthodontist and commercial developer in his region, the release stated.
"People are craving unique options when dining out — they want variety and they want fresh food they can't make at home. That's part of the appeal of our brand and why we've built such a tremendous following," Jones said.
Firo Fire Kissed Pizza recently appointed Al Ryan as its new vice president of operations. Ryan brings 30 years of experience developing, implementing and managing strategic and tactical operations in competitive markets with The Krystal Company, Church's Chicken and Domino's Pizza. He is responsible for ensuring consistency in operating processes and systems and upholding values of the brand, in addition to improving company profitability.
"I look forward to helping Firo Fire Kissed Pizza expand our innovative restaurant concept and bring artisan products to new markets, all while creating an opportunity for the right franchise owners and operators," Ryan said.
The franchise program is being rolled out across the southwest portion of the United States with national expansion to follow. Firo Fire Kissed Pizza is targeting both single and multi-unit owner-operators and investors to expand the brand. In January, the company announced franchise expansion plans targeting Oklahoma and Texas with expansion to other states coming soon.