Grimaldi's continues Florida expansion

Dec. 28, 2011

Grimaldi's Pizzeria is continuing its expansion in Florida with the newest opening in Clearwater.

The company now operates more than 20 units in Texas, Arizona, New York and Nevada and is in the middle of a major expansion plan for Florida and other states, headed by CEO Joey Ciolli.

The Clearwater location is the fourth in the Sunshine State and features coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, salads and desserts.

Designed and built by hand, the coal-fired oven at Grimaldi's Pizzeria weighs 25 tons and is heated by 100 pounds of coal per day up to 1,200 degrees. Grimaldi's also hires a chemist to analyze and recreate the mineral content and composition of each unit's water supply to ensure consistency with the dough used at the original location in Brooklyn.

Grimaldi's also offers a selection of beers and wines by the glass and bottle.

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Topics: Franchising & Growth, Operations Management, Ovens

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