The Pizza Press presses toward 300 units by 2020
With 84 franchise units in its pocket, The Pizza Press is continuing its growth this year with plans for 50 openings, while awarding 25-30 more through strategic franchise partnerships.
"It was important to us that 2017 was a year composed of building a solid foundation for our brand to grow," The Pizza Press founder and CEO Dara Maleki, said in a news release about the growth plans. "By focusing on building a strong corporate team, infrastructure, and system for development, we were able to effectively set standards and welcome a diverse network of franchisees. In fact, we have seen a 517 percent increase in franchise unit sales from the start of franchising in 2015 to the end of 2017."
The Pizza Press has identified 2018, as a breakout year for global growth Aside from Southern California, It made progress in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina, Texas, Nevada, Washington and internationally in China. The brand will kick off 2018 with a total of 30 restaurants projected to open by end of Q3 and 50 to open by year's end, tripling the number of locations open in less than a year, according to the release.
The build-your-own pizza brand pins its image on an immersive 1920s Americana newspaper theme. Its growth strategy centers around multi-unit franchises, with plans for 300 franchise stores by 2020, the release said.