Montreal, Quebec, June 20, 2011 – Pizza Pizza has continued to expand its operations in Montreal with the opening of its ninth restaurant. The new store, located at 414 Jean-Talon West in the Parc-Extension area, continues the pace of openings in Montreal since 2007 as part of a strategic plan for Canada’s leading pizza chain to increase its presence throughout the province of Quebec.
The 1,825 square foot store is located in the vibrant and multicultural Parc-Extension community, surrounded by a variety of diverse neighbours and operating businesses, within close proximity to Parc subway station. Owner Viji and his wife Bavani know the area very well and recognize the need to service this active neighbourhood. Viji brings a wealth of knowledge to his new venture with past experiences in the restaurant service and catering industry, and as a small business owner.
“My dream is to own a business that services this community, which my family and I have long been a part of,” said Viji. “I’m excited to bring such a well-known and respected company into the community of Parc-Extension.”
Viji recently hired a full crew of 10 employees to assist with daily store operations. The restaurant will follow the same format as locations in other parts of Canada.
“We have seen great growth across the country in the past few years, and the Montreal area has been no exception,” said Pat Finelli, chief marketing officer for Pizza Pizza. “Our new franchisees, Viji and Bavani, share in our passion for offering quality service and the best food in their community. We are pleased to welcome the Parc-Extension Pizza Pizza to our team.”
Pizza Pizza is committed to increasing its presence in Quebec with a store concept that requires considerably less investment capital for franchisees.
About Pizza Pizza Limited
Founded in 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada's pizza pioneer and one of the country’s most successful quick service restaurant chains. With its Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 banners, the company offers a broad range of menu items that include hot and fresh pizza, gluten-free pizza, chicken wings, chicken bites, family-sized pasta, shrimp and salads. The company is guided by a mission to provide the “best food, made especially for you” with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service and continual innovation.