Minnesota-Based SOLOS Pizza Café to open first franchise

Twin Cities, MN (February 21, 2014) – SOLOS Pizza Café Franchising LLC, is proud to announce it will open its fourth location and first franchise in the Twin Cities.
“We are really excited to open our first franchise and to further expanding SOLOS presence in the Twin Cities area and beyond,” says Brian Banick, president of SOLOS Pizza Café. “We’ve had such a positive response at our current locations and are excited to see the SOLOS concept catching on with customers and entrepreneurs. We look forward to working with our first franchisee and to finding additional owners.”

SOLOS Pizza Café Franchising LLC is currently working to secure additional franchise locations in the Twin Cities and eventually, across the nation.

Brian Banick and Bruce Thomson are the partners behind the SOLOS Pizza Café which opened in 2007 and currently has three locations in the Twin Cities metro: Maple Grove, Plymouth and Eagan. Thomson has earned his own entrepreneurial fame having started several popular companies including: ProEx Photo and Archiver’s scrapbooking superstores.

Through his experience, Thomson found the best business ideas include unique offerings that are researched, tested and researched some more. He saw the rising trend in fast casual dining and an opportunity to bring a new concept to the arena. “I saw it working at Chipotle, Panera and Noodles, and I thought it could work for individual pizza,” Thomson said.

SOLOS Pizza Café is one of the first fast casual pizza restaurants in the nation. The term “fast casual” signifies higher quality food that is still served quickly in an attractive atmosphere. It is also the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry ballooning to a $31-billion segment since Chipotle began changing the fast food game 20 years ago.*

“The fast-casual concept is really taking off right now,” says Banick. “We’re excited to be one of the first and to offer potential franchisees the SOLOS business model which fits perfectly into this exploding restaurant sector.”

SOLOS prides itself on the world’s best pizza at a price that’s easy to swallow. Using state of the art oven technology –combined with an award winning menu, SOLOS produces a one of a kind pizza crust customers can top with a long list of classic and unique toppings,  like peppadew peppers, southwest chipotle pesto and smoked bacon to name a few. Customers watch as their individual SOLOS pizza is hand- made right before their eyes and then baked piping hot in under three minutes. SOLOS award-winning menu also offers customer requested calorie conscience options like salads and SO LO calorie pizzas which are less than 500 calories and served on a whole grain crust.

To learn more about SOLOS Pizza Café and SOLOS Pizza Café franchising opportunities, go to: www.solospizza.com.

*Source: Restaurant Hospitality
http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/fast-casual-pizza-segment-heats

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