CALABASAS, CA (November 17, 2015) – Pizza Studio, the highest rated fast casual pizza concept in America, announced today the completion of a strategic investment round led by Thompson Hospitality. Thompson provides dining services for corporations and universities in 46 states domestically and internationally. As a part of the investment, Warren Thompson, Founder of Thompson Hospitality will join the company’s Board of Directors. Thompson also serves on the Boards of Compass Group North America and retail property developer, Federal Realty Investment Trust.
In addition to its equity investment in Pizza Studio, Thompson has entered into an 80-unit development agreement for several Mid-Atlantic states as well as marquis non-traditional locations on university campuses, airports and kiosks east of the Mississippi River.
Since opening its first location in January 2013, Pizza Studio has quickly expanded nationwide and was recently selected by Forbes Magazine as one of Americas Most Promising Companies. Pizza Studio is known for its selection of flavored crusts and chef-driven toppings that include all-natural and nitrate free meats. Pizza Studio has 33 locations open with over 300 restaurants in development. The Company has begun its international expansion in the Philippines and is actively exploring further opportunities for expansion outside of the United States.
About Pizza Studio
Pizza Studio is setting a new standard for America’s favorite food: pizza. By focusing on Ingredients We Trust, it has become the high-quality option in the world of fast casual pizza. Pizza Studio was recently named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine and has grown from a single location in California to 33 restaurants across the country plus over 300 in development including internationally. Since 2013, Pizza Studio has been building a company from the crust up by starting with its unique and proprietary dough options, the most flavorful tomato sauce, freshly grated cheeses and an unlimited selection of toppings. When the finest ingredients come together based on each customer’s personal selections, the result is something that tastes great and makes them feel great. Pizza Studio’s commitment to high quality products, superior guest service and operational excellence attracts both customers and franchisees. To learn more, visit pizzastudio.com, or better yet, try it out.
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