Industry News | January 15, 2014

PizzaRev Welcomes Four New Franchisee Groups

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PizzaRev, a fast-casual build-your-own pizza brand, announced signed agreements with four franchisee groups covering territory in five states. “These four exceptional franchise groups, along with our partner and first franchisee Buffalo Wild Wings, will each add tremendously to the PizzaRev story,” says PizzaRev co-CEO Rodney Eckerman. The deals will bring new units to San Diego County and Orange County in California, Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Away We Dough LLC is part of William Tell Inc. based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jeff Meyer and John Prince own and operate 18 Applebee’s and eight Famous Dave’s in Utah and Washington. Away We Dough LLC will be developing three PizzaRev restaurants in Utah.

Founded by Arnold Lieberman and David Lieberman, Design Development Group is best known for its work in the hospitality industry, responsible for numerous award-winning hotels, restaurant, and night club projects throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their client list includes Hard Rock Café, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill, Walt Disney Company, Mimi’s Café, and Flemings Prime Steakhouse. Jason Lieberman is an attorney and a real estate broker at Law Office of Lieberman and Ross and at Coldwell Banker. Crafty Pizza Inc. will develop 12 PizzaRev restaurants in Orange County.

Todd Porter owns and operates nine Applebee’s, two Chevys, and three Johnny Carino’s in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Todd has been active in the Applebee’s organization where he sits on the Franchise Advisory Board and has been very involved in his community of Sioux Falls. TNT Pizza Inc. will develop three PizzaRev restaurants in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fargo, North Dakota; and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Four brothers from New Jersey that grew up a few blocks from the original Jersey Mike’s are PizzaRev franchisees in North San Diego County. They currently own and operate three Jersey Mike’s in North San Diego County and will develop five PizzaRev restaurants.