Pizza Factory’s footprint continues to grow in California, reinforcing its legacy as a West Coast icon with a new restaurant opening in Arnold on December 4. Conveniently located at 2182 Highway 4, the Arnold location is owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo, Scott and Ruby Gordon.
Scott, whose parents originally opened the Mendota Pizza Factory in 1987, has been with the legacy brand since a young age. He brings over 40 years of restaurant industry experience to this venture and is extremely familiar with the product. Ruby boasts an extensive background in accounting and assists with day-to-day financial oversight. The experienced duo, who have since taken over the Mendota location and added a restaurant in San Andreas, plan to generate a loyal fanbase within the Arnold community and are passionate about conducting local outreach through this new location. Embodying the family-oriented feel that makes Pizza Factory special, their children will also play a large role in daily operations.
“From day one, I’ve always loved what the Pizza Factory brand stands for and the delicious product that it offers to guests,” says Scott Gordon. “We can’t wait for the Arnold community to have the perfect spot to get together with friends and family and enjoy some great food. Pizza Factory has played an important role in our lives for many years and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We’re confident that this location will experience the same success the brand has achieved for many years.”
“This opening is an important moment for Pizza Factory as we continue to expand in our home state with dedicated franchises like the Gordon’s,” says MJ Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory. “Scott and Ruby bring a wealth of knowledge to their ownership, and we are thrilled that they are expanding our reach during this exciting time. As the new year approaches, we are eager to keep this momentum going and will continue to serve our loyal guests in many new communities to come.”
Including multiple fast-casual prototypes, Pizza Factory maintains its reputation for family-friendly dining and high-quality products. The brand specializes in its vast menu offerings, serving fresh, never frozen hand-tossed pizza, pasta, wings, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. As Pizza Factory continues to develop into new markets, the brand is providing multi-unit operators flexible new-build or conversion options with delivery / curbside and traditional dine-in prototypes ranging from 1,000 – 4,000 sq. ft. The largest option typically features multiple dining sections, an arcade area for the kids, banquet rooms for parties and social gatherings and big-screen TVs throughout the restaurant.
With aggressive development efforts underway, Pizza Factory is actively growing and seeking multi-unit operators to develop nationwide.