Pizza Factory, the award-winning pizza brand, recently announced that its Southwest Reno location welcomed new owners. The husband-and-wife duo, George and Vera Najjar, now run the daily operations of the Southwest Reno restaurant.
Before joining the Pizza Factory family, George has been a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years. Having owned and co-founded three companies within the health & wellness and automobile industries, he brings an impressive managerial skillset to this new business venture. Vera boasts an extensive background in customer service and marketing. In their personal and professional lives, the duo have a longstanding commitment to giving back, having spent many years committed to coaching and mentoring those around them. They plan to continue these efforts as Pizza Factory owners through a hands-on operational approach and continuously building strategic relationships within the community. True to their entrepreneurial spirit, the pair aims to expand further with the brand in the coming years.
“When looking for our next business venture, we were immediately attracted to the opportunity that Pizza Factory provided,” says George. “At Pizza Factory, the heart, integrity and character behind the brand shine through in every aspect. The entire corporate team has been very supportive, and we’re thrilled to help the brand grow to the next level.”
Pizza Factory is in a league of its own within the pizza industry and has exemplified a strong growth trajectory. Most recently, the brand ranked on the 2023 Franchise Times Top 400 list of the largest brands in franchising for the fifth consecutive year.
“It’s very exciting to see our network of franchisees continue to grow,” says MJ Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory. “George and Vera bring great operational experience with them into this venture and we are confident they will continue to provide our guests in Southwest Reno with exceptional service. We couldn’t be more excited to have the Najjar’s on board and look forward to watching them make a lasting impact on the surrounding community.”
Featuring 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