Los Angeles-based fast-casual restaurant chain, The Pizza Studio, announced the signing of a multi-unit franchise agreement with PS Midwest Development, a BRICK Restaurant Group managed company. BRICK Restaurant Group also manages the rapidly growing Freebirds World Burrito franchise locations across Kansas and Missouri. BRICK has plans to open Pizza Studio locations across the Kansas City market area and will eventually move into regions of Oklahoma and Arkansas. The first restaurant is expected to open in early 2014 in Kansas. PS Midwest expects to open at least 20 restaurants.
BRICK Restaurant Group chose The Pizza Studio to expand its portfolio because of its impressive business model which is built upon speed, simplicity, consistency, and quality.
The Pizza Studio is a fast-casual franchise concept that invites guests to create their own custom pizza masterpiece much like the Freebirds concept in that a customer actually chooses from an array of items. It offers guests a wide assortment of crusts, specialty sauces, premium meats, fresh and roasted vegetables, and high-quality ingredients at affordable prices. The company is known for its variety of flavors of their proprietary thin, light, and crispy crusts which were a year in development, with unlimited toppings of sauces, cheeses, nitrate-free meats, and fresh-cut and roasted vegetables for each custom-built pizza creation.
The Pizza Studio is committed to the neighborhood community and proudly supports local artists by providing a venue to display and sell their art commission free. The restaurant also plays an active role in fighting hunger by donating a free meal for every $20 spent at the restaurant.