Buffalo Wild Wings–backed fast-casual pizza leader PizzaRev has signed a franchise agreement with Grupo Galería to bring PizzaRev to Mexico. The agreement calls for 20 PizzaRev restaurants to be developed throughout Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Nuevo León, and Coahuila.

Grupo Galería currently owns and operates an expansive restaurant portfolio throughout Mexico, including a food distribution center and 42 Carl’s Jr. units, four Buffalo Wild Wings, and five IHOP restaurants. The group is the largest Carl’s Jr. franchisee in Mexico and opened the first international Buffalo Wild Wings outside of Canada. Grupo Galería also operates a real estate division and several dealerships, including Isuzu trucks, Nissan forklifts, and Subaru cars.

“We’re committed to delivering quality dining experiences, continuing innovation, and developing new career opportunities in the communities we serve,” says CEO of Grupo Galería, Antonio Barceló. “The addition of PizzaRev to our portfolio furthers our mission of being the best restaurant group in Mexico. We’re eager to bring the PizzaRev-olution to our country.”

The fast-casual pizza model is new to Mexico and Barceló believes that faster, more healthful pizza will resonate with both lunch and dinner customer segments, just as it has in the United States.

“Antonio and his team have built a world-class restaurant organization,” says Rodney Eckerman, cofounder and CEO of PizzaRev. “Their commitment to quality food and service is evident in the success of their restaurant operations; we are confident that they are the best partners to bring the PizzaRev brand to Mexico.”

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