"We look forward to working with our franchise partners to introduce both the Sbarro brand and great Italian tastes and flavors to these countries," says Peter Beaudrault, president and CEO of Sbarro. "Under the guidance of our expert international franchise team, the Sbarro concept has proven to be incredibly adaptable and successful in countries and cultures across the world. International expansion has been one of the core areas of growth for our company and a key strategy as we work to realize the potential of our brand."
Sbarro's international franchisers include Guatemala-based Administradora de Restaurantes LP, S.A. which will open restaurants in Guatemala and El Salvador, SC Ruby Foods Co. Impex in Romania, Comercializadora de Tabaco in Honduras, and Tin Plate Limited in The Bahamas.
"Sbarro will be the first quick service restaurant in Guatemala and El Salvador to offer a significantly extensive menu including items such as pizza-by-the-slice, stuffed pizza and strombolis," says Juan Moreno, president of Administradora de Restaurantes LP, S.A. "We are excited to introduce consumers to the Sbarro dining experience of open-air kitchens and top-quality ingredients, such as dough made from scratch onsite."