Sbarro announced the opening of its second restaurant in the Columbus market with EG America. The restaurant is located inside the Turkey Hill on Cleveland Avenue and is part of seven planned openings in the Columbus market in 2021. Sbarro and EG Group, the parent company of EG America, have also recently opened two stores in the United Kingdom and plan several additional openings this year.
“The partnership with EG America is very exciting. It’s a natural fit between the two brands. While pizza has been a top selling food item in convenience stores for many years, Sbarro offers premium quality pizza, Stromboli and other menu items that are freshly prepared each day in-store. We pioneered the concept of pizza-by-the-slice in our first location in Brooklyn, New York in 1956, and have retained the made from scratch recipes ever since,” says Sbarro CEO David Karam.
“Foodservice sales have been the fastest growing segment in the convenience store industry generating over $60 billion in revenue and 22% of profits. Most of the major convenience store chains have been working to optimize their foodservice offerings and we believe Sbarro is an ideal fit.”
Cindy Rantanen, EG America’s Senior Vice President of Food and Franchise Business Brands, adds: “We are excited about our expanding partnership with Sbarro. We are thrilled to offer our customers fresh, handmade, authentic New York-style pizza as well as other Italian favorites.”