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Villa Enterprises, a multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced their participation in the International Franchise Expo (IFE), June 18 through June 20 in New York City. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Villa’s unique franchise brand portfolio including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, and South Philly Steaks & Fries, which can be found across 40 U.S. states and eight additional countries. Attendees are invited to visit Villa’s booth #821 at the Expo where headquarters members’ will be on-hand to answer questions.
The IFE is the biggest franchise expo in the world, with thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners attending. Last year’s IFE attracted more than 400 exhibitors, along with 19,000 attendees from 96 countries. Not only is the franchise economic output estimated to increase by 5.4 percent to $889 billion this year, the IFE is expecting record- breaking attendance—likely to exceed 20,000 visitors, with 450 of the top franchises exhibiting.
“Villa is proud to participate in the 2015 International Franchise Expo,” says Matt Von Klemperer, director of franchise development, Villa Enterprises. “We are excited to offer franchise opportunities for Villa Italian Kitchen with its 50 years of history to our updated decor and menu offerings, along with our other brands, Green Leaf’s Salads, Bananas Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries among our franchise opportunities.”
Starting with its first pizzeria in New York City more than 50 years ago, the company’s Villa Italian Kitchen flagship brand now has more than 300 locations worldwide. Villa Italian Kitchen is a quick-serve concept featuring Neapolitan and pan pizzas made with fresh dough, 100-percent whole milk Mozzarella, and fresh sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is also a favorite, while Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner.
The 50-year-old Villa Enterprises is continuing to grow through franchise opportunities. Villa offers four individual quick service brands with a variety of food offerings. Ideal Franchise candidates will have a proven business track record, solid organization, an established net worth and—above all else—a passion for developingand operating an American-style business domestically or abroad.