Zpizza recently awarded its highest honor, “franchisee of the year,” to Cesar and Karen Llarenas of Kailua, Hawaii.

“Every year we select a franchisee based on quantitative and qualitative factors that has gone above and beyond to embody our brand,” says Chris Bright, president of Zpizza. “Cesar and Karen are extremely progressive and their leadership and ideas set a great example for our other franchisees.”

The Llarenas own and operate two Zpizza locations in Hawaii, in Honolulu at Ward Centre Auahi Street Shops and in Kailua at the new eco-friendly 151 Hekili Street building, which opened in November.

“We take pride in all the quality that goes into our ingredients and all of our menu items, along with our eco-friendly environment,” Cesar Llarenas says. Besides moving into energy efficient building in Kailua, both locations use only compostable packaging, from pizza boxes to carry out bags. “We’re committed to bringing Zpizza to Hawaii and honored by the franchisee of the year distinction,” Llarenas says.

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