Introducing Figaro’s Italian Pizza to Canada

Date: NOV 1st, 2006

Topic: Franchise News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Introducing Figaro’s Italian Pizza to Canada

Figaro’s brings quality pizza with choice of “we bake-you bake” options to Canada

New Brunswick, Canada – November 01, 2006 – Figaro’s Italian Pizza franchise opened its first Canadian store this past July. The take-and-bake and dine-in pizza chain currently has more than 100 stores throughout the United States and now plans expansion throughout eastern Canada.

Figaro’s Pizza plans to open 50-60 stores in Canada within the next 5-8 years. The company will strongly position itself against its competition with superior food quality and product selection. With a variety of items available on their menu and the option of “You Bake-We Bake”, Figaro’s is optimistic about their expansion.

Currently celebrating their 25th Anniversary, Figaro’s Pizza began in 1981 in Oregon as the dream of two entrepreneurs who wanted to meet the needs of busy families with a demand for speed, quality and convenience. Today, Figaro’s continues its unique selling proposition centered on their food and its exceptional value, using only the freshest of ingredients. Figaro’s insistence on using only 100% REAL Mozzarella cheese, fresh vegetables and meats with no fillers or MSG, along with making fresh dough daily, has reinforced their trusted brand over time.

Figaro’s represents an attractive opportunity for business ownership, regardless of nationality, ethnic background, sex, religion, etc. and is a proud member of the International Franchise Association’s MinorityFran and VeteranFran. Their corporate headquarters are located in Salem, Oregon at 1500 Liberty Street, S.E., Suite 160, 97302. Further information about Figaro’s Italian Pizza franchise opportunities or history can be found at www.figaros.com.

Pizza Facts:

  • Take-and-bake pizza is known as the fastest growing segment of the pizza restaurant category.
  • Italian food ranks highest as American’s favorite ethnic food.
  • Children between the ages of 3 and 11 prefer PIZZA over all other food groups for lunch and dinner.
  • Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or about 350 slices per second.
  • 93% of Americans eat at least one pizza per month.
  • Pizza is a $30+ BILLION per year industry.
  • Media Contact:

    Kristine Gottsch

    Charlton Engel Marketing

    kgottsch@charltonmarketing.com

    503-234-0811

    Company Contact:

    Dwayne Muir

    Figaro’s Italian Pizza Master Franchisee

    dmuirfsci@nb.aibn.com

    506-848-2248