RedBrick Pizza Breaks Into First International Market

Date: SEP 12th, 2007

Topic: Franchise News

EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- RedBrick Pizza Worldwide, Inc. has announced the signing of its first international master development agreement in Canada. The new contract with RBP North, LTD calls for development of approximately forty units throughout Alberta, Canada. RBPW plans include several additional master developers with a goal of approximately 600 cafes across Canada. Now in eight states, the company continues its rapid growth to become the number one fast casual pizza franchise worldwide, with development agreements representing approximately 1,000 cafes.

Announcing the agreement were James Minidis, CEO of RedBrick Pizza Worldwide, Inc. and Bruce Miller and Keith Fowler, co-founders of RBP North, LTD. "We were impressed by RedBrick's innovative products and dynamic marketing approach," said Bruce Miller. "With their three-minute, heart-healthy pizzas, family-friendly neighborhood cafes and strong brand presence, we think RedBrick could well be the next Subway! RedBrick is doing to pizza what Starbucks did to coffee. They are redefining the pizza niche and taking the leadership position."

"Bruce and Keith represent the kind of business partners that have a passion for our brand, are driving our tremendous growth and will help to make RedBrick the hottest fast casual franchise in the industry," said Minidis.

Recently named to Restaurant Business Magazine's Future 50, RedBrick Pizza has amassed accolades from trade and business press around the country. They are ranked 9th on Fast Casual Magazine's 100 "Movers and Shakers." The franchise was awarded Nation's Restaurant News "Hot Concept" award for 2006 and was featured among Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 50 New Franchises. QSR Magazine also named RedBrick Pizza as "Ones to Watch."

According to RedBrick CEO and co-founder James Minidis, RedBrick's success has come from master developers and franchisees who share the same commitment and excitement for our innovative concept that can be duplicated anywhere in the world. The menu is unique and delicious with three-minute fire-roasted gourmet pizzas, signature Fhazani(TM) sandwiches, delicious chopped salads and our signature gourmet Italian gelato.