Grimaldi’s Pizzeria announced the awarding of a domestic, multi-unit franchisee agreement to Power Brands Hospitality Group. PBHG will open its first franchised Grimaldi’s location in Huntsville, Alabama, in late 2021, with an additional Birmingham location opening shortly thereafter. Offering world-famous, coal-fired, brick-oven pizza, Grimaldi’s currently operates 41 company-owned restaurants throughout the United States, in addition to offering domestic and international franchise opportunities to qualified candidates.
“Grimaldi’s is well known as a top-quality pizza brand with more than 100 years of pizza-making history, and Power Brands Hospitality Group is the perfect franchisee to bring our New York-style pizza to Alabama,” says Grimaldi’s Pizzeria CEO Joseph Ciolli. “Our long-standing reputation for quality food and superior guest experience makes our concept a perfect fit with Power Brands Hospitality Group’s experience, knowledge, and success in developing a national brand in their core markets. Together, we’re looking forward to creating lifelong Grimaldi’s fans.”
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria earns its outstanding culinary reputation from its hand-crafted pizzas, calzones, antipasti, and a variety of delicious salads and house-made desserts, including its legendary cheesecakes. Always a place to celebrate, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria features a full bar offering specialty cocktails, craft beers and a robust wine list, including its own signature “Mille Gradi” Rosso Toscano Sangiovese Red and Pinot Grigio, specially produced in Tuscany, Italy.
“Grimaldi’s is one of the world’s most iconic New York-style pizzerias and we are thrilled to bring the accomplished brand to Huntsville, AL and Birmingham, AL in the near future” says Kumar Patel, Managing Partner at PBHG. “Grimaldi’s has a focus on providing guests with a superior dining experience that fits seamlessly within our existing portfolio of restaurants and we are excited that we reached this important milestone with all of our partners, employees, and stakeholders.”
In addition to domestic franchise expansion, Grimaldi’s is expanding its international footprint with franchisee Tablez Food Company, which will open five Grimaldi’s restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. The first and second locations are scheduled to open in Abu Dhabi and Dubai later this year.
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