Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, the award-winning New York-style pizzeria, announced today that its Alabama franchisee, Power Brands Hospitality Group (“PBHG”) will open a franchised Grimaldi’s location in Huntsville, Alabama on Tuesday, May 10th. Offering coal-fired brick-oven pizza, Grimaldi’s currently operates 43 company-owned restaurants throughout the United States in addition to awarding domestic and international franchise opportunities to qualified candidates.

“After decades of pizza making history in company-owned restaurants, we are thrilled to open a franchised Grimaldi’s location in Huntsville,” says Grimaldi’s Pizzeria CEO, Joseph Ciolli. “Together with Power Brands Hospitality Group, we look forward to introducing the Huntsville community to Grimaldi’s excellent service and casual, yet upscale dining experience.”

Pizza lovers in Huntsville can now enjoy Grimaldi’s coal-fired brick-oven pizza and calzones along with salads, starters, and desserts. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria also offers a full bar program of handcrafted cocktails, premium and local craft beers, and a diverse wine list, including Grimaldi’s exclusive bottlings of Mille Gradi Rosso Toscano Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio produced in Tuscany, Italy.

“As a leading brand and innovator in the pizza market, Grimaldi’s shares our vision of expanding a family-owned business and represented a natural addition to our growing portfolio,” says Kumar Patel, Managing Partner at PBHG. “We are thrilled to bring the award-winning pizzeria to Huntsville and look forward to serving our community.”

In addition to domestic franchise expansion, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is expanding its international footprint with franchisee Tablez Food Company, which is slated to open five Grimaldi’s restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. The first and second locations are planned to open in Abu Dhabi and Dubai later this year.

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