Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, the award-winning New York-style pizzeria, announced that its Alabama franchisee, Power Brands Hospitality Group (“PBHG”) will open its second Grimaldi’s location in Hoover at Stadium Trace Village, 5225 Peridot Place, Suite 121 Hoover, AL 35244. The new 4,000 square-foot. restaurant, expected to open in the Spring of 2024, will feature two custom-built coal-fired ovens and will be able to accommodate 150 diners. Grimaldi’s currently operates 45 company-owned restaurants and one franchised location in the United States, plus one international location in Abu Dhabi.  Grimaldi’s actively awards domestic and international franchise opportunities to qualified candidates.

“The response after announcing our first Alabama franchised location has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are pleased to expand our relationship with Power Brands Hospitality Group and bring Grimaldi’s to Hoover, Alabama,” says Grimaldi’s Pizzeria COO Michael Flaum. “Power Brands Hospitality Group’s vision and values align with our long-standing reputation, and we look forward to creating lifelong Grimaldi’s fans across the state of Alabama.”

Pizza lovers in Hoover and the greater Birmingham metropolitan area will soon 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.

“From the beginning, we envisioned our relationship with Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to be longstanding.  The plan has always been to open multiple locations of the iconic brand in Alabama,” says Kumar Patel, Managing Partner at PBHG. “With the expansion into Hoover at Stadium Trace Village, along with the Huntsville location, that vision has quickly become a reality, and together, we are dedicated to providing quality experiences to our Alabama communities.”

PBHG’s Hoover location is planned to open in the second quarter of 2024.  It will join PBHG’s first franchised Grimaldi’s location in Huntsville, which has been open since 2022. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is expanding its international footprint with franchisee Tablez Food Company, which will open five Grimaldi’s restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. The first location opened in Abu Dhabi this fall, with a Dubai location to follow in 2024.

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