Introducing Famoso Pizzeria +
Bar: Famoso Inc. celebrates 10 years with new brand identity and
mission to create social gathering spaces
Rapid expansion underway
with 30th franchised location set to open this month
VANCOUVER, BC, February 22, 2017— Famoso Inc.is celebrating 10
years and 30 restaurant locations with a new brand identity and mission to
create social gathering spaces. All franchises moving forward will be known
as Famoso Pizzeria + Bar, the culmination of the brand’s evolution since
launching as Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria in 2007.
The new brand extends to the four walls of new Famoso
franchises, where guests can expect to find a social gathering space that
stays true to the vibrant atmosphere commonly found in real Italian
pizzerias. Key elements include a state-of-the-art central bar with
high-definition TVs, and innovative kitchen facilities to accommodate an
expanded food menu, including new pasta options and appetizers, as well as
updated signage. “When we opened the first Famoso location in 2007, we were
just three guys with a dream of bringing the authentic Italian pizzeria
experience to Canada,” said Justin Lussier, CEO and one of the co-founders
of Famoso Inc. “While restaurants in North America are already used by many
as a social gathering spot, the pizzerias in Italy take the social aspect
to another level - where guests are more like family, and are encouraged to
really make the restaurant feel like home. Our rebrand aims to make this
integral social experience commonplace and a signature differentiator of
the Famoso brand.” Over the last 10 years, Famoso has successfully opened 29
restaurants across Western Canada and Ontario, including the first pizzeria
+ bar-branded location in Regina this past December - the first of three
new Saskatchewan locations set to open in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The
new brand is a significant departure from the company’s first location in
Edmonton, Alberta, which originally focused on offering counter service as
opposed to today’s tableside delivery. Since the switch to tableside service
at all locations just over one year ago, Famoso has witnessed a significant
shift in its dining experience, prompting the decision to complete the
brand’s ongoing evolution with the new pizzeria + bar identity. Despite the
shift in concept, Famoso remains true to authentic Italian tradition and
its commitment to use only the freshest ingredients and techniques. “We are excited to continue our expansion with the opening
of our 30th franchised location, Famoso Eastgate in Regina, later this
month,” added Lussier. “Our ability to incorporate this new restaurant
concept as we continue to expand is a celebration of how far we’ve come in
the past ten years and a true testament to our continued growth as a
whole.” Famoso recently ranked No. 105 on the 28th PROFIT 500, the
definitive list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, ranked annually by
PROFIT Magazine and Canadian Business. As one of Western Canada’s top
premium casual dining options, the brand plans to open 40 locations in the
next 5 years. For a full list of restaurants, visit famoso.ca/locations. Franchise
opportunities are available. Visit famoso.ca/franchise-partner-investment-opportunities/ or
email email@example.com. About Famoso Inc.: Famoso is the
neighbourhood pizzeria where you’ll find a fun and vibrant atmosphere any
day of the week. It’s where great food and good friends make the perfect
ingredients for a memorable night. Inspired by the energy of an authentic
pizzeria in Naples, Italy, at Famoso you’ll find the delicious tastes of
fresh, pizzaiolo-tossed pizzas and signature Italian dishes served with a
perfect selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails. Visit Famoso online
at www.famoso.ca. Social Media: Follow Famoso on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for
the latest news and updates. #FamosoLove
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