Buscemi’s Continues to Grow in Challenging Michigan Economy 15 New Stores Set to Open in 2007

FRASER, Mich., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Buscemi’s Inc., one of Metro Detroit’s original pizza and sub shops, will expand to 60 stores in Michigan in 2007. This growth is especially encouraging as it comes at a time when most other businesses in Michigan are struggling.

Buscemi’s success during the downturn in the auto industry, distressed real estate market and declining population illustrate that with a quality product a company can succeed. “Our food truly sets us apart,” says Tony Buscemi, company president. “Although there are a lot of mom-and-pop stores that try to do the same thing we’re doing, they don’t have the reputation we do. Our name draws people in, because they know they’re getting high-quality food.”

As big box retailers like Wal-Mart move into established Michigan markets, existing party store and grocery business feel the pinch. “They started to realize that their profit margins are low because they are trying to compete with the big retailers,” says Buscemi. “They’re discovering that the best way to increase profit margins is to sell high-quality food like ours. That’s why so many of these independent mom and pop’s have been coming to us to convert to a Buscemi’s franchise.”

Buscemi’s has been making their famous pizza and Italian submarine sandwiches in Michigan for over 50 years. The Company started franchising in 1976 and now operates stores throughout Michigan. New stores are slated to open this year in Oak Park, Taylor, Algonac, St. Clair Shores, Ferndale, New Baltimore, Harrison Township, Port Huron, Fort Gratiot, St. Clair, Livonia, Warren and Commerce Township.

About The Original Buscemi’s

The Original Buscemi’s, one of the top 100 pizza chains in the country, as listed by Pizza Today Magazine, is a Michigan-based convenience and Italian specialty food company famous for their Sicilian style pizza by the slice and Torpedo(R) and Baby Sub(R) Italian submarine sandwiches. For more information visit www.originalbuscemis.com or contact Theresa DiLoreto at 586-212-7731.