Chef Bruno Partners With Kyro Pizza

June 17, 2008 – Kyro Partners LLC, the owner of the Kryo Pizza brands, including Kyro Pizza™ and Kryo Pizza and Grille™, is pleased to announce that Chef Bruno, a world renown pizza expert, has joined the Kryo Pizza management team as its Chief Training and Operations Manager.

In this role, Chef Bruno will oversee quality control and serve as menu adviser, franchisee trainer and operations manager. He will also help launch new Kyro Pizza locations across the nation. Each Kyro Pizza location will feature Chef Bruno’s award winning brick oven pizzas, as well as whimsical and “off the wall” original creations. Kyro Pizza currently has plans to open 50 franchised locations by 2015 and believes the addition of Chef Bruno will help it reach, if not exceed, its goals.

Chef Bruno will also serve as a company spokesman and will assist with media relations and the marketing of Kryo Pizza franchises. Leveraging Chef Bruno’s international acclaim and culinary skills will be instrumental in building the Kyro Pizza brands.

“We are very excited to have Chef Bruno join us,” said Moutasem Atiya, CEO of Kyro Partners LLC. “We believe Kyro has all the right elements to be one of the nation’s most successful gourmet pizza brands. With the addition of Chef Bruno we hope to reach and maintain a level of excellence that is unmatched in the pizza restaurant industry.

Kyro offers a variety of salads, sandwiches, pastas, calzones and pizzas. According to Chef Bruno, “Kyro Pizza is a fusion of many cultures. If you are looking for a great cheese pie or in the mood for something different, Kyro will satisfy you.” Notably, Kyro Pizza offers a wide variety of specialty toppings in addition to the classics, including falafel and Tandoori Chicken.

About Chef Bruno

Chef Bruno brings nearly 50 years of foodservice experience to his new partnership with Kyro Pizza. He opened his first pizzeria at age 18 and has since opened nearly 40 additional restaurants across Europe, North America and South America. Over the years, he has been featured in various television shows, including Martha Stewart Living, and in such popular magazines as Bon Appetit. He is a regular contributor to Pizza Marketing Quarterly, the leading publication for the pizza industry, has served as a corporate chef and chef to the stars and is the Culinary Coach of the U.S. Pizza Team.

About Kyro Pizza

Kyro Pizza is a pizza restaurant currently located in Baltimore, Maryland. A second restaurant in Baltimore County, Maryland is expected to open in 2009. Kryo Pizza takes a creative approach to the pizza business in an effort to shake-up the pizza industry. Kryo Pizza will be featured in the July 2008 issues of QSR Magazine and has been featured in a number of local publications. For more information concerning Kryo Pizza, visit the Kyro Pizza website at

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