Franchise Consulting, LLC Inks Deal to Franchise Fairfax-Based Paisano’s

Plans are to Open Ten Units in DC-Metro Area


(Fairfax, VA) – Franchise Consulting, LLC (FC) has announced the addition of Fairfax-based restaurant chain, Paisano’s, to its client roster. Founded in 2006, Franchise Consulting is a Fairfax, VA-based franchise development company that has marketed and sold hundreds of franchises since its inception for clients such as Camille’s Sidewalk Café, ConeyBeach and FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Café. 

“Paisano’s is an innovative delivery concept that serves amazing Italian food in addition to its flagship New York style gourmet pizza,” said Mike Halpern, FC’s founder and CEO. “Paisano’s has proven its solid business model for over a decade.  Its franchising potential makes Paisano’s the perfect addition to our portfolio of brands to market in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and beyond.  To begin with, we plan and hope to sign ten deals to open locations in the area by the end of 2010.”

The agreement between Paisano’s president and CEO Fouad Qreitem and FC will utilize FC’s organizational and support system to franchise the brand. FC’s services will include marketing, real estate, franchise sales, and other aspects of franchise development. Paisano’s will be positioned as an Italian delivery concept with an average ticket of $19.

Founded in the FairLakes area of FairfaxCounty by Qreitem, Paisano’s has grown to a five-unit chain since first opening in 1997.  After refining their systems over the past 12 years and operating the company-owned locations, Paisano’s is a seasoned and proven restaurant concept that is poised to flourish as a franchisor.  The menu includes gourmet pizza, pasta, subs, stromboli, wings, salads and more.  Qreitem also founded Bella Pizza, which is located in Centreville, VA.

“When I founded Paisano’s it was our goal to transform the way people think about pizza delivery,” Qreitem said. “And now with the help of Franchise Consulting we will be able to do that in the D.C. Metro area, across the nation and ultimately around the world.”


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