EVERETT, WA (April, 2007)— Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza®, the first and only “gourmet” carry out and delivery pizza chain, proudly announces the appointment of Ross R. Marzolf as the new director of local marketing and events, effective immediately.
In his new role, Marzolf willwork with the 26local franchisees on their marketing efforts and help create ad schedules in hopes of creating greater name recognition for each location. Additionally, he’ll help Garlic Jim’s coordinate trade show exhibitions in local markets, and serve as the point of contact for Garlic Jim’s charitable efforts such as theirpartnership with the Putnam Foundation, which assistschildren and communities by improving and providing access to youth sports programs in the Pacific Northwest.
“The amount of success Garlic Jim’s has seen this year is astounding,” says Marzolf. “The growing number of franchises will make my job both challenging and rewarding and I am very excited to be coming on board at this time.”
Before joining Garlic Jim’s, Marzolf did extensive political work in the state of Washington, where heheld a number of positions.   Most recently he served as the Executive Director of the Republican Central Committee for highly populated King County where he was an integral part of the planning and implementation of a number of large-scale projects. Prior to his work with the Republican Party, Marzolf was the Deputy Director for Washington Citizens for a Sound Economy where he had a number of roles including: development and execution of grassroots campaigns, planning special events and speaking to groups on diverse economic issues.
“Ross’ past experience in leadership rolesshows he will be a great addition to Garlic Jim’s,” says Dwayne Northrop, chairman andCEO of Garlic Jim’s. “eHe His knowledge of the Washington markets, as well ashis ability to form relationships, will be invaluable to his new position.”
Marzolf lives in Seattle where he enjoys movies, running and politics. He attended The Masters College in Santa Clarita, CA where he received a B.A. in history.
Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza® is proud to be the first pizza franchise to focus on quick delivery pizza made fresh with gourmet toppings. Garlic Jim’s in-store system and team member training allows them to make pizza in 25 minutes or less “from order to out the door,” thus pioneering the concept “Gourmet, Right Away.”
At Garlic Jim’s the term ‘gourmet’ signifies more than just the finished pizza – it refers to the finest ingredients: fresh packed sauces, fresh 100% whole-milk mozzarella and fresh dough made daily, where the customer can certainly taste the difference. Garlic Jim’s offers customers two crust choices; hand-thrown thick crust, made with parmesan cheese and buttermilk, or garlic thin, four cheese options; mozzarella, cheddar, feta and parmesan, seven sauces; classic red, garlic basil, basil pesto, zesty chipotle pesto, creamy ranch, smoky sweet BBQ or fresh basil and olive oil, and a variety of meats, vegetables and gourmet toppings such as roasted garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, corn salsa and sun-dried tomatoes.
With gourmet pizzas such as Nutty Chipotle™, zesty chipotle pesto topped with spicy sausage, pepperoni, red onions, tomatoes and cashews, Jim’s Gourmet Garlic™, basil pesto sauce, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese, and Chicken Bacon Ranch, premium chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onions and creamy ranch sauce, Garlic Jim’s is putting a new spin on pizza. “We’ve gone out of our way to source the best ingredients available to create our specialty pizzas and as a result we also have the best tasting pepperoni pizza you will ever find,” says Northrop.
Garlic Jim’s has grown from two open stores in 2004 to 36 open stores and 93 franchises sold in 2006.  In addition to current locations in Oregon, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Washington, Garlic Jim’s has stores under development in New Jersey, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. With projections of doubling in size in 2007, Garlic Jim’s is sure to become the fastest growing gourmet pizza franchise in the country. For more information on Garlic Jim’s pizza and franchising, visit their website at www.garlicjims.com, or call 866-918-jims (5467).

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