Answering public demand, larger option easy choice for families and special events
EVERETT, WA (April, 2007) Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza®, the first and only “gourmet” carry-out and delivery pizza chain, will introduce an extra large pizza size option beginning April 2 at every location. All specialty pizzas and build your own pizzas will be available in the 16” extra large option boasting 14 big slices on hand tossed crust. This extra large pizza will retail for only three dollars more than the large specialty and build your own options.  
Boasting gourmet offerings 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 Jim’s Smokin’ Sweet BBQ Chicken™, smoky sweet BBQ sauce topped with grilled chicken, bacon, green peppers, red onions and cheddar cheese, who wouldn’t want to order a larger pizza with the option of leftovers- if lucky!
“Offering an extra large option was the next step in answering consumer demands,” says Dwayne Northrop, chairman and CEO, Garlic Jim’s. “The perfect choice for families and large groups, the extra large pizzas cater to special events and large gatherings and will ensure nobody leaves hungry!”
In the $33 billion dollar-a-year, highly competitive U.S. pizza industry, 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 20 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 & crispy, four cheese options; mozzarella, cheddar, feta and parmesan, five sauces; classic red, basil pesto, zesty chipotle pesto, Smoky BBQ sauce or olive oil, and a variety of meats, vegetables and gourmet toppings such as roasted garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, corn salsa and sun dried tomatoes.
Garlic Jim’s has grown from two open units in 2004 to 39 open units and 93 franchises sold in 2006.  In addition to current locations in Oregon, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Washington, Garlic Jim’s has units under development in New Jersey, Denver, Florida, Tennessee, and Dallas. 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 Web site at, or call 866-918-jims (5467).

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