Garlic Jim’s Has Been Chosen To Feed The Crew Of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Everett, WA (September, 2007) – Redecorating a room in a weekend is a project.  Rebuilding and redecorating an entire house in a week… now that’s a feat!  Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza® is extremely honored to have been selected by the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) and Doyle Custom Home’s Project 511 team as the pizza of choice to feed the crew of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition currently on secret location in Kirkland, Washington. The exact location is kept secret, as not to spoil the reveal, however, the episode will air in January.

Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza’s motto, “gourmet, right away,” goes hand in hand with the mission of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, offering amazing results in record time. The cast and crew work around the clock to revamp a home for a deserving family. During production, September 28-October 2, 2007, the Rose Hill Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza store will be providing the 250 volunteers on the construction crew with 75 extra-large gourmet pizzas every evening at 10 pm, to keep them going through the night.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an excellent example of the things people can accomplish when they work together,” said Dwayne Northrop, CEO, Garlic Jim’s.  “We are very happy to be feeding the crew that is giving a home to a wonderful family.”

Garlic Jim’s constantly seeks out charitable opportunities on a local level with many franchisees offering high discounts to schools, churches and other non-profit organizations. Additionally, in 2006, Garlic Jim’s named The Putnam Foundation as its charity of choice. It was founded to assist children and communities by improving and providing access to youth sports programs in the Pacific Northwest. For more information about the Putnam Foundation, and other charitable opportunities with Garlic Jim’s, contact 866-918-jims (5467).


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 15 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, made with parmesan cheese and buttermilk, or garlic thin; four cheese options: 100% whole-milk mozzarella, cheddar, feta and parmesan; seven sauces: classic red, garlic basil, basil pesto, zesty chipotle pesto, creamy ranch, smokin’ sweet BBQ or garlic infused olive oil, and a variety of meats, vegetables and gourmet toppings such as roasted garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted corn 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, grilled 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 47 open stores and a total of 111 franchises sold as of September 2007.  In addition to current locations in Oregon, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington, Garlic Jim’s has units under development in New Jersey, 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 Web site at, or call 866-918-jims (5467).

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