Gatti’s Pizza Accelerates Loan Process for Future Franchisees

Pizza Chain Added to SBA Franchise Registry 
 
AUSTIN, TX ­ March 23, 2007 ­ Mr. Gatti’s, LP has successfully completed the eligibility review process for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Franchise Registry that will expedite the processing of loans for interested Gatti’s Pizza franchisees.
 
A leader in the pizza buffet and family entertainment industry, Gatti’s Pizza currently operates 135 units in Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  The Austin-Texas based pizza franchisor is looking for experienced multi-unit area developers and operators to help grow the brand in existing territories, as well as expand into Georgia and Florida. 
 
Prospective franchisees should visit the franchising section of the company’s Web site at www.gattispizza.com/franchising to learn more about franchising opportunities with Gatti’s Pizza.  The company also encourages interested individuals to check out the financial resources available to them through the SBA Franchise Registry at www.franchiseregistry.com.
 
“We’re excited to be listed on the SBA Franchise Registry,” said Mark Levis, CFE, Director of Franchise Sales and Development for Gatti’s Pizza. “Financing can be one of the biggest hurdles for franchisees. Being listed on the Franchise Registry demonstrates our commitment to fostering a successful relationship with franchisees and expedites the SBA lending process.” 
 
About Mr. Gatti’s, LP
The GattiTown store concept serves up a unique dining experience combining great-tasting food with family entertainment.  Through its GattiTown and Gatti’s Pizza locations, Mr. Gatti’s, LP is committed to offering its dine-in, pickup and delivery customers the freshest, best-tasting food at each of its locations in eight states throughout the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest. Purchased by Blue Sage Capital in 2004, the Austin-based company ranks among the top 25 U.S. pizza chains by sales, according to Pizza Marketing Quarterly’s 2005 report.  For more information on Gatti’s Pizza, visit www.gattispizza.com.