Silver Spring , MD – February 8, 2007 – The babysitter’s booked, dinner reservations are made, now what to do for the kids? Manny & Olga’s Pizza, voted “Top 100 New Franchises” two years running, has a simple, heart-felt solution: A heart-shaped pizza. Manny & Olga’s Pizza heart-shaped pizzas are a perfect way for parents to express their love on Valentine’s Day, especially when leaving the kids for a night on the town.

Manny & Olga’s heart-shaped pizzas, topped with freshly grated cheese and loads of pepperoni , will be offered on Tuesday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 14. Prices start at $10.99 for a large size. In order to get a jump on the heart-shaped holiday the pizzas can also be pre-ordered in many locations. Participation varies storewide.

“Kids love pizza; kids love Valentine’s Day,” said Eleni Athanasakis vice president of brand marketing at Manny & Olga’s. “This is a unique way to say Happy Valentine’s Day. Whether parents are heading out for the evening or celebrating at home with the family, heart-shaped pizzas are a fun addition to any Valentine’s Day gathering.”

 Manny & Olga’s Pizza is the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area’s best-kept secret no more. The popular franchise company – known for its freshly made, reasonably priced pizzas delivered into the wee hours – has been “discovered” by franchise industry veterans and recognized as one of the “Top 100 New Franchises” by Franchise Market, a national trade magazine that partners with the SBA, SCORE and Small Business Development Centers throughout the country.

Manny & Olga’s provides both the convenience today’s time-starved consumers need, and the higher quality, fresh and flavorful dishes they demand. Customers are impressed with owner Bobby Athanasakis’ ability to provide a wide variety of quality, fresh-dough pizzas as well as such Italian and Greek specialties such as Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti, and Chicken Souvlaki on Pita Bread – with the convenience of home and office delivery. “Take-out and delivery are the fastest growing segments of the restaurant industry – and Manny & Olga’s is well-positioned to meet the demand.”

With six franchised and three company-owned locations, Bobby Athanasakis is hoping the exposure in Franchise Market will catch the eye of quality oriented prospective franchise owners in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. markets, and beyond.

About Manny & Olga’s Pizza
Manny & Olga’s offers freshly made pizzas, subs, salads, Italian and Greek specialties, priced affordably, delivered quickly. The Manny & Olga’s Pizza franchise program provides qualified individuals with the systems, training, guidance and support to compete in the fastest growing segment in the restaurant industry: Delivery and take-out. For more information on Manny & Olga’s franchise opportunities, call Bobby Athanasakis at 866-320-OLGA, or visit .

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