Paisanos of Herndon Becomes First Franchise-Owned Operation

Centreville, VA – Fouad Qreitem, CEO of the popular pizza delivery chain headquartered in Northern Virginia, is pleased to announce that the Paisano’s Herndon location is now a franchised operation.

The new Paisano’s owner?  It’s the same person who has managed the outlet for the past year, Pierre Chahine. “To say this is a special moment in my life doesn’t do the phrase justice,” said Chahine. “I am living a dream.  As the hands-on manager of the Herndon site, seeing the operation of a Paisano’s up close as only one can from within, I just knew this was the right fit for me. I wanted to go from manager to owner and ‘walk the talk’ as it were; I am super-encouraged with the company’s business model and am glad to be a part of their growth moving forward. And I want to invite anyone who has a real hankering for the best tasting pizza they’ve ever eaten, for the most delicious subs, strombolis, wings and more…to simply give us a try. You have my guarantee,” concluded Chahine, “that you will always be served the finest, freshest ingredients; it’s my pledge to both our loyal Paisano’s customers as well as those we’ve yet to meet.”

Head honcho Qreitem said, “At Paisano’s, we promise great food and great service. That would not be possible were it not for good people behind that pledge. We exceed customer expectations only with the resolve of our operators and Pierre has always struck me as someone who would…and who should…put some skin in the game. Based upon his management of the Herndon location, I fully believe he’ll make a superb franchisee.” 

Mike Halpern of Franchise Consulting, LLC in Fairfax, the firm tasked with growing the Paisano’s footprint in Virginia, Maryland and the greater Washington DC area, is bullish on the brand and sees the Herndon transaction as the harbinger of bigger days to come. “The pizza segment features an efficient sales-to-investment ratio and has been a darling of the franchise business for quite some time now; I see no reason for that dynamic to change, especially once you factor-in the established business model Paisano’s has prospered by these past dozen years.”

Paisano’s is headquartered in Centreville, VA and has been operating in Northern Virginia for over 12 years. Since the first Paisano’s opened in the Shops at Fair Lakes in June of 1997, Paisano’s currently runs five company-owned units in Fairfax County to complement the new Herndon franchise; more outlets are planned. For more information, check out:

Franchise Consulting is located in Fairfax, VA and is a premier provider of franchise sales and development services. Experts in the food service industry, Franchise Consulting provides a turnkey approach that includes every aspect of the franchise development and sales process. For franchise information, call (703) 279-6522 or visit:

Paisano’s of Herndon is located at 1141 Elden Street, Herndon, VA  20170. 

(703) 796-6800