Pizza Pizza opens ninth location in Winnipeg

Pizza Pizza, Canada's leading pizza chain, has opened the doors to a new restaurant in Winnipeg, located at 3025 Ness Avenue. The new restaurant opening is part Pizza Pizza's ongoing expansion in Manitoba, which began in 2009. This is the ninth to open in Winnipeg, with plans to open four more locations by the end of 2014.

The new locations extend Pizza Pizza’s ability to serve the Winnipeg community with a diverse menu, extensive promotions and convenient home and office delivery for lunch, dinner, late-night snack and everything in between.

“We're very happy with the growth and prosperity we’ve seen in the city,” said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Pizza. “With nine locations in the community, we’re hopeful that we will continue to grow in the region and continue offering the hot and fresh service that customers are coming to appreciate.”

The new location employs between 10 to 15 full-time and part-time staff. As a whole, Pizza Pizza employs over 100 people in Manitoba and plays an active role in the communities it serves through event & team sponsorships, donations and cause-related fundraisers benefiting Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

In addition to Pizza Pizza’s current locations in the city, consumers can find Pizza Pizza at four non-traditional locations in sites such as the University of Manitoba and Cineplex theatres, and five counters at the MTS Centre as part of its sponsorship and designation of being the official pizza of the Winnipeg Jets.

Pizza Pizza continues to call aspiring entrepreneurs from the area to consider franchising opportunities throughout the region and across the country. Information at www.pizzapizza.ca/franchising.

About Pizza Pizza Limited

With more than 720 locations spread across seven provinces, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada´s pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader. The company owns and operates two banners, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 that, together with its network of operators and franchise partners, deliver quality food choices, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Since 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision to provide the “best food, made especially for you” with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement. In 2013, Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine named Pizza Pizza Limited Company of the Year. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.