Pizza Pizza Opens Second Restaurant in Winnipeg

                                                                                                   Toronto, ON When ""Agum Bhagria and his wife Sangeeta heard the news that their friend Devinder Paul Thind was opening a restaurant in Manitoba, they were intrigued.

Months after the opening of Thind’s restaurant, the Bhagrias are proud to be following suit as franchisees of Pizza Pizza’s second Winnipeg location, at 2677 Pembina Highway. The opening is part of a Canada-wide strategic expansion, with more restaurants scheduled to open in Manitoba later this year.

 “We look forward to bringing quality pizza to the community and are proud to be a part of Pizza Pizza’s expansion and team,” said Mr. Bhagria.

The Bhagrias bring experience and enthusiasm to the Pizza Pizza outlet, having worked with and managed a pizza chain for many years.

Thanks to local partners, Pizza Pizza has steadily advanced its expansion throughout the country including new locations in Montreal, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

“Quality food at affordable prices is really helping us to grow,” said Pat Finelli, chief marketing officer for Pizza Pizza. “We could not do it without local entrepreneurs like the Bhagrias. We are happy to welcome them to our team.”

Ten full and part-time employees have been hired in preparation for the opening of this new location. The new restaurant is approximately 1,700 square feet, and will focus on takeout and delivery, according to its owner. 

“Pizza Pizza’s extensive menu will give pizza-lovers more choice,” said Mr. Bhagria. “My wife and I look forward to giving the community a new, quality option.”

Customers will find that Pizza Pizza isn’t just about pizza. The menu at the new location features a wide variety that reflects the company’s offerings in other provinces, including wings, stuffed sandwiches and panzerottis – in addition to the traditional pizza menu that now offers gluten-free and whole wheat multigrain crusts with 25 per cent less sodium than traditional crusts.

Pizza Pizza is continuing its expansion and invites local entrepreneurs interested to contact the company for more information at: 1-800-263-5556 or 1-514-288-1111 in Quebec

About Pizza Pizza Limited

Founded in 1967, Pizza Pizza Ltd. is an industry pioneer and the number one pizza chain in the Canadian Quick Service Restaurant industry according to sales and restaurant locations. With its Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 banners and an extended team comprising more than 3,000 people, the company plays an active role in the communities it serves through fundraisers, donations and local sponsorships at the corporate and franchise levels. The company is guided by a mission to provide the “best food, made especially for you” and a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, community contribution and continual innovation. Some of the innovations developed or expanded upon by Pizza Pizza Ltd. include: insulated delivery bags (1967), a one number system (1967), 11-11 telephone jingle (1975), double-decker pizza boxes (1985) and gluten-free dough (2008). Visit www.pizzapizza.ca/history for more information.