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RedBrick Pizza Signs Development Deal for 31 Cafes in Northwest Florida and Alabama

PALMDALE, Calif., Nov 18, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — RedBrick Pizza Worldwide, Inc. has announced it has signed a new Development Agreement with master developer Triple JM, LLC, which grants the company exclusive rights to develop up to 31 RedBrick Cafes in Northwest Florida and southern Alabama.
“We are excited to further RedBrick’s reach into the Gulf Coast cities of Northwest Florida and the southern region of Alabama,” RedBrick Pizza Worldwide, Inc. President Jim Minidis said. RedBrick Cafes have enjoyed tremendous success in the Orlando, Florida area since 2005.
“RedBrick Pizza’s healthy, simple and straightforward menu is what I wanted,” said Triple JM, LLC’s Jim Sickler, a retired Army officer and helicopter pilot who was looking to invest in the fast-casual restaurant business with his family. “RedBrick Pizza’s President Jim Minidis has done a tremendous job of assembling people who are very smart — lawyers, architects, consultants — the support team is right there,” explained Sickler.
Sickler expects to open franchises in Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola and Tallahassee — to name a few cities in Florida — before expanding to Montgomery and Mobile in Alabama.
“We have demonstrated our system is innovative, geared for growth, and our business model can be adapted to audiences around the world,” said Minidis. “Our fire-roasted gourmet pizza is lower in carbohydrates and fat and has about one-third the sodium of ordinary pizza which makes it appealing to those looking for a healthier alternative,” he added.
This year, Restaurant Business magazine ranked RedBrick Pizza 8th of “The Future 50” fastest-emerging growing chains in America. In 2007, RedBrick Pizza was ranked 9th of “The 100 Top Movers & Shakers” by Fast Casual magazine and 10th in Restaurant Business “The Future 50.” RedBrick Pizza was awarded Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concept of the Year” for 2006 and was featured in Sunbelt Foodservice’s “On the Cutting Edge.” In 2005 RedBrick was named among Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 50 New Franchises” in 2005.
For franchise opportunities in Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama, contact Jim Sickler at (334) 393-3113.
RedBrick Pizza, with headquarters in Southern California, is the leading fast-casual pizza franchise with RedBrick Cafes in operation in ten states and Canada. For other franchise and master developer territory information, visit or call (661) 722-5895.
SOURCE RedBrick Pizza Worldwide, Inc.