(Press Release) ATLANTA, GA, 06/19/12 — Stevi B’s Pizza, the industry’s only national premium pizza buffet restaurant, is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to develop four Stevi B’s Pizza locations in the greater Columbus, Ohio market with Restaurant Partners Group, LLC, which also owns the Stevi B’s Pizza location in Findlay, Ohio.
“Having operated the Stevi B’s Pizza in Findlay, we see a huge opportunity in the Columbus market and are excited to bring the pizza concept to the community,” explains Tony Sachdeva, president of Restaurant Partners Group, LLC.
Restaurant Partners Group has signed a development agreement to open four Stevi B’s Pizza restaurants in Columbus metro area, which are estimated to create about 180 jobs in Franklin County and the surrounding area.
“We are delighted that Restaurant Partners Group has chosen to increase its investment in our brand with the development of additional restaurants,” said Matthew Loney, president and CEO of Stevi B’s Pizza. “Its commitment to our core principals has contributed to Stevi B’s success and we look forward to many more years of a strong partnership together.”
About Stevi B’s Pizza
Stevi B’s Pizza, the industry’s only national “premium” pizza buffet restaurant franchise, was founded in 1996 in Atlanta and is currently owned by Argonne Capital, an Atlanta private equity firm focused on growing restaurant and retail companies into category leaders. Recognized as a Top Ten Franchise Deal by QSR Magazine and ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2012 Franchise 500, Stevi B’s Pizza is a rapidly-growing brand with a 20 percent annual growth rate and 45 locations throughout the United States. Recognized for serving the highest quality pizzas “made from scratch,” Stevi B’s is a family-friendly, community-driven brand that offers a distinct menu of specialty pizzas such as the Loaded Baked Potato, Chicken Fajita, Cheeseburger and Spinach Alfredo served fresh and at a great value in an atmosphere that is fun for adults and children. Follow Stevi B’s Pizza on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stevibs or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SteviBsPizza. For more information, visit www.SteviBs.com or contact Stevi B’s by e-mail at info@SteviBs.com.