(Press Release) MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 27, 2012 –Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced the grand opening of a Villa Italian Kitchen prototype as well as a Green Leaf’s and Banana’s in McAllen, Texas.

 Located at the La Plaza Mall, the simultaneous grand openings represent the 25th location in Texas for a Villa quick-service concept.

“We are proud to announce three grand openings including our new design with the Villa Italian Kitchen concept,” said Villa Enterprises Management Senior Vice President of Business Development Adam Torine. “The same delicious Italian-American food will be served and we know our customers will be happily surprised to see new eye-catching elements such as a large red glass chandelier in the La Plaza Mall food court.”

Additionally, the McAllen-based Green Leaf’s and Banana’s will reveal updated looks to consumers. In the Banana’s location, a colorful tropical display will greet customers including a surfboard behind the counter and new brand icon.

“With three concepts opening at the same time, we are pleased to hire three times the usual amount of employees. Texas has been very good to our company over the years and we hope to pay it back,” continued Torine.

Villa Enterprises Management currently operates more than 330 concept locations across 38 U.S. states, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and internationally among six additional countries.

About Villa Enterprises Management

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with more than 330 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 39 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and five additional countries.  Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries.  These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally.  Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area.  For more information, please visit


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