Wings are Flying at Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza Locations Nationwide

WINGS ARE FLYING AT GARLIC JIM’S FAMOUS GOURMET PIZZA® LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE
Tasty chicken wings compliment every pizza for the complete meal
EVERETT, WA (July 2007) Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza®, the first and only “gourmet” carry-out and delivery pizza chain, has introduced a variety of chicken wings at every location nationwide. Due to popular consumer demand, Garlic Jim’s has expanded their menu to offer three varieties of chicken wings to compliment the perfect pizza meal. Available in 10-piece count, for only $6.99, the options include: Hot Wings, Smokin’ Sweet BBQ Wings or Garlic Wings and are available with Ranch or Bleu Cheese dipping sauces.
“Gourmet chicken wings are a good way to start a meal, and with our variety of flavors and sauces, we’re confident any wing lover will enjoy our new side,” says Dwayne Northrop, chairman and CEO, Garlic Jim’s. “When we introduce a new menu option at Garlic Jim’s, we’re conscious to maintain the high quality our customers have grown to love, and this new side item is no different.”
ABOUT GARLIC JIMS
2007 has already been a busy year for Garlic Jim’s. January 18, 2007, brought the announcement of a new 25-store sub-franchise agreement for the Denver, Colorado area. On February 6, 2007, Garlic Jim’s opened their first franchise for the Golden state in Valencia, California. A week later, on February 13, the Lakewood, Washington location held their grand opening, joining an already prosperous Washington market. Tampa-based L&D Ventures announced a 100-store sub-franchise agreement for Florida and Puerto Rico on March 1, 2007, followed closely with the first Garlic Jim’s bistro opening in the West Seattle Junction at the end of the same month. May brought the grand opening of the Snoqualmie, WA store and a new announcement that a sub-franchise agreement has been established with five southern states, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama to open 49 stores, with the first opening November 2007.
Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza is proud to be the first pizza franchise to focus on quick delivery pizza made fresh with gourmet toppings. Garlic Jim’s in-store system and team member training allows them to make pizza in 15 minutes or less “from order to out the door,” thus pioneering the concept “Gourmet, Right Away.”
At Garlic Jim’s the term ‘gourmet’ signifies more than just the finished pizza – it refers to the finest ingredients: fresh packed sauces, fresh 100% whole-milk mozzarella and fresh dough made daily, where the customer can certainly taste the difference. Garlic Jim’s offers customers two crust choices; hand-thrown thick crust, made with parmesan cheese and buttermilk, or garlic thin; four cheese options: 100% whole-milk mozzarella, cheddar, feta and parmesan; seven sauces: classic red, garlic basil, basil pesto, zesty chipotle pesto, creamy ranch, smoky sweet BBQ or fresh basil and olive oil, and a variety of meats, vegetables and gourmet toppings such as roasted garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, corn salsa and sun-dried tomatoes.
With gourmet pizzas such as Nutty Chipotle™, zesty chipotle pesto topped with spicy sausage, pepperoni, red onions, tomatoes and cashews, Jim’s Gourmet Garlic™, basil pesto sauce, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese, and Chicken Bacon Ranch, grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onions and creamy ranch sauce, Garlic Jim’s is putting a new spin on pizza. “We’ve gone out of our way to source the best ingredients available to create our specialty pizzas and as a result we also have the best tasting pepperoni pizza you will ever find,” says Northrop.
Garlic Jim’s has grown from two open stores in 2004 to 40 open stores and a total of 104 franchises sold as of June 2007. In addition to current locations in Oregon, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Washington, Garlic Jim’s has units under development in New Jersey, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. With projections of doubling in size in 2007, Garlic Jim’s is sure to become the fastest growing gourmet pizza franchise in the country. For more information on Garlic Jim’s pizza and franchising, visit their Web site at www.garlicjims.com, or call 866-918-jims (5467).