Zpizza Names Hawaii’s Cesar and Karen Llarenas Franchisee of the Year

""Los Angeles, March 10, 2011 – Zpizzarecently awarded its highest honor, “franchisee of the year” to Cesar and Karen Llarenas of Kailua, Hawaii.

“Every year we select a franchisee based on quantitative and qualitative factors, that has gone above and beyond to embody our brand,” said Chris Bright, president, Zpizza. “Cesar and Karen are extremely progressive and their leadership and ideas set a great example for our other franchisees.”

Llarenas owns and operates two Zpizza locations in Hawaii, in Honolulu at Ward Centre Auahi Street Shops and in Kailua at the new eco-friendly 151 Hekili Street building, which opened November of 2010.

“We take pride in all the quality that goes into our ingredients and all of our menu items, along with our eco-friendly environment,” said Cesar Llarenas.  Besides moving into energy efficient building in Kailua, both locations use only compostable packaging, from pizza boxes to carry out bags.  “We’re committed to bringing Zpizza to Hawaii and honored by the franchisee of the year distinction,” said Llarenas.

A great place to stop in or take out or order for family-friendly lunch or dinner delivery, Zpizza offers affordable, healthy, artisan pizzas, rusticas, pastas, calzones, sandwiches and salads, and the opportunity to create personalized pizzas with a selection of premium ingredients. Additionally, Zpizza has a full catering menu for business lunches, parties, events and any catering needs.  For deals and news, check out Zpizza on Facebook and Twitter: facebook.com/zpizza and @zpizza. 

About Zpizza

Featured on “Good Morning America” as a healthy dining option and rated by Parents magazine as one of the“Top 10 Best Fast-Casual Family Restaurants,” Zpizza takes a unique approach by appealing to traditional pizza lovers, health conscious consumers and gourmet palates alike. Artisan pizzas, rusticas, pastas, calzones, sandwiches and salads are made with all natural and organic ingredients with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, combining select ingredients using award-winning skim mozzarella from  Wisconsin, certified organic tomato sauce, MSG-free pepperoni, additive-free sausage, and fresh produce. Dough is made from 100% organic wheat flour prepared fresh every day, hand-thrown and fire-baked until uniquely crisp. Founded in 1986 in the art colony of Laguna Beach, California, where creativity and craftsmanship have flourished for almost a century, all ingredients are selectively chosen for superior quality. Zpizza has over 90 locations, and another 400 in ongoing development worldwide.  More information at Zpizza.com.