By Cynthia Chipi…
Popular pizza restaurant chain, Sir Pizza, is planning a rapid expansion during the next year.
The Miami-based pizza establishment, which currently has locations in Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Kendall, recently opened a new restaurant in West Kendall at 12562 SW 120 St.
Ernesto Fernandez and Marcelo Chopa, owners of local favorite Caffe Vialetto are at the helm as franchisees. In September, Sir Pizza expects to open its first Broward restaurant in Coral Springs at the Walk Shopping Center on University Drive.
The two launches are the first phase of the expansion that will result in 20 restaurants throughout Miami-Dade and Broward by late 2011. Future Miami-Dade locations are planned for Aventura, Doral, Downtown, Flagler, Hialeah, Homestead, Midtown, North Miami Beach, Palmetto Bay, South Beach and West Dade.
“Sir Pizza has long been known as a destination for family fun that offers ‘good to the very edge’ pizza, subs, salads, pastas, chicken wings and desserts,” said Rene Prats, Sir Pizza South Florida CEO. “We look forward to serving our guests a great dining experience in South Florida.”
Long-time restaurateur Prats now is the franchisor of Sir Pizza in South Florida.
Agustin and Betty Duarte had been longtime fans of the original Sir Pizza on Key Biscayne, and they had a dream of bringing the concept to the mainland. They decided to start a franchise, and soon a new place for devoted fans to get their Sir Pizza fix opened in Coral Gables. The restaurant was an immediate success and was quickly followed by two more locations in Pinecrest and Sunset. Their popularity was ensured the moment the doors opened for business.
Sir Pizza is known for its signature “square” cut pieces topped with high-quality, fresh ingredients including proprietary sauce, proprietary specially-blended cheese, and unique toppings such as crumbled bits of proprietary pepperoni as well as salads, sandwiches, blankets, chicken wings, hamburgers and lasagna. Beer and wine are served at every location. Takeout and delivery also are offered.
Sir Pizza is acquiring franchisees who love the pizza industry and are passionate about building the brand. Anyone interested should contact Lazara Martinez at www.sirpizzamiami.com.