Wednesday, June 3, 2015

East of Chicago Opens 4 New Franchise Stores




East of Chicago Pizza Continues Its Eastward Expansion

June 2, 2015 (Lima, OH) – Celebrating its 25th year in business, East of Chicago Pizza is proud to welcome four new stores to the pizza franchise’s family. New locations in Solon, OH, Rochester, NY, Parkersburg, WV and Holly Hill, SC will open within 90 days.

East of Chicago Pizza Company®, a top pizza franchise with locations in seven states, continued its impressive growth by surpassing 52 consecutive months of same-store-sales increases as of April, 2015.
During this period, the franchise has been able to capitalize on the increased interest of prospective franchisees in the pizza segment of the food service industry. With many operators starting with a single unit and expanding once properly funded, the brand strength, coupled with low start-up costs of approximately $125,500.00 (depending on the concept) has positioned East of Chicago Pizza Company® to pursue strategic, controlled growth with new and existing franchisees.

Tony Collins, President of East of Chicago Pizza, attributes the system-wide growth and current direction to the franchisees, “ Most of our operators took the time to fill out an exhaustive system survey last year. We have analyzed the data, internalized the comments, and developed a corporate strategy, based on the results, which focuses on our core concepts. Our number one priority is to help each franchisee increase profitability.”

By 2018, the brand plans to exceed $70 million in revenue and expand to 150 locations.

About East of Chicago Pizza Company®

Founded in 1991, East of Chicago Pizza Company is famous for its signature fresh pan pizza, devotion to quality, and the belief customers deserve the best tasting pizza every time. East of Chicago’s commitment to these three principles is the driving force behind their growth and success. East of Chicago Pizza Company is recognized throughout the Midwest for specialty pizzas, delicious subs, and signature wings. For more information on East of Chicago Pizza Company, store locations, or franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.eastofchicagofranchise.com. Follow East of Chicago on Twitter @EOCPizza and connect with us on Facebook: EOCPizza.

Contact:
David Crnkovich
 419-202-5524


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3 comments:

  1. Great brand and great franchise system. East of Chicago has an excellent product and seems to be hitting it's growth curve again. Chris Conner and his team joined EOC in early 2015 and you can see the growth as a result of the company's investment in the franchise channel. Mike Williams does excellent work on the support side and the leadership is behind the brand every step of the way.

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  2. Chris Conner has worked with a wide variety of pizza franchise systems, the market segment has grown so much, not surprising that East of Chicago has done this well.

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  3. East of Chicago is such a great product, one of the best pizza franchise products on the market.

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