PizzaRev to open 20th restaurant

Los Angeles -- Fast-casual pizza franchise PizzaRev kicks off 2015 with the opening of the chain’s 20th location in just over two years. The new restaurant will open in La Habra, California, one of eight locations scheduled to open in first-quarter 2015. The upcoming expansion will include entrance into four new markets: Bakersfield, San Diego and Santa Barbara in California, as well as Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In 2014, the build-your-own pizza concept gained momentum in both unit growth and same-store sales growth. PizzaRev opened 13 new locations, entered three new states and signed on 11 new franchise groups to expand the brand across the country. Same-store sales continue to exceed expectations, said the company, with initial stores opened in 2012 showing double-digital revenue growth in 2014.

“When we opened the first PizzaRev in 2012, we set forth a mission to deliver a dining experience without compromise,” said Rodney Eckerman, co-founder and CEO of PizzaRev. “Our commitment to this mission in every area of the business, from our higher quality ingredients to the build-out of our stores and the franchise partners we bring on, led to a wildly successful year.”

PizzaRev announced a strategic partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2013. The company currently has 13 corporate restaurants and six franchise locations in operation, with additional franchises under development across Washington, D.C., and 11 states: California, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Utah.