Neighbourhood pizzeria expands operations with three new locations
in Regina and Lloydminster
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, today announced major expansion plans in Saskatchewan with the opening of three new locations, joining the company’s existing restaurant located in Hill Centre Tower, downtown Regina. The restaurant’s 29th franchised location will open in late fall 2016 on Rochdale Blvd, near Superstore and their 30th location is set to open in Eastgate in early 2017. The 31st location will open shortly thereafter in Lloydminster.
Earlier this year, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria was also ranked No. 105 on the 28th PROFIT 500, the definitive list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, ranked annually by PROFIT Magazine and Canadian Business. The PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth, and recognizes Famoso’s steady growth and expansion throughout Western Canada and in Ontario. The addition of three new Famoso franchises in Western Canada speaks to the popularity and love of the brand among pizza lovers and foodies in Saskatchewan, and moreover, across the country.
“Since we opened up our first – and currently only – location at Hill Centre in Regina in 2015, we’ve received nothing but love from the city.” says Justin Lussier, co-founder and chief executive officer of Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria. “The community in Regina is great, and so are the restaurant partners we’re working with on these expansion plans. We have the utmost confidence that the management teams we have in place at all three new locations will not only help these restaurants succeed, but also flourish and thrive.”
The opening of the new Rochdale location in late fall 2016 will be led by the general manager and owner of the existing Hill Centre location, Chris Machin. Machin’s expertise and passion for Regina’s emerging food scene serves as the foundation for the opening of his second location in as many years. In the New Year, the Eastgate opening will be led by new operating partner and general manager Todd Taylor. More details on the third and final location are expected to be finalized soon.
“The people of Regina have truly embraced us with open arms since Famoso first came to the city in 2015, making it the perfect place to continue expanding,” adds Lussier. “Our mission since we opened up our very first restaurant after falling in love with Neapolitan pizza in Italy, was to bring an authentic Neapolitan vibe back to everyone in Canada, and we’re so glad that the city and people of Regina have also embraced this Italian tradition we love so much. Our pizzeria resonates with people which is why it continues to grow and we are grateful to the community of Regina for the support they continue to give us.”
Currently, Famoso operates in 28 locations throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Find your closest Famoso at famoso.ca/locations.
About Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria: Famoso is the neighbourhood pizzeria where you’ll find a fun and vibrant atmosphere any day of the week. It’s where great food and good friends make the perfect ingredients for a memorable night. Inspired by the energy of an authentic pizzeria in Naples, Italy, at Famoso you’ll find the delicious tastes of fresh, pizzaiolo-tossed pizzas and signature Italian dishes served with a perfect selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails. Visit Famoso online at www.famoso.ca.