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Is 3 Tomatoes the Starbucks of Pizza?

3-tom-ss-logo.jpgJust as Starbucks reinvented the neighborhood coffee shop and Panera Bread reinvented the local sandwich shop, 3 Tomatoes & a Mozzarella is redefining the neighborhood pizzeria to meet the rising expectations of today’s consumer. And in the $30 billion pizza industry, that’s no small feat.

When you enter a 3 Tomatoes & a Mozzarella restaurant, you find yourself in a Tuscan-inspired Italian eatery with a touch of class, a bit of theater, reasonable prices, appealing menu items and lots of Old World charm. But the truly delightful discovery begins once you are presented with a pizza that not only exceeds your expectations, but sings with freshness and flavor.

Nancy and Jeff Roskin started 3 Tomatoes & a Mozzarella after they relocated to Arizona3-tomatoes-image.jpg from Connecticut and were unable to find the kind of pizza they enjoyed at their former home. But rather than just develop a delicious pizza, the Roskins decided to develop an entirely new dining experience. They crafted a formula that included a menu of freshly-prepared Italian specialties served in an upscale environment.

3 Tomatoes does not attempt to overwhelm customers with choices. The philosophy is to serve a limited amount of items extraordinarily well. Guests can select from a variety of tasty thin crust pizzas, made-to-order pastas, paninis, salads and scrumptious desserts. The atmosphere reflects the experience at a Tuscan bistro with pillars, trellises, plants, copper-topped tables and a stained concrete floor.

The display kitchen is enclosed in glass to remain visible but unobtrusive. A warm eggplant and mustard color scheme completes the Tuscan touches. 3 Tomatoes & a Mozzarella has been carefully designed to maximize efficiency without compromising the quality of the dining experience.

The menu is purposely kept simple so that emphasis can be placed on preparing and presenting truly memorable meals. The fast-casual sector continues to grow because customers want great food served quickly and affordably. 3 Tomatoes raises the bar by adding an element of sophistication to fast-casual dining without surrendering on price. Franchisees benefit from such careful planning and can expect to become immersed in the carefully structured training program and emerge with all of the knowledge they will need to run an effective operation.

The 3 Tomatoes & a Mozzarella support program is designed to focus on franchisees with the same level of interest and concern as owners provide to their customers. Franchisees can choose from a variety of available resources with 3 Tomatoes’ turnkey franchising system. The support program offers assistance through every phase of development and implementation and franchisees can elect to have the 3 Mozzarellas’ team as involved or as removed as they desire.

3 Tomatoes & a Mozzarella is a franchise opportunity that takes pizza and casual dining to a new level. Now’s a good time for you to reinvent the pizzeria – and delight the taste buds – of your “neighborhood.”

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3 Tomatoes & A Mozzarella was named one of IdeaFarm’s Best Undiscovered Franchises. Download the free ebook at the IdeaFarm website


New NC Manny & Olga’s Pizza Franchise Exceeds Expectations

(FranBest.Com)  According to the Roanoke Daily Herald:  the large pizza franchisors said it’d never work.  They refused to grant Gary and Sue Bardwell a franchise for the Lake Gaston area of North Carolina, saying it was too small of a market.  Manny & Olga’s Pizza took a chance, granting Gary and Sue Bardwell a Manny & Olga’s Pizza franchise for Lake Gaston. The gamble paid off:  In the first week, the Bardwell’s Manny & Olga’s Pizza franchise broke all franchisee sales records, with sales 150 percent higher than expectations

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Manny & Olga’s Pizza Named to Top 100 New Franchises List

dcsteps.gifMaryland-based chain recognized for freshness, quality and value.

Silver Spring, MD – Manny & Olga’s Pizza is the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area’s best-kept secret no more. The popular franchise company – known for its freshly made, reasonably priced pizzas delivered into the wee hours – has been “discovered” by franchise industry veterans and recognized as one of the “Top 100 New Franchises” by Franchise Market, a national trade magazine that partners with the SBA, SCORE and Small Business Development Centers throughout the country.

The six-unit chain had caught the eye of Sean Kelly, a franchise industry veteran engaged by Franchise Market magazine to nominate new, high-potential companies that had recently begun offering franchises. Kelly, whose PA-based company IdeaFarm publishes a new-franchise scouting report called FranBest.Com, had worked with Manny & Olga’s in the past, and nominated it for consideration.

According to Kelly, Manny & Olga’s provides both the convenience today’s time-starvedtopnew120.jpg consumers need, and the higher quality, fresh and flavorful dishes they demand. Kelly is impressed with owner Bobby Athanasakis’ ability to provide a wide variety of quality, fresh-dough pizzas as well as such Italian and Greek specialties such as Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti, and Chicken Souvlaki on Pita Bread – with the convenience of home and office delivery. “Take-out and delivery are the fastest growing segments of the restaurant industry – and Manny & Olga’s is well-positioned to meet the demand.”

With three franchised and three company-owned locations, Bobby Athanasakis is hoping the exposure in Franchise Market will catch the eye of quality oriented prospective franchise owners in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. markets, and beyond.

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About Franchise Market Magazine. With a circulation of more than 200,000 per issue, and readership of 700,000, has a unique, targeted distribution through SCORE offices, 1000 Small Business Development Centers and 68 SBA offices located throughout the country reaching out to aspiring entrepreneurs… providing expert counsel and business growth advice. Additionally, Franchise Market Magazine is distributed through major franchise trade shows including The West Coast Franchise Expo, Franchise Expo South, and the National Franchise & Business Opportunity trade shows.

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About Manny & Olga’s Pizza. Manny & Olga’s offers freshly made pizzas, subs, salads, Italian and Greek specialties, priced affordably, delivered quickly. The Manny & Olga’s Pizza franchise program provides qualified individuals with the systems, training, guidance and support to compete in the fastest growing segment in the restaurant industry: Delivery and take-out. For more information on Manny & Olga’s franchise opportunities, call Bobby Athanasakis at 866-320-OLGA, or visit


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