CUMBERLAND, ME.   (  Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express announces the awarding of an Area Developer Agreement to the Sebus Group, LLC for parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio.  The transaction was brokered by Acadia Business Advisors, LLC a leading franchise and business development firm, specializing in the development of new and emerging franchise systems.  “Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express fills a unique niche within the quick-serve restaurant sector and has a proven system that is poised for significant growth within today’s economic environment.  Sebus brings an extraordinary team of talent with a strong commitment to developing Lilly’s into a high performance franchise system with us.  This new relationship propels us from 3 units in New England to at least 18 in the Northeast within a relatively short period of time.  We expect the first unit to open in Pittsburgh, within ninety days”, said Mr. Wildes, President of Acadia Business Advisors.    

About Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express

Lilly D’Alelio came to the United States in 1983, with her young family and started creating and manufacturing artisan pastas for the top hotels and restaurants throughout New England.  Today, her pasta is made in three plants around the United States, supplying many of the finest restaurants in the country.  In the last few years, her son Antonio has developed a quick service restaurant retail franchise system.   The franchise focuses on serving the same gourmet pastas as the full service restaurants, for a fraction of the price, through online ordering, take-out, delivery, and catering.  The menu is cooked-to-order, typically in 3 to 5 minutes, with prices similar to subs or pizza.  They are now focused on expanding their retail franchise operations, initially in the Eastern half of the United States.  Franchisees offer sixteen varieties of fresh pasta and 28 toppings, as well as soups, sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts.  The concept is suited for single unit and multiple unit investors, as well as those with limited restaurant experience.  For more information on this exciting new franchise concept, please visit  

About Acadia Business Advisors, LLC.

Acadia Business Advisors, LLC provides new and emerging franchise companies with services focused on strategic business development and operational optimization.  “Many new franchise companies are focused on selling as many franchises as possible and don’t always know if they are awarding to the right ones.  Also, there is a balance of making sure the right tools and processes are in place to make sure the franchisees are appropriately trained and supported to ensure the greatest opportunity for their success, after they’ve joined the system.  We are proud to be a valued business partner with Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express and we are excited to be able to provide them assistance with strategically expanding their franchise system.  We share a long term and holistic view of the franchisor’s goals and of our client relationship.”   said Bruce Wildes, President of Acadia Business Advisors.

“Acadia Business Advisors has been an integral part of our ability to get to this point today.  They always provide us sound advice, advise us toward what is best for the long term benefit of the entire organization, and are a valued member of our senior leadership team”, says Antonio D’Alelio, founder and CEO.  

Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express is a unique, quick serve restaurant, focused on providing the highest quality pasta based meals, provided in the most convenient manner via takeout, delivery, carry home, catering, and online ordering of gourmet artisan pasta-based lunches and dinners.  

For additional information, please contact:
Bruce Wildes
Acadia Business Advisors, LLC
207 829 6222

About Acadia Business Advisors

We provide new and emerging companies in both the retail and service sectors strategic business development and operational optimization. Many wish to consider franchising as part of their expansion, or have started franchising and now realize they need outside expertise to help them reach their goals. We help them develop the best course of action based upon their individual needs, skill sets, financial strength, and type of business