Villa Italian Kitchen Hosts ‘Pizza With Purpose’ Campaign to Give Back – Peace, Joy & Pizza Sweepstakes Starts Today



Villa Italian Kitchen Hosts 'Pizza With Purpose' Campaign to Give Back - Peace, Joy & Pizza Sweepstakes Starts Today

Fans Can Enter the PEACE, JOY & PIZZA Sweepstakes for a chance to win $2000 by Texting to Win or Entering on Villa’s Facebook Page  – Villa will Match $2000 and Donate to a Charity of the Winner’s Choice!

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Restaurant Group, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants have kicked off its first-ever “Pizza with Purpose” campaign with a PEACE, JOY & PIZZA Sweepstakes. Guests can enter for a chance to win $2000. Villa Italian Kitchen will then match that amount and donate $2000 to a charity of the winner’s choice on their behalf.

Guests can enter the PEACE, JOY & PIZZA Sweepstakes two ways: text-to-win “Villa” to 973-241-8500 or enter on Villa’s Facebook page for a chance to win $2000 and daily prizes beginning today.  All entrants will receive a thank you coupon for a free Pepsi drink with any purchase.  No purchase necessary. Event ends on January 5, 2016.

Daily instant win prizes for the PEACE, JOY & PIZZA Sweepstakes include items such as Tom’s Shoes, Hand in Hand Luxury Soap, and LSTN Wooden earbuds, all which give back to those in need:

Tom’s Shoes:  Each pair of shoes purchased = a pair of shoes for a child in need.

Hand in Hand: Donates a bar of soap for every one purchased and provides a month of clean water to children in need.

LSTN Sound:  Travels around the world with Starkey Hearing Foundation to help over 20,000 people hear.

“This holiday season Villa wants to wish peace, love and prosperity, to everyone through our community oriented sweepstakes,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Brand Manager of Villa Italian Pizza.  “We invite pizza fans to take part in Villa’s first ‘Pizza with Purpose’ campaign to help us give back to those in need,” she continued.  “The crew is excited about this new program and will be sporting PEACE, JOY & PIZZA shirts during the sweepstakes to remind guests about texting to win and helping others in the process.”

For more information or to enter, visit Villa Italian Kitchen’s Facebook page at:  www.facebook.com/villa.fresh.italian.kitchen.

Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas, made daily with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is always a favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, family or events.

Villa Italian Kitchen Hosts 'Pizza With Purpose' Campaign to Give Back - Peace, Joy & Pizza Sweepstakes Starts Today

About Villa Restaurant Group? (previously known as Villa Enterprises)

Villa Italian Kitchen Hosts 'Pizza With Purpose' Campaign to Give Back - Peace, Joy & Pizza Sweepstakes Starts TodayVilla Restaurant Group is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor.  Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 51st anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 41 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North Group brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villarestaurantgroup.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Enterprises Changes Name to Villa Restaurant Group



Villa Enterprises Changes Name to Villa Restaurant GroupMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Today, Villa Enterprises, announced a company name change to Villa Restaurant GroupSM effective immediately. Villa Restaurant Group is a multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor with a global portfolio of nearly 400 restaurants in 41 states and Puerto Rico, as well as 8 other countries.

“We are very excited about the introduction of our new company name,” said chief executive officer, Anthony Scotto.  “The new Villa Restaurant Group name conveys our company’s 51 year focus on high-quality food service and management, and enables us to better represent who we are and introduce new brands under its umbrella.”

Villa Restaurant Group, (previously known as Villa Enterprises), is made up of three groups:

  1. Core Franchised Brands – Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s – Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and the newly remodeled and renamed, South Philly Cheesesteaks and Fries.
  2. Emerging Brands – Those innovative and creative restaurants created in an effort to grow into new locations – Mo’ Burger, Far East Asian Fire, Sukotto Japanese Grill, Tinta Mexicana, Croissanterie and The Market.
  3. 40North Group – Villa Restaurant Group full service division of casual and fine dining restaurants including Piattino, Black Horse Tavern / Pub, OFFICE Beer Bar & Grill, George and Martha’s, Steelworks, and their newest, the Office Tavern Grill in Morristown, NJ.

“Changing our name to Villa Restaurant Group finalizes an ongoing shift in corporate strategy that has been underway for the past few years,” added Scotto. “While we take great pride in what we’ve accomplished to-date, we will continue to grow and innovate. “

Some significant company news this year, Villa was awarded the contract to transform the Orlando International Airport, Airside 2 food court into an exciting unique concept, “Food Hall by Villa”, featuring a mix of proprietary and partner brands, on track to open February 2016.

“Although the Orlando airport is our largest airport venture to date, we have had many locations in airports over the years, and continue to build solid relationships in those venues for future growth,” Scotto continued.

“A big advantage Villa has over other franchisors is that we have multiple restaurant concepts to choose from, and our project management team can have a single unit up and operating in six months or less.” continued Scotto.

“We maintain a small infrastructure and are a debt-free private company, so by using our own capitol to re-invest, we can make things happen fast. “

Villa Restaurant Group will finish this year with the opening of 24 new restaurants in the United States. Internationally, Villa Restaurant Group has opened two new locations this year with several new restaurants under development in Mexico, Italy and Azerbaijan. In the United States, developments for Villa’s full service 40North Group includes two restaurants opening close to the home office—a second location of the popular Piattino neighborhood bistro, and a second new prototype of the Office Tavern Grill, both opening in Summit, New Jersey before the end of the year.

Along with the new name, the Company has launched a new enhanced website designed by MoPro out of Costa Mesa, California, at www.villarestaurantgroup.com, with an updated design and user experience that aligns with their global brand experience. Visitors will find improved navigation whether on desktop or mobile, with fewer clicks to find desired brands, locations and menu information more readily and easily.  Additionally, the improved site makes better use of brand generated content, photos and videos, and features imagery that best represents Villa Restaurant Group and all its brands.

About Villa Restaurant GroupSM (previously known as Villa Enterprises)

Villa Restaurant Group is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.  Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 51st anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 41 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North Group brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villarestaurantgroup.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Green Leaf’s Restaurants Popular Harvest Panini Sandwich and Harvest Salad Are Back Along with a New Harvest Soup



Green Leaf's Restaurants Popular Harvest Panini Sandwich and Harvest Salad Are Back Along with a New Harvest Soup

Harvest Panini, Harvest Salad, and Harvest Soup Join the Fall Menu for a Limited Time

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced the return of their popular fall favorites the Harvest Panini sandwich and Harvest Salad at all Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads restaurant locations for a limited time. The Harvest Panini features sliced turkey, cranberry sauce, cheddar cheese, sage aioli and savory herb stuffing served warm from a Panini press. Also back is the Harvest Salad, packed with fall flavor. This healthy and bountiful salad combines fresh spring mix, cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, walnuts, red onions and crisp apples, topped with apple cider vinaigrette. Guests can choose to add chicken to the Harvest Salad. New to the menu this year is a delicious Harvest Soup, with a savory blend of butternut squash, sweet apples and a hint of rosemary, available now at all Green Leaf’s locations. Guests can “Choose Two” and can pair half of a Harvest Panini with a side Harvest Salad or an 8oz. Harvest Soup.

“Our extremely popular Harvest promotion is back for the season,” said Leslie Chinea, Brand Manager, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads. “Keeping in step with consumer trends, our Harvest menu appeals to the growing seasonal cuisine trend. Three years ago we launched the Harvest Panini and last year added the Harvest Salad. This year we’ve added a Harvest Soup packed with fall flavor and is just what guests are looking for this time of year. Guests can customize their perfect combination with a half a Harvest Panini and a small Harvest Soup or side Harvest Salad, either combination is sure to warm up their holiday season.”

Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads motto is The Feel Good, Taste Good, Be Good Choice!” And the specialty is made-to-order while you watch salads. Guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings and a friendly team member tosses it for you! Delicious wraps, grilled Panini and specialty sandwiches offer guests a meal made from the freshest ingredients and offer a healthy option. Green Leaf’s catering is very popular and available for any occasion. More information about Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads and franchise opportunities for this popular quick-serve brand can be found here.

Villa was founded 50 years ago, and built its business on the strict loyalty to authentic old-world recipes that Michele Scotto brought with him from Naples, Italy in 1964. From the first pizzeria that opened in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York, to their Green Leaf restaurants, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

About Villa Enterprises

Green Leaf's Restaurants Popular Harvest Panini Sandwich and Harvest Salad Are Back Along with a New Harvest SoupVilla Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 51st anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 41 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Tampa Premium Outlets



Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Tampa Premium Outlets

Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, Opening in new SIMON Outlet Center in Tampa, FL

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced they will open four restaurants in SIMON Tampa Premium Outlets at 2398 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz, FL 33559, at the grand opening today.  The restaurants include Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries. The four new restaurants are conveniently located at the new food court and feature a variety of freshly made menu items daily.

Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Tampa Premium Outlets

Villa Italian Kitchen, which first opened in New York City in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater, features Neapolitan and pan pizzas, made daily with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is always a favorite and Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, family or events.

Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Tampa Premium Outlets

South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries will be a favorite for guests who enjoy the famous cheesesteaks and fresh hand cut fries!  Fans of Villa’s popular nearly thirty year old quick serve restaurant brand, which opened its first location in 1986 – will be among the first to experience the concept’s updated restaurant prototype design at the Tampa Premium Outlets.  Guests can build their own cheesesteak or gourmet fresh hand cut fries and pile them high with any or all of the toppings including Cheez Wiz®, Bacon and Ranch. Other favorites on the menu include chicken cheesesteaks, wings and steak & fries bowls.

Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Tampa Premium Outlets

Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads motto is The Feel Good, Taste Good, Be Good Choice!” And the specialty is made-to-order while you watch salads. Guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings and a friendly team member tosses it for you!  Delicious wraps, grilled Panini and specialty sandwiches offer guests a meal made from the freshest ingredients and offer a healthy option. Green Leaf’s catering is very popular and available for any occasion.

Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt is sure to be a welcome addition to Tampa Premium Outlets. Whether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie, Bananas uses nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients to make delicious treats. Real fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and good-for-you snacks, meal replacement options, as well as nondairy fruit frosties, nonfat frozen yogurt sundaes, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings, round out the menu.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor.  Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 51st year in business with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and nine additional countries. More information about franchise opportunities for these popular quick-serve brands can be found here.  Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
Chief Executive Officer
Duke Marketing, LLC
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

New Bacon Ranch Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Joins South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries Menu for a Limited Time



New Bacon Ranch Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Joins South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries Menu for a Limited Time

New Philly Cheesesteak for Chicken Bacon Ranch Lovers!

New Bacon Ranch Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Joins South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries Menu for a Limited TimeMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced their South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries restaurants have added a new Bacon Ranch Chicken Philly Cheesesteak to the menu for a limited time. This new chicken cheesesteak features tender white meat chicken with melted American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, topped with creamy ranch dressing on fresh baked bread. Fans of the popular eatery – which opened its first location in 1986 – can enjoy this new Bacon Ranch Chicken Philly Cheesesteak now for a limited time at all South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries 18 locations.

“Our new Bacon Ranch Chicken Philly Cheesesteak is sure to please our guests who crave bacon and want chicken,” said, Leslie Chinea, Brand Manager, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries. “Americans love Philly cheesesteaks and our guests like to mix it up sometimes with chicken instead of steak, so this new sandwich is just right for them,” says Chinea.

The first South Philly location opened in 1986, and today, nearly 30 years later, there are 18 locations featuring the famous cheesesteaks and fresh-cut fries. Guests can build their own cheesesteak or gourmet fresh-cut fries and pile them high with any or all of the toppings including Cheez Wiz®, Bacon and Ranch.

More information about South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and franchise opportunities for this popular quick-serve brand can be found here.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 51st anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 41 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

New Chicken Chipotle Stromboli Joins Villa Italian Kitchen Menu



New Chicken Chipotle Stromboli Joins Villa Italian Kitchen Menu

Chicken Chipotle Stromboli made with Tabasco® Chipotle Sauce joins popular Pepperoni Stromboli and Greek Stromboli for limited time—Delizioso!

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises Management announced today their Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants have introduced a new Chicken Chipotle Stromboli made with Tabasco® Chipotle Sauce to their Stromboli menu, which includes their popular handmade Pepperoni Stromboli and Greek Stromboli, for a limited time ‘delizioso’ offering!

The new Chicken Chipotle Stromboli is made with fresh hand rolled dough, Tabasco® Chipotle Sauce marinated chicken, 100% whole milk mozzarella, garlic, herbs and spices, along with diced tomatoes and onion, balanced with smoky heat and flavor. Guests can create a value meal with any one of Villa’s popular handmade Stromboli, a side, and a medium drink.

“We’ve been serving our handmade Stromboli and pizza for 51 years now and our guests asked us to bring on some heat!” said Villa Enterprises’ CEO, Anthony Scotto. “Now guests can enjoy our new Chicken Chipotle Stromboli with Tabasco® Chipotle Sauce and spice up their taste buds with its delicious flavor!”

Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas, made daily with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s Stromboli along with Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, family or events.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor.  Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 51st year in business with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and nine additional countries. More information about franchise opportunities for these popular quick-serve brands can be found here.  Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Bananas Restaurants Introduces Pumpkin Pie Smoothie



Bananas Restaurants Introduces Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Nonfat Yogurt Brand debuts Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for a First Taste of the Holidays

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt restaurants, with its motto: ‘the feel good, taste good, be good choice’, have introduced a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for a first taste of the holidays. Made with 100% real pumpkin and a delicious mix of vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt with a touch of honey, the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is available in 16 ounce and 24 ounce sizes. The new Pumpkin Pie Smoothie joins the menu at all 37 locations today for a limited time.  For a list of locations click here.

“Pumpkin is a perennial favorite comfort food, just like turkey at Thanksgiving and, eggnog at Christmas,” said Leslie Chinea, Bananas Brand Manager.  “Now guests don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy Bananas new Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. It tastes just like a pumpkin pie filled with holiday goodness!”

Whether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie, Bananas uses nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients, to make all the delicious combinations. Real fruit smoothies and good-for-you snacks, meal replacement options, as well as nondairy fruit frosties, nonfat frozen yogurt sundaes, fresh squeezed juices, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings, round out the menu.

Founded in 1979 by Villa Enterprises, Bananas has evolved to become the ultimate fun food, with locations in malls, airports, casinos and high-traffic locations. The refreshing fruit smoothies, cool fresh fruit frosties and delicious frozen yogurt at Bananas make for the perfect assortment of fun treats. Bananas delights the entire family with products that offer traditional goodies and health conscious options as well. Bananas is available as a franchise, kiosk, and co-branding opportunity. More information can be found here.

About Villa Enterprises

Bananas Restaurants Introduces Pumpkin Pie SmoothieVilla Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 51st year in business with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and nine additional countries. More information about franchise opportunities for these popular quick-serve brands can be found here. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Italian Kitchen to Celebrate National Pizza Month with 6th Annual Free Slice Day Tuesday, October 13th



Villa Italian Kitchen to Celebrate National Pizza Month with 6th Annual Free Slice Day Tuesday, October 13th

Fans Can Enjoy ‘Have a Slice Day’ by Visiting Facebook and Downloading a Free Slice Coupon

Villa Italian Kitchen to Celebrate National Pizza Month with 6th Annual Free Slice Day Tuesday, October 13thMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced Villa Italian Kitchen will celebrate National Pizza Month this October, when they host their sixth annual Have a Slice Day pizza giveaway, sponsored by Dr. Pepper, offering new and existing Facebook fans a free slice of pizza on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015.

Beginning today, pizza-loving fans can visit Villa Italian Kitchen on Facebook and access the time-sensitive, downloadable coupon for one free slice of pizza. These coupons will only be redeemable during Have a Slice Day on Tuesday, October 13th at participating Villa Italian Kitchen locations across the United States. Link to coupon: www.freesliceday.com

“We invite pizza fans to enjoy our 6th annual Have a Slice Day,” said CEO Anthony Scotto. “We started Free Slice Day as a way of thanking our valued customers for their loyalty, and we look forward to this day each year, along with our fans!”

Since its creation in 2010, Villa Italian Kitchen has served up thousands of free pizza slices to their customers during National Pizza Month with its Dr. Pepper sponsored, Have a Slice Day. For more information or to print the coupon for a free slice, visit Villa Italian Kitchen’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/villa.fresh.italian.kitchen.

Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas, made daily with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is always a favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, family or events.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and nine additional countries. More information about franchise opportunities for these popular quick-serve brands can be found here. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Enterprises Opening Two New Restaurant Concepts at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets



Villa Enterprises Opening Two New Restaurant Concepts at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

New Restaurant Concept: Tony + Benny’s Brooklyn Style Pizza along with new South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries prototype – Opening in New York, August 27th

Villa Enterprises Opening Two New Restaurant Concepts at Woodbury Common Premium OutletsMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced they will open two restaurants at SIMON Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, at 498 Red Apple Court Central Valley, New York, Thursday, August 27th, 2015. The restaurants include a new prototype designed South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, and a new Villa restaurant concept, Tony + Benny’s Authentic Brooklyn Pizzeria, conveniently located at the food court.

Tony + Benny’s new restaurant is named after brothers, Anthony and Biagio Scotto, who came from Italy to the United States with their father, Villa Italian Kitchen founder, Michele Scotto. More than 50 years later they have created their own twist with an upscale Brooklyn themed pizzeria featuring the same high quality ingredients and recipes from Villa Italian Kitchen. Tony + Benny’s own specialty pizzas include Wild Mushroom Pesto Pizza made with shiitake, button and porcini mushrooms and a truffle cream sauce, Pistachio Sausage Pizza with pistachio pesto, sweet sausage, fresh mozzarella and basil, and Thai Chicken Pizza, chicken basted with sweet chili sauce, garlic, baby bok choy , carrots and mozzarella. Also joining the new menu, Pizza Fritta, which are sure to be a hit! These fresh cut fries are topped with melted mozzarella, pepperoni and pizza sauce. For dessert, Tony + Benny’s will serve Zeppoles, made with delicious fried sweet pastry dough dusted with powdered sugar.

Villa Enterprises Opening Two New Restaurant Concepts at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, Villa’s popular nearly thirty year old quick serve restaurant brand, which opened its first location in 1986, features cheesesteaks and fresh-cut fries. Now visitors to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets will be among the first to experience the concept’s updated restaurant prototype design. Guests can enjoy the build their own Cheesesteaks or gourmet fresh-cut fries and pile them high with any or all of the toppings including Cheez Wiz®, Bacon and Ranch. Other favorites on the menu include Chicken Cheesesteaks, Wings and Steak & Fries bowls.

“Our new restaurants offer a great variety of menu options for shoppers of all ages and tastes,” said, Adam Torine, Executive Vice President of Development, Villa Enterprises. “Hungry Woodbury Common Premium Outlet shoppers will get to choose from the made-from-scratch authentic Brooklyn style pizza at Tony + Benny’s, along with fresh-cut fries and, Philly cheesesteaks at the new South Philly restaurant, all conveniently located at the new Food Court.

Both South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Tony & Benny’s restaurants will feature digital menu boards designed by Chris Hayano of Pop Culture Design Studio in Chicago, with live action video of the famous pizzas, cheesesteaks and fresh-cut fries being made.

Villa Enterprises Opening Two New Restaurant Concepts at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

About Villa Enterprises

is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and nine additional countries. More information about franchise opportunities for these popular quick-serve brands can be found here. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Gloucester Premium Outlets



Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Gloucester Premium Outlets

Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and a new South Philly Cheesesteak Opening in Gloucester Township, Thursday, August 13th

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced they will open four restaurants in SIMON Gloucester Premium Outlets, at Gloucester Township, New Jersey, Thursday, August 13th. The restaurants include Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and a new prototype designed South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries. The four new restaurants are conveniently located at the new Market Hall and feature a variety of freshly made menu items daily.

Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Gloucester Premium Outlets

Villa Italian Kitchen, which first opened in NY in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater, features Neapolitan and pan pizzas, made daily with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is always a favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, family or events.

Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Gloucester Premium Outlets

South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries will be a favorite for guests who enjoy the famous cheesesteaks and fresh hand cut fries! Fans of Villa’s popular nearly thirty year old quick serve restaurant brand, which opened its first location in 1986 – will be the first to experience the concept’s updated restaurant prototype design at the Gloucester Premium Outlets. Guests can build their own cheesesteak or gourmet fresh hand cut fries and pile them high with any or all of the toppings including Cheez Wiz®, Bacon and Ranch. Other favorites on the menu include chicken cheesesteaks, wings and steak & fries bowls.

Villa Enterprises Opening Four Restaurants at Gloucester Premium Outlets

Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads motto is The Feel Good, Taste Good, Be Good Choice!” And the specialty is made-to-order while you watch salads. Guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings and a friendly team member tosses it for you! Delicious wraps, grilled Panini and specialty sandwiches offer guests a meal made from the freshest ingredients and offer a healthy option. Green Leaf’s catering is very popular and available for any occasion.

Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt is sure to be a welcome addition to Gloucester Premium Outlets. Whether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie, Bananas uses nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients to make delicious treats. Real fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and good-for-you snacks, meal replacement options, as well as nondairy fruit frosties, nonfat frozen yogurt sundaes, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings, round out the menu.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and nine additional countries. More information about franchise opportunities for these popular quick-serve brands can be found here. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Enterprises to Debut New Prototype for South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries Restaurant Brand



Villa Enterprises to Debut New Prototype for South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries Restaurant Brand

New Name and 1st Design Prototype Opening in Gloucester Premium Outlets N.J. August 13th

Second Prototype Opening in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets N.Y. August 31st

Villa Enterprises to Debut New Prototype for South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries Restaurant BrandMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced they have renamed, South Philly Steaks & Fries, and redesigned the popular nearly thirty year old quick serve restaurant concept to, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries. When the new South Philly Cheesesteak & Fries restaurant opens on Thursday, August 13th, in the new SIMON Gloucester Premium Outlets, at Gloucester Township, fans of the popular eatery – which opened its first location in 1986 – will be among the first to experience the concept’s updated restaurant prototype design. The second South Philly prototype restaurant will open at the SIMON Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, in the new Food Court, at 498 Red Apple Court Central Valley, New York, August 31st.

Set to open soon, the newly designed Gloucester South Philly location is 700 square feet and incorporates elements from street graffiti to the Philadelphia skyline and liberty bell. The new South Philly prototype design was provided by Ideation Design Group of Arizona, and highlights characteristics of industrial South Philadelphia. From its metal corrugated siding on the upper sign bulkhead, to the security wire inside the glass on sneeze guards, to the concrete tiles on the counter to the traditional brick finish on inner walls, and graffiti style graphics, make this reimage complete.

“For the reimaging of our brand, we went back to the origins of the Philly Cheesesteak, the streets of Philadelphia, when guests order at the new South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, all five senses should transport them to South Philly,” said, Leslie Chinea, Brand Manager, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries. “Our goal is to bring the essence of authentic South Philadelphia to customers across the country. As existing stores come up for remodel we will retrofit to match new prototype,” says Chinea.

All new South Philly locations will have digital menu boards designed by Pop Culture Design Studio of Chicago, featuring live action video of the famous cheesesteaks and fresh-cut fries being made. Also, at new locations, guests can build their own cheesesteak or gourmet fresh cut fries and pile them high with any or all of the toppings including Cheez Wiz®, Bacon and Ranch. Other favorites on the menu will include chicken cheesesteaks, wings and steak & fries bowls.

The first South Philly location opened in 1986, and today, nearly 30 years later, there are 17 locations featuring the famous cheesesteaks and fresh-cut fries, with two new SIMON Premium Outlet locations opening soon. “The popularity of South Philly, one of our quick serve concepts, continues to be one of Villa’s growth vehicles and provides a fantastic franchise opportunity for qualified operators,” said Matt Von Klemperer, Director of Franchise Development, Villa Enterprises. “South Philly’s new look and design along with its menu, offers franchisees a foodservice brand that stands the test of time.” More information about franchise opportunities for this popular quick-serve brand can be found here.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

All American Cheesesteak Debuts at South Philly Steaks & Fries Restaurants



All American Cheesesteak Debuts at South Philly Steaks & Fries Restaurants

Classic Philly Sandwich with a Patriotic Twist – Perfect for Fourth of July – for a Limited Time!

All American Cheesesteak Debuts at South Philly Steaks & Fries RestaurantsMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced the debut of the All American Philly Cheesesteak on the menu at all South Philly Steaks & Fries restaurants for a limited time. The All American Philly Cheesesteak starts with thinly sliced grilled sirloin steak on a fresh baked roll, and then topped with special sauce, lettuce, melted American cheese, pickles, and onions. The familiar flavors that are featured in this cheesesteak are timeless and sure to be craved by customers of all ages! South Philly locations are now serving The All American Cheesesteak as a Mini or a Regular, for a limited time.

According to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the cheesesteak was developed in the early 20th century by combining frizzled beef, onions, and cheese in a small loaf of bread. Today, South Philly Steaks & Fries is introducing the Philly favorite with a “patriotic” twist perfect for any Fourth of July celebration!

“Our All American Philly offers a new twist on the classic Philly Cheesesteak, in time for Fourth of July,” said, Leslie Chinea, Brand Manager, South Philly Steaks & Fries. “Our version of this beloved sandwich is a delicious combination of our thinly sliced grilled sirloin steak topped with American melted cheese, onions and pickles offering a big, bold flavor that is sure to satisfy South Philly Steaks & Fries customers everywhere.”

South Philly Steaks & Fries is a favorite for fans who enjoy the famous cheesesteaks and fresh-cut fries! Guests can order gourmet fresh cut fries with Cheddar & Bacon or Bacon & Ranch. Other favorites include Fried Pickle Chips, along with the chicken cheesesteaks, wings and steak & fries bowls. South Philly’s crowd pleaser menu satisfies even the heartiest of appetites!

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises  is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Italian Kitchen Offers Guests to Create The “Perfect Pair”



Villa Italian Kitchen Offers Guests to Create The "Perfect Pair"

Just in time for Summer, Guests Can Add a Monin® Flavor Shot to Any Fountain Beverage!

Villa Italian Kitchen Offers Guests to Create The "Perfect Pair"Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced beginning today, Villa Italian Kitchen is offering guests a perfect way to cool down with a unique specialty drink for summer, a “Flavor Shot” of Monin® Gourmet Flavoring such as, strawberry, watermelon, blackberry, apple, pomegranate, cherry, or mango to any fountain beverage including ice tea, soda or lemonade, to create the Perfect Pair! The “Perfect Pair custom beverage will be available through September. Ask for a sample at participating Villa Italian Kitchen locations.

“To create the perfect pair, we invite guests to try a flavor shot in their favorite beverage for a delicious and refreshing taste of summer,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Villa Italian Kitchen, Brand Manager.

Besides the new Flavor Shot, Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is also a favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, the family or events.  Starting with its first pizzeria in New York City 50 years ago, the company’s Villa Italian Kitchen flagship brand now has more than 300 locations worldwide.

For a list of Villa locations please visit.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with nearly 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

Two New Flatbreads Join the Menu at Villa Italian Kitchen



Two New Flatbreads Join the Menu at Villa Italian Kitchen

New Pesto Caprese and Spinach & Artichoke Flatbreads Available Thru September

Two New Flatbreads Join the Menu at Villa Italian KitchenMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced Villa Italian Kitchen has introduced two Flatbreads to their menu featuring Pesto Caprese and Spinach & Artichoke at participating Villa locations nationwide, beginning today,  June 15th thru  September 28th, 2015.

The new Pesto Caprese Flatbread features fresh dough, cherry tomatoes, fresh Galbani™ mozzarella cheese, and basil pesto along with Italian seasoning.  The Spinach & Artichoke Flatbread Pizza ingredients include alfredo sauce, spinach, fresh Galbani™ mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, artichokes and roasted red peppers.  Guests can choose to create a Value Meal by choosing a slice of Flatbread with one side and a drink for a special price, at any participating Villa Italian Kitchen location.

“Our two new Flatbreads are a great addition to the menu using fresh ingredients and flavors our guests will enjoy,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Villa Italian Kitchen, Brand Manager. “Both flatbreads are delicious, light and, offer a vegetarian option for swim suit season!”

Besides the new Flatbreads, Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and, homemade sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is also a favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, the family or events.   Starting with its first pizzeria in New York City 50 years ago, the company’s Villa Italian Kitchen flagship brand now has more than 300 locations worldwide.   For a list of locations please visit.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization celebrating its 50th anniversary with more than 400 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Contact:
Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

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