Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills Donates $1,500 to Treasures 4 Teachers



Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills Donates $1,500 to Treasures 4 Teachers

Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills Donates $1,500 to Treasures 4 Teachers

Treasures 4 Teachers received $1500 from AZ Mills Food Hall by Villa Grand Opening Dine to Donate

Percentage of Sales Donated from Grand Opening Event will Provide Local Children with School Supplies

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, held a “Dine to Donate” fundraiser and grand opening celebration for its ten restaurants, Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, and South Philly Steaks & Fries, Far East Asian Fire, Tinta Mexicana, Mo’ Burger, Sukotto Japanese Grill, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Church’s Chicken, at the completely transformed new “Food Hall by Villa”, at Arizona Mills Shopping Center in Tempe, Arizona, Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. A total of $1500 was raised from a percentage of sales and donated to local charity, Treasures 4 Teachers, from the grand opening.

Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills Donates $1,500 to Treasures 4 TeachersGrand Opening festivities included a ribbon cutting with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and dignitaries in attendance. A quartet of young talented musicians from the Arizona Metropolitan Youth Symphony played while guests enjoyed tasting menu items from the new Food Hall restaurants. The first 200 Guests lined up before the mall opened to receive a Free Prize Pack and entered to win a Mongoose Mountain Bike, GoPro Camera and a 32” LED TV with three winners chosen from the local community. Children enjoyed free carousel rides and face painting while their parents enjoyed samples of smoothies while dining to donate for charity.

Founded in Tempe, Arizona in 2004, Treasures 4 Teachers is a local nonprofit which provides free and low cost supplies to teachers from community reusable resources.   “Teachers spend up to $1000 each year out of their own pockets to provide supplies to their students in need,” said Barbara Blalock, executive director of Treasures 4 Teachers.  “This financial donation will help to offset that amount to provide free supplies to the teachers and students that need them most.  We can’t thank Villa’s Food Hall enough for choosing us to receive this generous financial contribution.”

“We are proud to give back to such a great local organization in Tempe like Treasures 4 Teachers,” said Andrew Steinberg, Villa Enterprises, senior vice president of business operations. “We wish to thank the entire community for joining us at our new Food Hall and helping us donate to such a good cause.”

Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills Donates $1,500 to Treasures 4 Teachers

About Treasures 4 Teachers

Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills Donates $1,500 to Treasures 4 TeachersTreasures 4 Teachers is a local nonprofit which provides free and low cost supplies to teachers from community reusable resources. Founded in Tempe, Arizona in 2004, Treasures 4 Teachers provides a truly unique resource for educators and students throughout Arizona. The organization actively seeks out and collects unwanted, but reusable, materials throughout the community and makes them available to teachers at very low cost. These materials come from various sources: Manufacturers, businesses, other non-profit agencies, and private donations. Treasures 4 Teachers is a501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

About Villa Enterprises

Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills Donates $1,500 to Treasures 4 TeachersVilla 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 340+ 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 39 U.S. states and nine 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 with seven locations, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

For interviews and photos, please contact:  Linda Duke at duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Italian Kitchen Now Open at Colorado Mills



Villa Italian Kitchen Now Open at Colorado Mills

Shoppers Can Now Enjoy Made from Scratch Italian Pizza, Stromboli, Pastas and Fresh Salads!

Villa Italian Kitchen Now Open at Colorado MillsMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced Villa Italian Kitchen is now open at Colorado Mills Shopping Center at 14500 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO. The new Villa restaurant is conveniently located at the Food Court and features a variety of freshly made menu items daily.

“Our new Villa at Colorado Mills will give shoppers a taste of New York,” said Adam Torine, Senior Vice President of Development, Villa Enterprises. “A slice of pizza or a homemade Stromboli is great for lunch or dinner!”

Villa Italian Kitchen featuresNeapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s famous 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 250 locations worldwide. Over the past several years, Villa Enterprises has focused on multi-unit opportunities, expansion of management services, the creation of new restaurant concepts in response to market demand and international growth with a focus on the Middle East and Latin America. Today, the company’s portfolio has grown to include more than 340+ quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

The company is successfully managing and outfitting entire food courts within malls, outlet centers and casinos throughout the U.S. including the Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem, PA, Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe, AZ, and Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in VA.

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 new restaurants at Colorado Mills, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Italian Kitchen Now Open at Colorado MillsVilla 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 340+ 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 38 U.S. states and nine 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.

About Colorado Mills

Colorado Mills features some of the best shops including Coach Factory, Forever 21, Express, H&M, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Sports Authority, Off Broadway Shoes, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Burlington Coat Factory, and Super Target. Colorado Mills is Denver’s only indoor Outlet Mall. We have great restaurants such as Villa Italian Kitchen, Yard House and California Pizza Kitchen, as well as numerous entertainment options including United Artists Theaters & IMAX, Jumpstreet and The Putting Edge. Colorado Mills Mall serves the nearby communities of Lakewood, Golden, Denver and Arvada.  Colorado Mills has over 200 stores ranging from Women’s, Men’s and children’s brand named fashion and sports apparel and the best shopping experience, conveniently located off the I70 W & 6th Ave., corridor. http://www.simon.com/mall/colorado-mills/about

About The Mills

The Mills®, a part of Simon, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Colorado Mills (Denver), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG).  Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com

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

Arizona Mills’ Multi-million Dollar Food Court Transformation Complete – “Food Hall by Villa” Now Open



Arizona Mills' Multi-million Dollar Food Court Transformation Complete - "Food Hall by Villa" Now Open

Dine & Donate: Grand Opening Celebration to Benefit Treasures 4 Teachers Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m.; First 200 Guests to Receive Free Prize Pack

Arizona Mills' Multi-million Dollar Food Court Transformation Complete - "Food Hall by Villa" Now OpenMorristown, NJ and Tempe, AZ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor enjoying 50 years in business, will celebrate the grand opening of its “Food Hall by Villa” at Arizona Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Arizona, on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. The new multi-million, 13,262- square-foot concessions area features 10 new restaurant concepts – Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries, Far East Asian Fire, Tinta Mexicana, Mo’ Burger, Sukotto Japanese Grill, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Church’s Chicken – that will further enhance Arizona Mills’ reputation as a place for the whole family to shop, dine and play.

The first 200 guests to visit the new “Food Hall by Villa” on August 23, will receive a free prize pack. All visitors may enter to win a Mongoose Mountain Bike, a GoPro Camera provided by Pepsi and a 32” LED TV provided by Church’s. Menu samples and children’s activities will be provided throughout the day. A percentage of the grand opening day’s sales from restaurants in the Food Hall will be donated to local nonprofit Treasures 4 Teachers. Guests are encouraged to donate school supplies to help the organization bridge the gap between the great need of teachers and resources available in the business community.

“We invite guests of all ages to experience the new ‘Food Hall by Villa’ at Arizona Mills and take part in our charitable celebration that is especially relevant during back-to-school season,” said David Johnston, general manager at Arizona Mills. “Villa Enterprises has pulled out all of the stops to create a contemporary space and quick service variety that enhances Arizona Mills’ family appeal and adds to our unique brand of shopping, dining and entertainment found all under one air-conditioned roof.”

Over one year and several million dollars were spent to transform the previous food court into the new “Food Hall by Villa” dining oasis. The new space that showcases a 14,280-square-foot light and modern seating area designed by Ideation Design Group of Phoenix, and built by Dan Litzinger’s Monza Construction of Chandler and Andy Gofourth’s Verde Building Corporation of Queen Creek, Arizona.

“We invite the whole community to join us Saturday, August 23rd in celebrating the Grand Opening of the new Food Hall at Arizona Mills,” said Andrew Steinberg, Villa Enterprises, senior vice president of business operations. “The new restaurants offer so many choices of menu items made from scratch including Villa’s famous Italian pizza and pastas, fresh salads, smoothies, and frozen yogurt at Green Leaf’s & Bananas, and Philly cheese steaks and more! We are also proud to support local nonprofit, Treasures 4 Teachers.”

“We wanted to create an upscale streetscape dining experience capturing the local flavors and architectural vernacular of Arizona,” said Adam Torine, senior vice president of business development, Villa Enterprises. “The new bright and inviting space offers a modern take on the dining environment and offers guests a diversity of menu offerings and choices.”

With 10 restaurants, the newly completed “Food Hall by Villa” features a variety of freshly made menu items, daily, at:

Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s famous 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.

Green Leaf’s The Feel Good, Taste Good, Be Good Choice! Specializing in made-to-order while you watch salads, Green Leaf’s lets guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings while a friendly team member tosses it. 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 Whether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie, Bananas uses nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients to make delicious combinations. Real fruit smoothies and good-for-you snacks, meal replacement options, as well as nondairy fruit frosties, fresh squeezed juices, nonfat frozen yogurt sundaes, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings, round out the menu.

South Philly Steaks & Fries is a favorite for fans who enjoy the famous cheese steaks and fresh-cut fries! Fried Pickle Chips are a hit along with the chicken cheese steaks, wings and steak bowls. South Philly’s crowd pleaser menu satisfies even the heartiest of appetites!

Far East Asian Fire restaurant offers fresh stir-fry foods, incorporating culinary flavors of China; menu items include stir-fry and signature items such as sriracha wings and chicken with string beans.

Sukotto Japanese Grill features fresh chicken teriyaki, noodle soups and sushi.

Tinta Mexicana – Serving authentic Mexican fare. To create this new restaurant brand, Villa Enterprises hired a local chef to assist with menu development of authentic burritos, tacos, bowls and tortas.

Mo’ Burger serves gourmet burgers and fresh-cut fries. Plus homemade onion rings, nachos and more.  Top it all off with fresh hand spun frozen custard served in a cup or blended with a piece of pie to create a unique and tasty “Piecrete.”

Church’s Chicken specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared in small batches throughout the day that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf serving the world’s best coffees and teas.

The “Food Hall by Villa “ rounds out Arizona Mills’ selection of family-friendly dining options including full-service restaurants Claim Jumper, Garcia’s and Rainforest Café.

Also of note, Arizona Mills recently welcomed an impressive line-up of stores including first-in-market locations of U.S. Polo Assn. Factory Outlet, O’Neill, Hurley and Conn’s, as well as an expanded H&M and home décor superstore At Home with EXPRESS Factory Outlet coming soon.

Further adding to the all ages appeal, Arizona Mills is home to attractions such as SEA LIFE Arizona, GameWorks, Harkins Luxury 25 Cinemas and a newly renovated Harkins IMAX Theatre.

For more information about Arizona Mills, please call (480) 491-9700 or visit www.arizonamills.com.

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. From the first pizzeria that opened in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York, to their most recent restaurants at new Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

Arizona Mills' Multi-million Dollar Food Court Transformation Complete - "Food Hall by Villa" Now Open

Arizona Mills' Multi-million Dollar Food Court Transformation Complete - "Food Hall by Villa" Now Open

Villa Enterprises will celebrate the grand opening of its “Food Hall by Villa” at Arizona Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Arizona, on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. A percentage of the grand opening day’s sales from the Food Hall will be donated to local nonprofit Treasures 4 Teachers.

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 340+ 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 39 U.S. states and nine 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 with seven locations, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

About Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Arizona, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 175 outlet and value retail stores, including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, bebe, American Eagle Outfitters, The Disney Store Outlet, G by GUESS, Gap Outlet, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Nike Clearance Store, Perry Ellis, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret. Shoppers also enjoy high-quality entertainment venues such as SEA LIFE Arizona, GameWorks, Harkins Luxury 25 Cinemas and a newly renovated Harkins IMAX Theatre, plus restaurants such as Claim Jumper, Garcia’s and Rainforest Cafe.

Arizona Mills is located at the Arizona Mills interchange at the intersection of Interstate I-10 and US Highway 60 in Tempe, AZ, about 14 miles east of downtown Phoenix. Regular mall hours are 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mon-Sat, and 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Arizona Mills, please call (480) 491-9700, visit www.arizonamills.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ArizonaMills and Twitter at @ShopAZMills.

About The Mills

The Mills®, a part of Simon, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG).  Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com

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

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GPR | Goodman Public Relations
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Villa Enterprises Introduces New Flavored Ice Teas at Green Leaf’s & Bananas and Kicks Off Banana Art Contest



Villa Enterprises Introduces New Flavored Ice Teas at Green Leaf's & Bananas and Kicks Off Banana Art Contest

New Hibiscus, Mango and Pomegranate Flavored Teas join the Menu for a Limited Time Along with a “Best of the Bunch” Banana Lover’s Art Contest Thru  August 25th

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Flavored Ice Teas at Green Leaf's & Bananas and Kicks Off Banana Art ContestMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced it has added new flavored iced teas in Hibiscus, Mango and Pomegranate at  its restaurant concepts, Green Leaf’sBananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt participating locations for a limited time.

“Our new flavored iced teas are delicious with a taste of mango, pomegranate or hibiscus,” said Paula Doyle, Vice President of Marketing, Villa Enterprises.  “We just added these heavenly thirst-quenching tea flavors and guests love them already.”

Also beginning today, Green Leaf’s & Bananas is kicking off a “Best of the Bunch” art contest, in recognition of National Banana Lovers Day, August, 27th.  Guests are encouraged to submit photos of their creative, unique “banana” food art to enter to win prizes beginning today thru August 25th.

“We encourage our guests to get creative and join our Banana Lover’s Contest”, said Doyle. “May the best banana artist of the bunch win!”

Green Leaf’s & Bananas “Best of the Bunch” Banana Lover’s Art Contest gives guests a chance to win prizes for their creativity which include 3rd place: Breville Panini Press, 2nd place: a Breville Juicer and the Grand Prize: a Vitamix Blender.  Guests can upload a photo of their banana creation on Green Leaf’s & Bananas Facebook page here.  Winners will be chosen and announced on National Banana Lover’s Day, August 27th.  See official rules here.

Green Leaf’s will offer the new flavored teas for a limited time and fit perfect with its motto: “The Feel Good, Taste Good, Be Good Choice!” The specialty here 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.  For a list of locations or more information click here.

Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt will offer the new flavored teas for a limited time.  This popular brand offers nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients to make delicious combinations whether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie.  Real fruit smoothies and good-for-you snacks, fresh squeezed juices, meal replacement options, as well as nondairy fruit frosties, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings, round out the menu.  For more information click 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 more than 340 restaurants today, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Flavored Ice Teas at Green Leaf's & Bananas and Kicks Off Banana Art ContestVilla 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 340+ 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 38 U.S. states and nine 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.

For interviews and photos, please contact:  Linda Duke at duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Italian Kitchen Introduces BBQ Chicken Pizza & BBQ Chicken Stromboli Along With Mountain Dew® Flavored Beverages



Villa Italian Kitchen Introduces BBQ Chicken Pizza & BBQ Chicken Stromboli Along With Mountain Dew Flavored Beverages

Supercharged Mountain Dew® Specialty Beverages – Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple along with BBQ Chicken Pizza and BBQ Chicken Stromboli Join the Menu

Villa Italian Kitchen Introduces BBQ Chicken Pizza & BBQ Chicken Stromboli Along With Mountain Dew Flavored BeveragesMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Italian Kitchen,which opened its first pizzeria in New York City next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in 1964, celebrating 50 years in business this year, has introduced two new Summertime Chicken Barbeque menu items for a limited time. Villa’s new BBQ Chicken Pizza and new BBQ Chicken Stromboli join the menu at participating locations. Another exciting addition, guests who visit Villa Italian Kitchen can now supercharge their Mountain Dew® with pomegranate or apple flavorings to create Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple!  Both delicious beverages can be ordered at any participating Villa location.

Mountain Dew® is one of the most popular citrus-flavored beverages and now with the addition of pomegranate or apple flavorings at Villa Italian Kitchen, becomes all different, an Extreme Dew!

“Our new BBQ Chicken Pizza and Stromboli are both so delicious, you won’t know which to order,” said Paula Doyle, Vice President of marketing, Villa. “And the new supercharged Mountain Dew® beverages Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple are right in time for great summer thirst quenchers!”

Villa Italian Kitchen is known for their Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce to make their New York style Italian pizza.  Now, guests can try Villa’s newest summertime favorite, BBQ Chicken Pizza bursting with flavors of tangy sweet barbecue sauce and red onions with chicken on top.

Villa’s famous handmade Stromboli is a favorite menu item and is now made with BBQ chicken for a delicious taste of summer!  Stromboli is a form of Italian “pizza imbottito,” or “stuffed pizza,” in which various fillings are sandwiched between layers of fresh made dough and baked in an oven until golden brown. The result is a delicious hot classic Villa Stromboli.

Guests can choose to make their BBQ Chicken Pizza slice or Stromboli into a value meal with one side and a drink for a special price at any participating Villa Italian Kitchen location.

Besides Villa’s new Mountain Dew® beverages and their famous handmade Stromboli and pizza both now with BBQ Chicken, the menu includes Italian Pastas, Salads and Entrees which make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, the family or events.

Villa Italian Kitchen Introduces BBQ Chicken Pizza & BBQ Chicken Stromboli Along With Mountain Dew Flavored Beverages

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Italian Kitchen Introduces BBQ Chicken Pizza & BBQ Chicken Stromboli Along With Mountain Dew Flavored BeveragesVilla 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 340+ 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 38 U.S. states and nine 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.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2013, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth in shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

For photos, interviews or samples, please contact:  LindaDuke at 415-492-4534   duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Italian Kitchen Kicks Off “Decades of Fun” Sweepstakes in Celebration of 50 Years in Business



Villa Italian Kitchen Kicks Off "Decades of Fun" Sweepstakes in Celebration of 50 Years in Business

 

Now thru June 29th Enter to Win Weekly Prizes themed from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 2014 and One Grand Prize Winner will Win Two Nights in New York City!

Villa Italian Kitchen Kicks Off "Decades of Fun" Sweepstakes in Celebration of 50 Years in BusinessMorristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Italian Kitchen,which opened its first pizzeria in New York City next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in 1964, is celebrating 50 years in business this year. To kick off the celebration, Villa is hosting a “Decades of Fun” Sweepstakes through Sunday, June 29, 2014. Weekly winners will be awarded one prize corresponding to the decades of 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s and more, and one grand prize winner will receive a two night vacation for two to New York City including a Broadway show!

Week 1: 60’s one USB Turntable

Week 2: 70’s one Instant Digital Camera

Week 3: 80’s one Game Console & Virtual Arcade

Week 4: 90’s: one Home Coffee Brewer & one ‘Central Perk’ Coffee Mug

Week 5: 00’s: Headphones

Week 6: 2014: Twelve Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen “Pie Passes” and one 7-inch Tablet.

One grand prize winner will receive a two night vacation for two to New York City including airfare, hotel and a Broadway show! Sweepstakes participants can enter online by visiting the Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Facebook page and click the promotion tab. To enter, follow the directions provided to complete and submit the official registration form to receive one entry in the Grand Prize drawing and one entry in the applicable Weekly Entry Period drawing. Entries can also be mailed in. See official rules here:

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Italian Kitchen Kicks Off "Decades of Fun" Sweepstakes in Celebration of 50 Years in BusinessVilla 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 340 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 38 U.S. states and nine additional countries. Villa also operates 11 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.

For photos, interviews or samples, please contact:  Linda Duke at 415-492-4534,  duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Menu Items at Green Leaf’s, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and Philly Steaks & Fries



Villa Enterprises Introduces New Menu Items at Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and Philly Steaks & Fries

Villa’s Family of Fresh Brands Introduces Limited Time Items: Green Leaf’s Chicken Spinach Ciabatta, Bananas Frozen Yogurt Whoopie Pie and South Philly’s New Chicken & Fries Bowl!

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced new limited time menu items at three of its restaurant concepts, Green Leaf’s, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries. Villa’s family of fresh brands each feature a variety of freshly made menu items daily and new limited time menu items as indicated below.

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Menu Items at Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and Philly Steaks & FriesGreen Leaf’s specialty is made-to-order salads with its motto: ‘The feel good, taste good, be good choice!’Guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings and then it’s tossed especially for you! For a limited time, Guests are invited to “Turn over a New Leaf,” with spinach! Loaded with vitamins A, K and C and a great source of iron and calcium, Green Leaf’s Classic Spinach Salad is made fresh with spinach leaves, hard-boiled egg, mushrooms, croutons, and bacon tossed with honey mustard dressing. Another new limited time addition with spinach is Chicken Spinach Ciabatta made with 100% All-Natural Chicken, fresh spinach leaves, sliced avocado, roasted red peppers, cilantro, garlic mayo and pickled onions on a fresh Ciabatta roll. Both new Spinach menu items are loaded with nutrients and available now for a limited time at all Green Leaf’s locations. For more information visit click here.

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Menu Items at Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and Philly Steaks & FriesWhether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie, Bananas Smoothies &Frozen Yogurt uses non-fat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients to make delicious combinations. A new exciting addition to the menu for a limited time is a cross between the popular ice cream sandwich and a Whoopie Pie!  Each Whoopie Pie at Bananas is made-to-order with creamy non-fat frozen yogurt sandwiched between two rich Devil’s food chocolate cake shells. Bananas menu also offers fruit smoothies and good-for-you snacks as well as fruit frosties, non-fat frozen yogurt sundaes, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings. The new Whoopie Pie is available at all Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt locations for a limited time. For more information visit click here.

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Menu Items at Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and Philly Steaks & FriesSouth Philly Steaks & Fries has introduced a new limited time menu item too! Fans crave the famous cheese steaks and fresh-cut fries and now chicken lovers are invited to try the new Chicken and Fries Bowl. It’s South Philly’s delicious meal of fried crispy chicken, glazed with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce, grilled peppers and onions, cheddar cheese and served over piping hot fresh-cut fries! South Philly’s Chicken & Fries Bowl is sure to be a crowd pleaser and satisfy even the heartiest of appetites! The new Chicken & Fries Bowl is available at all South Philly Steaks & Fries locations for a limited time. For more information visit click 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 most recent restaurant concepts and menu items, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Menu Items at Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and Philly Steaks & FriesVilla 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 340 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 38 U.S. states and nine additional countries. Villa also operates 11 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.

For photos, interviews or samples, please contact:  Linda Duke at 415-492-4534,  duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries All Open Today at Riverwalk Marketplace



Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries All Open Today at Riverwalk Marketplace

Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries All Open Today at Riverwalk Marketplace

New Orleans Downtown Outlet Features Restaurants with Menu Items Made from Scratch in Food Court including Famous Italian Pizza, Pastas, Fresh Salads, Smoothies, Frozen Yogurt and Philly Cheese Steaks!

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News ReleaseVilla Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced four of its restaurant concepts, Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries, have opened today at the nation’s first downtown outlet center, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk in New Orleans, Louisiana. The restaurants will join the Outlet Collection’s Grand Opening five days of events for shoppers beginning today, Thursday, May 22nd through Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th, 2014. The four new restaurants are conveniently located at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk’s food court and feature a variety of freshly made menu items daily.

Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli, sure to be a fan favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for delicious lunches or dinners. Villa also offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, family nights and events. For more information click here.

Green Leaf’s specialty is made-to-order while you watch salads. Guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings and then it’s tossed especially for you! Delicious wraps, grilled Panini and specialty sandwiches offer guests a better for you meal, made from the freshest, top-quality ingredients and are a healthy alternative to fast foods. Green Leaf’s also offers catering, available for any occasion. For more information click here.

Whether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, uses non-fat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients to make delicious combinations. Fruit smoothies and good-for-you snacks as well as fruit frosties, non-fat frozen yogurt sundaes, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings, round out the menu. For more information click here.

South Philly Steaks & Fries is a favorite for fans who enjoy the famous cheese steaks and fresh-cut fries! Fried Pickle Chips are a favorite along with the chicken cheese steaks, wings and steak bowls. South Philly’s crowd pleaser menu satisfies even the heartiest of appetites! Great for catering and events! For more information click here.

Besides Villa Enterprises four restaurant brands, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk features 75 top national and local retailers and restaurants. Riverwalk offers discounted, validated parking at more than 2,700 spots with $20 purchase. For a full list of tenants, mall hours and additional information, please visit www.RiverwalkNewOrleans.com.

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 most recent restaurants at New Orleans Riverwalk, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries All Open Today at Riverwalk MarketplaceVilla 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 340 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 38 U.S. states and nine additional countries. Villa also operates 11 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.

For photos, interviews or samples, please contact:  Linda Duke at 415-492-4534,  duke@dukemarketing.com

Villa Enterprises and General Growth Properties Ink Deal to Open 40 Mall-Based Villa Italian Kitchen Units



Villa Enterprises and General Growth Properties Ink Deal to Open 40 Mall-Based Villa Italian Kitchen Units

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced today that it has signed a deal with Chicago-based General Growth Properties, Inc. to open 40 Villa Italian Kitchen quick-serve restaurants in regional malls throughout the U.S.

“We’ve been aggressively expanding the footprint of our Villa Italian Kitchen brand over the past several years, and this new partnership is the ideal opportunity for us to continue introducing our brand in new markets,” says Villa Enterprises’ CEO, Anthony Scotto. “As a privately held company, we’re positioned to swiftly respond to opportunities such as this and are able to tap our vendor network to open multiple units quickly.”

Starting with its first pizzeria in New York City 50 years ago, the company’s Villa Italian Kitchen flagship brand now has more than 250 locations worldwide. As part of a rebranding in 2012, Villa Italian Kitchen introduced a new prototype that pays homage to its Italian heritage and original recipes.

“Villa Italian Kitchen and GGP have a long-standing and valued relationship. Their unique Scotto family recipes have been enjoyed by customers for many years. Villa Italian Kitchen joins a growing list of restaurants and retailers expanding their concepts and doing so in high-quality malls. This deal covers nearly a third of our portfolio and allows us to introduce Villa to a broader customer base, which I am sure the customers will enjoy,” says Alan Barocas, senior executive vice president of leasing for General Growth Properties, Inc.

Over the past several years, Villa Enterprises has focused on multi-unit opportunities, expansion of management services, the creation of new restaurant concepts in response to market demand and international growth with a focus on the Middle East and South America. Today, the company’s portfolio has grown to include ten quick-serve brands with more than 330 locations worldwide.

The company is successfully managing and outfitting entire food courts within malls, outlet centers, casinos and airports throughout the U.S. including Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem, PA, and Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe, AZ, among others.

“We offer our partners a wealth of expertise, resources and consumer insights as we consider expansion opportunities nationwide,” explains Villa Enterprises’ Senior Vice President of Business Development, Adam Torine.

To learn more about Villa Enterprises, visit www.villaenterprises.com.

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 330 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 38 U.S. states and nine additional countries. Villa also operates 11 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

General Growth Properties, Inc.

General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP) is an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Unveils New Look, Updates Brand Experience



Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Unveils New Look, Updates Brand Experience

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Unveils New Look, Updates Brand Experience

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, recently unveiled a new look for its flagship brand, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, with the opening of its new Great Northern Mall location in Olmsted, Ohio.

“The Great Northern Mall store is the first of many newly designed locations that will introduce our customers to a new look at Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen,” said Villa Enterprises’ Vice President of Marketing Paula Doyle. “While appearances may change, we are proud to continue our long tradition of offering Villa’s original Italian-American recipes to customers on the go.”

This new Villa design offers distinctive visuals, including a red glass chandelier above a countertop that has been designed to pay homage to the traditional large farmhouse kitchen table below. The farmhouse kitchen table concept, adorned with an eye-catching chandelier, evokes a feeling of family surrounded by delicious, Italian-American food. As a family-owned business, keeping the idea of family – and Villa’s original recipe foods – front and center is central to the brand and its refreshed image.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Unveils New Look, Updates Brand ExperienceAfter surveying consumers and brand loyalists, Villa studied those elements that most resonated with its customers and tasked Louis+Partners of Akron, Ohio, to identify visual elements that best speak to the updated branding.

“We’re a family owned business. We create great meals – not menu items concocted in a lab. We’ve stayed true to our heritage and our original recipes and want to reflect that in what we do and how we look. That’s why this redesign better aligns with Villa’s essential brand,” explained Doyle.

Villa Enterprises Management currently operates more than 230 Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen concept locations across 36 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and globally among five additional countries.

About Villa Enterprises Management

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with more than 325 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Veracruz Welcomes Two Villa Enterprises QSR Concepts



A New Location for Villa Enterprises Brands in Veracruz Expands U.S.-Based Franchisor’s International Portfolio

Veracruz Welcomes Two Villa Enterprises QSR Concepts

Veracruz Welcomes Two Villa Enterprises QSR Concepts

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, has announced the grand opening of two of its brands at a new location in Veracruz, Mexico.

The grand opening of this duo of quick service restaurant (QSR) concepts – Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen and Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt – adds to Villa’s broad concept portfolio which includes establishments in 36 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and four other countries. Located on Marti Street, these two Villa food concepts will be managed by Villa Pizza de Mexico S.A. de C.V. The Marti Street store marks Villa’s third location in Veracruz, joining Villa Fresh Italian Kitchens at Las Brisas and Plaza Las Americas, and the first international location for Bananas.

“It’s a great honor to announce our expansion in Veracruz, and we’re thrilled to add a new location offering two of our concepts in the city,” said Villa Enterprises Management Senior Vice President of Business Development Adam Torine. “Our two existing stores in Veracruz prove delicious food and exceptional customer service spans all cultures. We look forward to providing customers at this new location with high-quality, fresh food offerings as we continue to expand abroad with this world-class facility.”

Currently, Villa Enterprises manages international locations within Dubai, Italy, Mexico, Azerbaijan and the United States.

About Villa Enterprises Management

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with more than 325 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Opens in Chihuahua, Mexico



Portfolio of Quick Service Restaurants Expands with Latest Location Abroad

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Opens in Chihuahua, Mexico

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Opens in Chihuahua, Mexico

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, has opened a new Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen in Chihuahua, Mexico.

The new location is located within Fashion Mall Chihuahua in Chihuahua, and further solidifies Mexico as a fast-growing market for Villa Enterprises.

“We’re thrilled to bring our fresh, all-natural ingredients to the city of Chihuahua,” said Villa Enterprises’ Senior Vice President of Business Development, Adam Torine. “This new location is the latest in a line of successful Villa new store openings in cities such as San Luis Potosi, Veracruz, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Durango and others throughout Mexico. What we’ve discovered as we have grown our global portfolio of Villa concept locations is there is a welcome embrace of this Italian-American brand, and Villa’s old-world style recipes and fresh ingredients.”

Villa Enterprises Management currently operates more than 230 Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen concept locations across 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and internationally among five additional countries.

About Villa Enterprises Management

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with more than 325 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

Turkish Franchisee Signs Development Agreement; Opens Two Villa Enterprise Restaurants



U.S.-Based Franchisor Expands Global Portfolio of QSR Concepts

Turkish Franchisee Signs Development Agreement; Opens Two Villa Enterprise Restaurants

Turkish Franchisee Signs Development Agreement; Opens Two Villa Enterprise Restaurants

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced today the grand opening of its first Villa Italian Kitchen and South Philly Steaks & Fries locations in Istanbul, Turkey, located in the Buyaka Shopping Centre. Under an exclusive development deal with a Turkish franchisee, in addition to the operation of the two new locations, future Villa Italian Kitchens and South Philly Steaks & Fries will be launched and operated throughout Turkey.

Both quick service restaurants (QSR) add to Villa’s growing and diverse concept portfolio in the U.S. and abroad. These openings also signal the international debut of Villa’s newest concept, Villa Italian Kitchen, an Italian-American inspired QSR featuring fresh ingredients and treasured, old-world family recipes.

“This exclusive development agreement, which establishes a foundation for strong future growth of the Villa brand throughout Turkey, is another signature moment in Villa Enterprises history,” said Villa Enterprises Management Senior Vice President of Business Development Adam Torine. “In addition to helping introduce the people of Turkey old-school, Italian-American pastas, Stromboli and pizzas, our two new Istanbul locations will also incorporate local tastes and preferences, serving as further evidence of Villa’s track record of successful foreign expansion.”

About Villa Enterprises Management

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with 330 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 36 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen; Villa Italian Kitchen; Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.  For franchise information, please visit http://www.villapizza.com/Villa-enterprises-franchise.asp.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Opens In San Luis Potosi, Mexico



New Store Adds to Villa’s Vast Italian Food Concept Portfolio

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Opens In San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Opens In San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Morristown, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, has announced the grand opening of a new Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen in Mexico.

The unit is situated in the El Dorado Mall in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This quick service restaurant in the city’s capital is managed by Rogelio Colunga Torres, and further solidifies Mexico as a fast-growing market for Villa Enterprises.

“We’re thrilled to bring our fresh, all-natural ingredients to the city and residents of San Luis Potosi in a convenient location,” said Villa Enterprises Senior Vice President of Business Development Adam Torine. “Our success with opening locations in Veracruz, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Durango and others throughout Mexico demonstrates the popularity of our thriving concepts and the warm reception of our old-world style recipes and fresh Villa Enterprises dining experiences among our customers throughout Mexico.”

Currently, Villa Enterprises operates more than 225 Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen concept locations across 38 U.S. states as well as among five additional countries.

About Villa Enterprises Management

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with 330 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 38 U.S. states along with five additional countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

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