Whenever the whole Pizza Factory family gets together, it’s sure to be a good time. The annual convention is no exception – in April, Pizza Factory hosted the convention in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where all owners, home office staff and vendors came together to celebrate successes, strategize for the year ahead, hear from industry experts and learn about new trends.
The past year was strong for Pizza Factory – named #5 Most Improved Franchise by PMQ, honored by Franchise Business Review as a Top 200 brand in franchisee satisfaction, listed in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and placed in the Top 20 Restaurants on the Rise by Nation’s Restaurant News. The numbers support these honors as well – store growth was up more than 7 percent in the last year.
The convention also serves as a time to pay tribute to franchisees who have done exceptional work within the Pizza Factory franchise system. The Top Sales award went to the Bishop Pizza Factory, and the Placerville Pizza Factory won the Way to Grow award for its 26 percent increase in sales over the year. Pizza Factory also honored dozens of franchisees who have been in the franchise system for 20 and 30 years.
Along with the awards, the convention was a great time to revisit some of the components of the brand that make it truly stand out, including showcasing Pizza Factory’s philanthropic work with No Kid Hungry and its commitment to the No Bully Zone program. This year, Pizza Factory plans to provide friendship benches to a school in each Pizza Factory market as a continued effort to combat the bully problem in schools.
As always, the convention was a wonderful time to get the whole Pizza Factory family together to learn and network – we’re already looking forward to next year!
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