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Global Franchise Group Debuts First Ghost Kitchen Partnership With Cloud Kitchens For Round Table Pizza®

Global Franchise Group Debuts First Ghost Kitchen Partnership With Cloud Kitchens For Round Table Pizza®

The strategic brand management company continues to champion innovation and franchise development as the Round Table Pizza footprint expands.

ATLANTA – Global Franchise Group (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Round Table Pizza®, Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick®, Marble Slab Creamery®, and Pretzelmaker®, today announces the debut of its first ghost kitchen concept. Partnering with CloudKitchens, the ghost kitchen will open on Tuesday, April 20th as a remote Round Table Pizza location for pickup and delivery only at 358 West 38th Street in Los Angeles, California.

The franchise location will be operated by Leticia Vasquez, a longtime Round Table franchisee with an additional restaurant in Culver City. The ghost kitchen, open from 11am to 11pm Monday through Sunday, will offer an abbreviated menu focusing on large and personal sized pizzas in addition to the brand’s beloved Garlic Parmesan Twists. This location marks the first of a planned brand expansion in the Los Angeles area including both traditional and non-traditional spaces. Currently, Round Table Pizza has more than 415 locations across the country. With approximately 200 franchise agreements in the development pipeline, the brand footprint is expected to reach 500 locations in the next two years.

“Global Franchise Group is proud to introduce our first ghost kitchen location – the first of what we hope will be many for our family of brands,” said Paul Damico, CEO of GFG. “Our organization is committed to innovation and technology and we are constantly making investments to support the success of our franchisees and brands for years to come. The ghost kitchen concept is incredibly popular and perfect for Round Table Pizza. Congratulations go out to Leticia Vasquez on this monumental opening and our thanks to CloudKitchens for being a great partner.”

Ghost kitchens operate entirely as a vehicle for pickup and delivery services and allow brands to expand their footprint while dramatically reducing overhead costs. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced restaurant closures across the country and dramatically reduced in-store dining capacities, ghost kitchens have continued to prove a cost-effective alternative to brick-and-mortar build-outs for a variety of quick-serve and fast-casual restaurant brands.

“I am thrilled to open the first ghost kitchen concept for Round Table Pizza and Global Franchise Group,” said Vasquez. “We’ve seen a significant shift in consumer dining trends since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as more customers begin to rely on takeout and delivery options. Now, with the opening of our first ghost kitchen, we can bring Round Table Pizza to a larger customer base and I see huge potential for the continued growth of the brand. Any new restaurant opening can be overwhelming and I am extremely grateful to have navigated the entire process with the support of Global Franchise Group behind me. The corporate team has been knowledgeable, supportive, and communicative every step of the way.”

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About Global Franchise Group, LLC

Global Franchise Group, LLC is a strategic brand management company with a mission of championing franchise brands and the people who build them. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes five primary quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts:

Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick®, Marble Slab Creamery®, Pretzelmaker® and Round Table Pizza®. Global Franchise Group, LLC is an affiliate of Lion Capital LLP and Serruya Private Equity, Inc.

About Round Table Pizza

Inspired by the honor, valor, and revelry of the Knights of the Round Table, Round Table Pizza’s® superior pizza and commitment to quality and authenticity have earned the reputation of “Pizza Royalty™” for over 60 years. With more than 410 restaurants across the United States, Round Table celebrates community, family, and making merry. For the latest news from Round Table, follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. For franchising information, please visit Round Table Pizza Franchise.

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