PizzaRev Announces New Minority Investor In Its Restaurant Concept
MINNEAPOLIS -- March 18, 2013
PizzaRev, an artisan pizza concept based in Los Angeles, today announced that
Buffalo Wild Wings has taken a minority position in its unique new concept.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“PizzaRev brings a fresh approach to the pizza industry – offering guests a
truly interactive, ‘Craft Your Own’ dining experience and premium offerings
using only the highest quality ingredients. Personal artisan pizzas are
crafted with made-from-scratch pizza dough then fired in a revolutionary
Fire-Deck oven and ready in less than three minutes,” stated Nicholas
Eckerman, PizzaRev chief operating officer.
“The PizzaRev team is thrilled to have Buffalo Wild Wings as an investor in
our business, given its strong track record and stellar reputation within the
industry,” said PizzaRev co-CEO Rodney Eckerman. “PizzaRev’s unique and
interactive approach is revolutionizing the pizza industry.”
“We believe that our relationship can have immediate impact in accelerating
our growth and establishing a leadership position in the fast casual
landscape,” said PizzaRev co-CEO Irv Zuckerman.
“Over the past year, Buffalo Wild Wings has been investigating emerging
restaurant concepts with high growth potential as we continue to build our
dynamic company,” said Kathy Benning, Buffalo Wild Wings executive vice
president of global marketing, brand and business development. “Along with
chicken wings, pizza is one of America’s most popular foods and we believe
that PizzaRev has great potential for continued growth and success.”
About Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is
a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants
featuring a variety of boldly flavored, made-to-order menu items including its
namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings menu
specializes in 20 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor
sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin’®. Guests enjoy a welcoming
neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for
watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient
of hundreds of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the
country. There are currently more than 900 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across
49 states in the United States, as well as in Canada.
To stay up-to-date on all the latest events and offers for sports fans and
wing lovers, like Buffalo Wild Wings on Facebook, follow @BWWings on Twitter
and visit www.BuffaloWildWings.com.
PizzaRev is a Los Angeles-based fast casual pizza chain that is reinventing
the way America eats its favorite food by delivering a truly interactive
dining experience where customers craft their own pizzas, choosing from a wide
variety of premium-quality ingredients, in any amount, for one price. PizzaRev
fires its pizzas in a stone-hearth oven, which produces a delicious, crispy
Roman-style thin pizza in less than 3 minutes.
PizzaRev was founded by long-time entertainment industry executives Irv
Zuckerman and Rodney Eckerman, who bring Fortune 500 executive operating
experience along with their management team of highly experienced and
long-tenured restaurant operators.
Bread & Butter Public Relations
Ali Stanley, 213-739-7985
Buffalo Wild Wings Contact:
Angie Andresen, 612-573-3161
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