Canadian Pizza Magazine

Camrose Pizza 73 opens its doors

Laura Aiken   


Dec. 15, 2008, Edmonton – Partners in life and business,
Surbhi and Raj Parashar have been eagerly anticipating the day when they could
open the doors to their very own Pizza 73 restaurant. Today, their wait is

“This is an amazing opportunity for us to play an active
role in the community that has been so very good to us,” says Surbhi Parashar. “We
think Pizza 73 is the best franchise to operate in Canada and we can’t wait to
continue the tradition of offering great service and great pizza.”

Located at 4725-65 Street, the 1500 square foot eatery is among
the first Pizza 73 history to offer in-store family seating, pizza by the slice
and earlier operating hours. The opening of the Camrose location highlights a
growing demand for Pizza 73 in the community and the success of the joint
venture model in attracting local entrepreneurs.


“Our team works closely with local entrepreneurs to identify
growing markets whose residents have demonstrated a need and appetite for new
dining options,” notes Darren Wagner, vice-president of operations and
development. “Our goal has always been to provide more choice, value and
quality to customers with the help of local partners who are looking for a
stable and enjoyable career.”

The partners have completed training at the Pizza 73
corporate restaurant as well as at the Leduc Pizza 73, the first location to
launch the new restaurant format earlier this summer.

The Parashar’s perseverance and dedication has been evident
over the past six years since their arrival to Canada. Having lived and worked
in Toronto as a mechanical engineer for General Motors, Raj longed for the
challenge of owning and operating his own business and to do something
constructive for his community. Upon their first visit to Camrose, the couple
found the inspiration they were looking for and later bought the Mac’s
convenience store which they still own and operate just across the street from
the new Pizza 73.

“We just love the people and the feel of this city,” says

The Camrose store is part of a two-store expansion this
winter with another location slated in Grande Prairie at 103-6815 Kateri Drive.
Doors are set to open tomorrow.

With the opening of these two locations, Pizza 73 has now
opened nine new stores in the past calendar year for a total of 65 outlets in
Western Canada.


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