Pizza Pizza docks in Halifax
By Canadian PizzaNews
July 25, 2010, Toronto – The Pizza
Pizza chain has weighed anchor in its east coast expansion with the opening of the first restaurant serving
The new location follows a recent
Canada-wide expansion that has seen four new stores open in British
Columbia, two in Regina and two in Winnipeg.
The new Pizza Pizza location can be found at 1735 Grafton
Street and is owned by Grafton Connor, a Halifax-based company that also
owns The Fishermen Restaurant & Grill, The Grafton Street Dinner
Theatre, Cheers, Taboo Nightclub and several other bars and restaurants
throughout Nova Scotia. The new store is the first in the chain that
caters to eastern Canadian cravings for everything pie.
"We would like to extend a warm welcome to the Grafton Connor
team for joining the Pizza Pizza family," said Pat Finelli, chief
marketing officer for Pizza Pizza. "Our franchises play an active role
in the communities they serve. We welcome the opportunity to participate
in the future growth of Halifax."
In addition to the traditional Pizza Pizza menu, the team
will add Halifax-style donairs, with the meat and sauce prepared in
store. Only found at the Halifax location, the donairs are made with
grilled spicy beef served on a warm pita with diced onions, tomatoes and
donair sauce. Customers can also order donair pizza, which is made from
Pizza Pizza's classic dough, donair sauce, mozzarella cheese, donair
seasoned meat, red onions and sliced tomatoes.
"We are excited to be the first Pizza Pizza location on the east coast," said Don Walker, corporate chef for Grafton Connor. "My
experience at the Pizza Pizza training centre in Toronto could not have
been better. Our store is ready to deliver to the community and we are
lucky to be part of this growing family."
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