SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Jul. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emirates Petroleum Products Company (EPPCO) L.L.C. has acquired the master franchise rights and opened six Paavo's Pizza units in Dubai. Paavo's is the newest pizza concept from Orion Food Systems featuring fresh, made from scratch pizza coming from the heart of the Midwest, South Dakota. According to Danny Abou Aoun, Food & Beverage Manager for EPPCO, the new Fast Casual Restaurant is an exciting and innovative new concept, which is all prepared fresh in front of the customer, served up with premium toppings and a blistering crust, piping hot in 5 minutes or less.
"We've had a very positive response from our customers who enjoy watching their food being prepared in front of them," said Abou Aoun, "Our foreign visitors and expats living and working in Dubai especially enjoy the crispy crust and healthier toppings."
"Paavo's capitalizes on an exciting new trend in foodservice," notes Steve Watkins, President and CEO of Orion Food Systems. "We're seeing a dramatic growth in the consumers' preference to get a high quality pizza while having their food made fresh in front of them, and to watch the entire process unfold before them quickly to meet the demands of their fast-paced lifestyle."
Paavo's customers can choose from 6 different sauces, 8 different meats, 13 different veggies, 4 different cheeses, and 2 different styles of crusts. Customers can create their own personalized pizza or they can select from one of the suggested signature recipes such as Meat Paavo, Buffalo Chicken, Paavo Garden or other great tasting menu options.
Abou Aoun said that plans are already under way to open two more locations this summer and 60 locations over the next five years.
About Paavo's Pizza/Orion Food Systems®: Orion Food Systems franchises and/or licenses Paavo's® Pizza, Hot Stuff Pizza and other concepts in over 1000 locations throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and United Arab Emirates. For more information about franchising and Orion brands, go to orionfoods.com or call 877-841-1431.
Media Contact: Sarah Odde, Orion Food Systems, 605.444.7410, Sarah.Odde@hsfl.com
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