Will Persona Neapolitan’s Food-First Focus Foster a Flourishing Franchise?
After announcing its rapid plans for expansion, fast-casual pizza restaurant Persona Neapolitan looks to take its growth to the next level through franchising. goedkoop nike air max 2017 Nike Air Max 95 Prem Tape Heren With plans for 250 new locations in the next five years, this aggressive strategy is fueled by one key focus—high quality food. This food-first mentality was instilled into co-founder Glenn Cybulski from an early age, and came to fruition during his studies in Italy.
As Cybulski now looks to take his fast-casual restaurant—which serves wood-fired pizzas in 90 seconds—nationwide, Franchise Times Magazine (FT) had a chance to speak with Mr. Cybulski about his life and franchise. Nike Lunarestoa 2 Essential We share with you the important aspects of the interview.
Franchise Times Interview with Glenn Cybulski
FT: Tell me about attending the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, the oldest pizza school in the world, I understand, and a pizzaioli or pizza maker is an actual certification.
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Cybulski: A big influence in my career was Tony Gemignani. Nike Air Max 2016 Dame Tony is regarded as one of the best pizzaiolis in the world, and we competed together, in the Naples 2007 competition in Italy, where he won best in the world. asics femme pas cher Goedkope Nike Air Max 2017 Heren Through that and his connections to the school, I was brought on as a World Pizza Champion team member. Soldes Nike Pas Cher Nike Free Run 2 Goedkoop I was giving a speech on, “So you want to open a pizzeria?” with a friend of mine, because we know the ins and outs. goedkoop nike air max 2017 I’ve had my failures, I’ve had my successes. Joseph Baumel, my business partner now, was in the audience, looking for a professional that knew what they were doing.
He came up to my restaurant, tried the pizza, and said, ‘You have to partner with me.’ I said, ‘I’m willing to do that if you’re willing to go big with this.’ This segment is the biggest thing to happen since take-and-bake pizza. Kanken Classic The rest is history.
FT: There’s a lot of competition—Blaze, PizzaRev, Pieology, Pie Five. goedkope Nike Air Max 90 What’s your claim to fame?
Cybulski: It’s based on high-quality, truly Neapolitan pizza. That’s what differentiates us from all the rest that have started the choose-your-own-ingredients restaurants. Chaussures Nike Nike Air Max 2017 Dames fjällräven kånken Laptop 13 Sac à Dos Kanken Fjallraven We’ve taken that extra step to make sure the quality is there, and bring the public a truly fast-fired pizza, 90 seconds rather than five minutes.
FT: I can see why consumers would care about the speed, but do they really care about quality to that degree?
Cybulski: They might not know the science, but they taste that difference, hands down. billig nike air norge We’ve literally had new franchisees signing up who are blown away. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Grijs We had some guys in from South Carolina, and they said ‘if your food is better than others, we’re going to go with you.’ I try to stay humble on this, but my pizza is phenomenal and I know this.
FT: Everybody is scrambling for share in this market.
Cybulski: What’s going to happen, unfortunately, is after the hype of people being able to pick out their ingredients has died down, what it will come down to is quality and guest retention.
FT: You started franchising after opening only one store, which many people say is a no-no.
Cybulski: We already knew, and again I don’t want to sound arrogant at all, but we knew this concept was going to be big. nike tn pas cher fjallraven kanken sale nike tn pas cher Nike Air Max 90 II CamouflagDame We knew this was going to change the way people thought about pizza.
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FT: How many franchises have you sold so far?
Persona Neapolitan’s Move to Franchising
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With Persona Neapolitan expanding throughout the US, customers will be able to experience the 90-second pizza soon enough.