MINNEAPOLIS--()--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.
“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”
“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.
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.