Immediate Plans to Add Eight New Locations to the Portland Market;
Cuts Franchise Fees and Investment Costs to Spur Expansion
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Rose City may be the best climate for growing its native sweet smelling flowers, but Garlic Jim’s is certain Portland is also the right environment to expand the popular Pacific Northwest pizza brand.
Garlic Jim’s announced today its extensive greater metropolitan Portland growth plan – a strategy that will position the pizza company renowned for delivering “Gourmet Right Away” to nearly triple its local presence. Increased store sales and growing recognition in the Portland market have set the stage for expansion.
“We’ve built a core fan base and great following in Portland that keeps asking for more ways to enjoy Garlic Jim’s,” said Dwayne Northrop, president and CEO of Garlic Jim’s. “Our growth strategy showcases why we are taking a robust approach in the market.”
To meet increasing demand for Garlic Jim’s gourmet pizza, savory sides, fresh salads and more, Northrop is introducing a newly created franchising initiative designed specifically for the Portland market. The expansion plan charts out a definitive course to add new units by leveraging three well-known company-owned stores as central pieces of the innovative strategy.
The Garlic Jim’s stores in Cedar Hills, Beaverton, and Clackamas serve as hubs for the future locations. Each of these company-owned locations are being packaged for franchise investors with opportunities to open additional units in neighboring communities. To facilitate the new stores, franchise fees and the cost of acquiring existing units have been significantly reduced.
For example, the Cedar Hills location has been combined with franchise agreements for new stores in Hillside and West Beaverton for a total of $90,000.
“Nobody knows the area better than hometown entrepreneurs. And, since our stores are already engrained into Portland neighborhoods, this is an attractive opportunity for qualified investors that want to carry on the tradition we’ve established,” added Northrop. “They get immediate cash flow and the opportunity to grow their business. We’re creating incredible value for prospective franchisees, and that’s a direct reflection on how excited we are about what lies ahead for us in the Portland area.”
Individual investors and entrepreneurial teams awarded franchise agreements will receive initial and continuing training, ongoing marketing support and real estate guidance. Plus, franchisees will benefit from Garlic Jim’s commitment to developing new menu items, including its popular line of great-tasting gluten-free pizzas.
With original taste combinations certain to satisfy pizza fans of all ages – i.e. Jim’s Garlic Chicken and the Spinach Artichoke Pie – Garlic Jim’s has become a truly distinctive culinary experience. And, while Garlic Jim’s lives up to its promise to offer great pizza, made from fresh ingredients, without making its customers choose between quality and service, the variety of menu items it gives its customers makes it an option to turn to for lunch or dinner several times a week.
About Garlic Jim’s
Garlic Jim’s has perfected “Gourmet Right Away,” providing delicious, original pizza recipes with exceptionally fast delivery. Born out of the idea that no pizza company had claimed stake to a premium collection of pizzas that could be delivered quickly, Garlic Jim’s has developed a cult and core following, attracting families, college students and all pizza lovers in search of a great meal offered at a remarkable value. The brand’s famous gourmet pizzas include the freshly made Jim’s Smokin’ Sweet BBQ Chicken, Nutty Chipotle, The Sicilian and an unrivaled selection of gluten-free pizzas. For more information about Garlic Jim’s, visit www.garlicjims.com. To learn more about Garlic Jim’s franchise opportunities, visit www.garlicjims.com/franchiseintrotogarlicjims or call (425) 918-1900.