24/7 Automated Pizzeria Concept Hires Marketing Director to Lead US Expansion, First Up San Diego, Houston and New Orleans
Toronto, Ontario (RestaurantNews.com) PizzaForno, one of the only automated pizzerias in North America, appoints Jason Lowder, former vice president of local store marketing at Marco’s Pizza, as chief marketing officer. As US expansion heats up, Lowder joins as a breakthrough brand with exclusive distribution rights, gearing up to launch in San Diego, Houston and New Orleans by Q2.
Passionate about the lucrative pizza industry and focused on creating strategic local marketing programs designed with the entrepreneur and the community in mind, Lowder will help accelerate PizzaForno’s American footprint. Lowder brings years of experience in sales, marketing and development to this innovative brand. He and his Marco’s Pizza team grew the brand from 250 stores to over 900.
“Jason joins our team with a proven track record of developing and growing pizza concepts,” said Les Tomlin, co-founder and president of PizzaForno. “As we continue to break into major US markets, we know that Jason’s experience in grand openings, franchising and multi-unit ownership will transform our easy-to-scale business model into the next brand of fastest growing pizza.”
The new CMO is for growth-minded investors looking to scale with PizzaForno, as he too is an entrepreneur, owner of his own marketing and consulting company for 17 years and a former franchisee of Marco’s Pizza.
“It’s good to be in the pizza business, because people will always appreciate the food to share. In fact, I had first inquired about the licensing opportunity for myself with PizzaForno. After hearing more about the influx of leads and accelerated expansion plans in the US, the opportunity to be part of it at the executive level was a cultural fit,” said Jason Lowder, CMO of PizzaForno. . “I immediately felt the passion of the existing team and licensees for what they do and when an organization loves what it does, the results will come.”
PizzaForno plans to open a minimum of 50 units in the United States by the end of the year. As PizzaForno Expands Across California, Texas and Louisiana, Potential Licensees Now Have the Opportunity to Be One of the First to Enter Registered U.S. Markets with the High-Demand Turnkey Business Opportunity . PizzaForno not only offers a high return on investment, but has the ability to operate 24/7, without any on-site labor costs, with limited wastage and provides licensees with the ability to evolve rapidly.
To learn more about PizzaForno and its licensing opportunities, visit https://www.pizzaforno.com/become-a-licensee/.
About Pizza Forno
Founded in 2018 by Canadian entrepreneurs William Moyer and Les Tomlin, PizzaForno is the only automated pizzeria in North America that delivers gourmet artisan pizzas in under three minutes. Accessible 24/7 at the touch of a digital screen, PizzaForno offers a selection of innovative menus, each made with high quality ingredients, with an authentic approach. In 2020, PizzaForno was honored with the Restaurants Canada 2020 Innovation Awards. Using technology popularized in France by ADIAL, PizzaForno exclusively owns all North American distribution rights to the technology. The brand is growing rapidly across North America and is backed by a historic partnership with one of the leading foodservice providers, Aramark. The agreement aims to bring cutting-edge food innovation and quality meal solution to various facilities with technology, sustainability, safety and convenience at the forefront. PizzaForno currently has 40 sites operating and over 100 additional sites committed – with the first US sites already established in Michigan. To learn more about PizzaForno, visit https://www.pizzaforno.com. To learn more about the licensing opportunity, visit https://www.pizzaforno.com/become-a-licensee/.
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