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>r RESTAURANTS Famous Famiglia Legendary Legacy In 26-plus years, Famous Famiglia has grown from a single 320-square-foot pizzeria in Manhattan to become a worldwide business. By Eric Slack Famous Famiglia says the use of its own line of premium ingredients in its pizza ensures high quality and is one of the keys to its sustained success. 152 food & drink • fall/winter 2012 • << amous Famiglia is a true American success story, encompassing a large complement of company owned and franchised locations in the United States and internationally. Founded by a family of immigrants in 1986, Famous Famiglia now graces venues that include airports and transportation hubs, malls and shopping centers, colleges and universities, theme parks, hotels and casinos, stacompany profile diums and arenas, military bases, medical centers, motorways and urban locations. Famous Famiglia At the heart of the Famous Famiglia story is a Headquarters: White Plains, N.Y . commitment to quality products and great cusEmployees: 280 Specialty: Company owned and tomer service within a clean and comfortable franchised pizzerias environment, along with a highly motivated and Paul Kolaj, co-founder, president and CEO: “We feel blessed passionate team. This is the driving force behind for having had a wonderful 26the company’s emergence as one of the fastestyear journey with the business.” growing pizza companies. F Attention to Detail The quality of the food and overall customer experience is assured by hiring the right people, investing in training for employees and franchisees, proprietary recipes, third-party secret shopper programs, routine on-site inspections and ServSafe certification. The company also uses its own line of premium Famous Famiglia products to ensure quality ingredients. Branding efforts have been another important piece of Famous Famiglia’s focus on building a reputation and staying in the public eye. Today the company is the official

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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012
Tableside Chat
NYC Wine & Food Festival
Going Global
Beverage Focus
Caribou Coffee
Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Distributors: Food Law
Progressive Gourmet
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico
Blue Mountain Growers
Dandrea Produce and Wines
Dorr Lobster
Gary’s Seafood and Specialties
Pohl Food Service Inc.
Supply America
Victoria Fine Foods
Bernatello’s Pizza Inc.
Best Mexican Foods
C.F. Gollott & Son
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.
Mountain Foods Products
Siedhoff Distributing
Sterling Pacific Meat
Producers: Business Strategies
Carib Brewery
Heroes Vodka
Mountain Pure Beverage Co.
Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co.
Family Fresh Pack
Haring Catfish Enterprises
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Demerara Distillers
Walker & Sons Inc. – Slap Ya Mama
DRY Soda Co.
Good Time Beverages
Greencore USA
Jaindl Turkey Farms
McCall Farms
Nuovo Pasta Productions
Brewery Ommegang
R.L. Schreiber
Venus Wafers Inc.
Casper’s Ice Cream
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Extreme Pizza
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Fatburger North America Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Francesca’s Restaurants Inc.
Aurelio’s Pizza
Yoshinoya America
Crepe Delicious
FREEB!RDS World Burrito
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
Independent Restaurants
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
The Alicart Restaurant Group
The Optimist
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Epicurean Group
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Retailers: Shopper Marketing
Weigel’s Inc.
Royal Buying Group
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