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This Iconic, High-End Pizza Chain Is Expanding to These New Locations

The award-winning brand will make its debut in a Southern state this year.

Top-quality pizza chain Grimaldi's, which boasts a culinary reputation for authentic coal-fired, brick-oven pizza, has just signed on its first domestic franchisee which will accelerate its expansion into new American territories. Thanks to the new agreement, one lucky Southern state can expect to enjoy its first taste of the world-famous New York-style pie later this year.

The iconic pizzeria currently operates 41 company-owned restaurants from coast to coast, but thanks to Power Brands Hospitality Group (PBHG), its first domestic operational partner, the chain will now expand into Alabama with two locations. According to QSR Magazine, PBHG will open its first location in Huntsville, with a location in Birmingham coming shortly thereafter.

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"Grimaldi's is one of the world's most iconic New York-style pizzerias and we are thrilled to bring the accomplished brand to Huntsville and Birmingham in the near future" says Kumar Patel, managing partner at PBHG. "Grimaldi's has a focus on providing guests with a superior dining experience that fits seamlessly within our existing portfolio of restaurants and we are excited that we reached this important milestone with all of our partners, employees, and stakeholders."

The brand is famous for hand-crafted pizzas, calzones, antipasti, as well as salads and desserts. Its restaurants feature open kitchen layouts, with the signature wood-burning ovens as centerpieces, providing a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere for diners.

According to the company website, thanks to its coal-fired crust, all fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, and signature sauce, Grimaldi's is America's most awarded pizzeria. The chain has won the prestigious American Academy of Hospitality Sciences 5 Star Diamond Award for the past 4 years, establishing its dominance in luxury hospitality.

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Mura Dominko
Mura is a Deputy Editor leading ETNT's coverage of America's favorite fast foods and restaurant chains. Read more