Pizza Studio receives strategic investment led by Thompson Hospitality

Pizza Studio receives strategic investment led by Thompson Hospitality

Deal to open door for growth in nontraditional locations

The fast-casual Pizza Studio chain has completed a strategic investment round led by institutional foodservice contractor Thompson Hospitality, which will also become the brand’s largest franchise operator, officials said Wednesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Thompson will hold a minority stake in the Calabasas, Calif.-based pizza chain as a result, said Samit Varma, Pizza Studio co-founder and co-CEO.

Warren Thompson, chairman and CEO of Reston, Va.-bas

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