Beautiful Brands adds Kyro Pizza to portfolio

TULSA Okla. Beautiful Brands International, the multi-unit franchising company and parent to the Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe chain, said today it has added Kyro Pizza as the eighth brand in its portfolio.

BBI said it would support marketing, real estate, architecture, legal, franchise sales, and other aspects of franchise development for Kyro Pizza, whose single unit is located in Baltimore. Kyro Pizza will be marketed as a brick oven pizzeria of between 1,200 and 1,500 square feet with an average ticket of $10 to $15, BBI said.

“We believe this is a fantastic opportunity to develop this innovative brand coast to coast and even overseas in places like the Middle East,” said David Rutkauskas, founder, president and chief executive of BBI, in a statement.

Kyro, which was founded in 2008, features such pizzas as tandoori chicken, General Tso’s and a falafel pizza. The menu also features pastas, salads and sandwiches served on freshly baked pita bread.

“Our mantra is ‘Fresh and creative thinking tastes better,’” said Moutasem Atiya, president of Kyro Pizza.

Kyro joins seven other brands in BBI’s growing stable of concepts, including the 130-unit Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe chain, the six-unit FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Café chain and two Coney Beach outlets. Plans are underway to open the first units of both the Rex's Chicken and Dixie Cream Donuts concepts in the next few months. In March BBI added to its portfolio the single unit The Crusty Croissant [3], and in April the company added the three-unit Greenz [4]salad chain.

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