Any way you slice it, upstate New York's own, Great Northern Pizza Kitchen is among the hottest independent pizza restaurants in the country.
Great Northern Pizza Kitchen (2 Hot, LLC), owned by Hot Restaurant Group has been named as one of America 's top 100 independents, by Pizza Today magazine.
Great Northern Pizza Kitchen comes in at 40 on the publication's prestigious "Hot 100 Independents" list, which ranks the nation's best-performing independent pizzerias.
"We are delighted to be included on the Hot 100 independent pizza operations list - it's quite an accomplishment," said Ken Greene, President/CEO of Great Northern Pizza Kitchen. "This honor is a testament to the staff's superior customer service, quality guarantee and delicious selection of premium pizzas."
Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the $35 billion pizza industry, annually ranks the largest independent operations in the U.S. , based on sales volume.
To qualify for the "Hot 100 Independent" list, companies must own nine or fewer stores, all of which are owned by the same individual, family or group of investors. The publication receives thousands of submissions and only ranks the top 100 independent pizzeria operations in the U.S. This is the first year Great Northern Pizza Kitchen has submitted an entry for the publication's list.
Hot Restaurant Group owns and operates 2 Hot, LLC which is comprised of four Great Northern Pizza Kitchens in Buffalo , Rochester and Syracuse . Hot Restaurant Group also owns and operates Flour City Bagels, LLC the largest franchisee of Bruegger's Enterprises in the country, with 35 Bruegger's Bakeries and 2 commissaries in Albany , Rochester & Syracuse . For more information, visit the website at www.greatnorthernpizza.com.