Loop Pizza Grill Delivers Double Dose of Dining Florida-based restaurant chain tosses in two new restaurants
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2006) The Loop Pizza Grill continues
to expand its presence in North Florida with the opening of two new restaurants
in January and February 2006. The new locations will bring the total number
of LOOP restaurants to 12 in the Jacksonville area.
“I have been
looking forward to this opening for close to a year now,” said Ken
Caplan, co-owner. “The Loop Pizza Grill is an established name in
the Jacksonville market, and I hope to build upon that reputation.”
The first restaurant
is scheduled to open Jan. 13 at 2851 County Road 210 West in Johns Creek.
The 5,600 square-foot restaurant will have a seating capacity of 180.
“This restaurant is a little larger than your typical LOOP,”
Caplan said. “We plan to use the additional space to build a bigger
kitchen and provide extra seating.”
The second restaurant
is slated to open in mid-February at 13760 St. Augustine Road at the Shoppes
at Bartram Park. Both LOOP restaurants will be built in new shopping centers.
“I spend a lot of time scouting locations,” Caplan said. “These
two areas appeal to me because of the potential for growth and the opportunity
to make The Loop Pizza Grill the new neighborhood restaurant.”
Caplan belongs to
a partnership that owns three other Loop Pizza Grill restaurants: two
in Cary, N.C., and another in Julington Creek, just south of Jacksonville.
“I’ve been with THE LOOP five years now and I think I’ve
figured out the secret to their success,” Caplan said. “They
offer a product and service that fits the lifestyle of most Americans
today. People want fresh food made fast and THE LOOP fulfills that need
There are 23 Loop Pizza Grills throughout the Southeast. An additional
12 are slated to open in 2006 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
South Carolina and North Carolina. Seventy-three more restaurants are
under construction and/or under contract throughout the southern region.
The Loop Pizza Grill is ranked on Pizza Today's list of the Top 100 Pizza
Companies in the United States and most recently was featured in Nation’s
Restaurant News’ Top 50 Fast-Casual Players.