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    Hunt Brothers Pizza Expands Facility

    Addition will enable the company to double the number of stores it can serve.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Hunt Brothers Pizza LLC, the largest distributor of fresh dough pizza to the convenience store market, announced that it has begun construction on a major expansion of its Nashville warehouse and office facility.

    The facility on Jordonia Station Road opened in 2002, but rapid and continued growth in the pizza business has required the expansion, which is scheduled to be completed late this year. The company currently serves over 5,700 convenience stores in 26 states, and this addition will enable the company to double the number of stores it can serve.

    "We are pleased that our customers' acceptance of our product and our program has increased our operations and necessitated this expansion," said Scott Hunt, senior executive of Hunt Brothers Pizza. "The building addition will provide more space for our product storage and much needed space for staff additions to serve our growing customer base. Our company has grown through our combination of product, outstanding people and a commitment to service, and we want to continue to provide the operations and staff in order to maintain that high level of service."

    Hunt Brothers Pizza offers a comprehensive program to its store customers. The product line includes the company's original crust pizza, its new Thin Crust pizza and a breakfast pizza. All pizzas are delivered weekly and prepared on-site to bake. They are sold in either whole pizzas or the company's "Hunk 'a Pizza," which is one-quarter of a whole pizza. All come with Hunt Brothers Pizza's signature promise of "All Toppings No Extra Charge."

    Under the Hunt Brothers Pizza business program, c-stores are provided the pizzas, all the toppings and the equipment at a low cost, enabling them to operate a successful pizza shop, the company said. Store employees are then trained to prepare and cook pizza the Hunt Brothers Pizza way. The store is serviced weekly by Hunt Brothers Pizza team members who deliver product in company-owned trucks. In addition to delivery, services include rotating product, training employees, displaying marketing materials and support for business development.

    The stores do not pay franchise fees or royalty fees, and all marketing materials are provided free of charge. "This comprehensive, value-added package offers c-store owners and chains a low entry cost, high profit foodservice opportunity," Hunt said.

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