KISSES FROM ITALY’s Expansion Targets Franchising Nationwide

MIAMI, July 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KISSES FROM ITALY Inc., a U.S. based fast-casual restaurant chain, in less than one short year, has experienced a rapid rise by expanding its corporate owned stores from one location to four, recently opening its fourth restaurant in the Wyndham Royal Vista - Pompano Beach. It is interesting to note that all three new locations are situated within Wyndham Hotel properties. For those following this startup chain’s moves, the rapid rate of expansion and the development of a strategic partnership with Wyndham are indicative of a strong positive trend.

The Company is committed in continuing the brand expansion with additional corporate owned stores in the state of Florida and in other areas of the U.S.  In addition, the company has begun to parlay its success and is taking the initial steps into franchising opportunities regionally and eventually nationwide. “We place great value in our relationship with the Wyndham Group for our corporate owned stores and we have definitely received some serious inquiries concerning franchising and are driving the business into this next phase,” said Michael Di Turi, the Company’s co-founder, President and Co-CEO.  “We have recently retained the legal services of renowned franchise lawyer Harold L. Kestenbaum along with iFranchise Group, a premier consulting expert in the franchising industry.”

Claudio Ferri, also a co-founder of the Company, CIO and Co-CEO, said, “We are cautiously optimistic about what the future holds for KISSES FROM ITALY.  So far our results have exceeded our expectations.  We are exploring the possibility of going public and have had positive responses from the experts that we have spoken with on that idea.”  Speaking on the brand and products, Claudio adds, “Focusing on high quality ingredients at very reasonable prices is our primary driver.  We want to make sure our guests are made to feel at home and then walk away more than satisfied.  Undoubtedly, we feel that at this moment we are carving out our own space in the South Florida fast-casual restaurant sector.”


KISSES FROM ITALY is a U.S. based restaurant chain focused on fast-casual dining with traditional Italian Panini, homemade lasagna, panzerotti Di Bari, coffee and dessert offerings. The business entity successfully began operations in May of 2015 with the opening of its flagship location in Ft. Lauderdale at 3146 NE 9th St. This storefront is situated mere steps from the beach near the corner of East Sunrise Blvd and A1A. It has proven the ideal launch pad for the company to rapidly open three additional sites across the greater Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach area.

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For Additional Information Contact:

Malcolm McClintock, MBA
Alabaska Marketing LLC
1500 S. Ocean Blvd, Suite 1505
Pompano Beach, FL 33062, United States
Tel: 407-408-0912

Company Contact Information:

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Miami, FL 33130, United States
Tel: 305-423-7129
Direct: 305-747-9354