Franchising

For Immediate Release...

Contact:
Bruce Wildes
Acadia Business Advisors, LLC
207 829 6222
bruce@acadiabiz.com
www.acadiabiz.com
www.lillysgourmetpasta.com

LILLY’S GOURMET PASTA EXPRESS PLANS TO OPEN NEW FRANCHISEE LOCATION

NEW HAVEN, CT 3/18/2010 - Acadia Business Advisors, LLC., a leader in franchise development services for new and emerging franchise systems, is pleased to announce the planned opening of a new Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express restaurant near the Yale campus, in New Haven, CT. Karen Pritts, the new franchisee, has most recently been involved in the food import business. “I’ve been wanting to start my own business for quite a while. When I looked at Lilly’s and met the people behind it, I knew this was going to be a winner! The food is phenomenal, and the support has been excellent so far. They really care about the success of the franchisee. I look forward to building a great business serving the Yale and New Haven communities and hope to eventually open additional Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express franchise restaurants in the future.”.

ABOUT LILLY’S GOURMET PASTA EXPRESS
Lilly D’Alelio came to the United States in 1983, with her young family and started creating and manufacturing artisan pastas for the top hotels and restaurants throughout New England. Today, her pasta is made in three plants around the United States, supplying many of the finest restaurants in the country. In the last few years, her son Antonio has developed a quick service restaurant retail franchise system. The franchise focuses on serving the same gourmet pastas as the full service restaurants, for a fraction of the price, through online ordering, take-out, delivery, and catering. The menu is cooked-to-order, typically in 3 to 5 minutes, with prices similar to subs or pizza. They are now focused on expanding their retail franchise operations. Franchisees offer sixteen varieties of fresh pasta and 28 toppings, as well as soups, sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts. The concept is suited for both single and multiple unit investors, as well as those with limited restaurant experience. For more information on this exciting new franchise concept, please visit www.lillysgourmetpasta.com.

ABOUT ACADIA BUSINESS ADVISORS, LLC.
Acadia Business Advisors, LLC provides new and emerging franchise companies with services focused on strategic business development and operational optimization. “Many new franchise companies are focused on selling as many franchises as possible and don’t always know if they are awarding to the right ones. Also, there is a balance of making sure the right tools and processes are in place to make sure the franchisees are appropriately trained and supported to ensure the greatest opportunity for their success, after they’ve joined the system. We are proud to be a valued business partner with Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express and we are excited to be able to provide them assistance with strategically expanding their franchise system. We share a long term and holistic view of the franchisor’s goals and of our client relationship.” said Bruce Wildes, President of Acadia Business Advisors.

“Acadia Business Advisors has been an integral part of our ability to get to this point today. They always provide us sound advice, advise us toward what is best for the long term benefit of the entire organization, and are a valued member of our senior leadership team”, says Antonio D’Alelio, founder and CEO.

Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express is a unique, quick serve restaurant, focused on providing the highest quality pasta based meals, provided in the most convenient manner via takeout, delivery, carry home, catering, and online ordering of gourmet artisan pasta-based lunches and dinners.

For additional information, please contact:
Bruce Wildes
Acadia Business Advisors, LLC
207 829 6222
bruce@acadiabiz.com


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