Pizza Nova Take Out Ltd., doing business as Pizza Nova, is a Canadian franchise chain of pizza restaurants headquartered in Scarborough, Toronto. The chain was founded on 12 May 1963 by a young family of Italian immigrants. The first restaurant was located in the eastern Toronto suburb of Scarborough, Ontario on Kennedy Road near Lawrence Avenue, which currently operates under the name Nova Ristorante.
|Pizza Nova Take Out Ltd.|
Pizza Nova on Yonge Street
|Founded||Scarborough, Canada (May 12, 1963)|
Number of locations
|Domenic Primucci (President)|
|Products||Pizza, Panzerotti, Sandwiches, Chicken wings|
The chain was founded by a young family of Italian immigrants—consisting of Sam Primucci, and his brothers Mike, Vince, and Joe—originating from Basilicata, Italy. Their first location opened on 12 May 1963 at the corner of Lawrence Avenue East, just west of Kennedy Road.
Following many years of success in both their delivery and walk-in services, the restaurant opened their first franchised store in 1969.
Upon celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, the pizza chain also announced their partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre as their official pizza supplier, starting in January 2014, and continuing for a three-year agreement.
Some of Pizza Nova's signature products include:
The beverages that Pizza Nova sells are Coca-Cola products.
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