With this opening, Naples Flatbread officially evolves from Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar to Naples Flat Kitchen & Bar. It is also the first unit to utilize the new “industrial concept” prototype.

NAPLES, FL, November 13, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Naples Flatbread, a Flex-Casual restaurant concept started in Naples, Florida announced that it’s first franchised location opened last Friday at Westfield’s Siesta Key Mall in Sarasota, FL. To date, Naples has two company operated restaurants in Florida, one in Oklahoma, and now its first franchised location in Florida.

“We are very excited about the partnership with Saralido Enterprises and it’s owner Carmine Macchiagodena,” stated Ralph Desiano, Flatbread’s Founder & CEO. “Carmine is an ultra successful entrepreneur and we look forward to working with him and his team to expand the Naples Flatbread concept in Central Florida and California”! “Expansion throughout Florida continues to be a priority for Naples Flatbread, and we are thrilled that we can build out from our base here in Southwest Florida and then in the Southeast and across the U.S.”

“When my wife and I first walked into Naples Flatbread, we were drawn to its commitment to high quality comfort foods! The unique menu items combined with the fun, chic atmosphere at great prices is a winning combination,” said Macchiagodena. “We are excited to bring the Naples Flatbread culture and dining experience to our future locations.”

Recognition for Naples Flatbread includes being a top rated TripAdvisor restaurant in every market they are in as well as being named #34 in Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers.”

“We have had significant interest in our concept because of our exceptional guest ratings and the simplicity of operating our concept relative to other restaurant concepts. Being able to produce our high quality, healthier for you product without the use of fryers, saute, charbroilers, ansul systems and grease traps allows operators to build out and execute our concept for far less money,” Desiano stated. “After 8 years of proof of concept, we are ready to roll!”

Naples Flatbread is seeking single- and multi-unit operators with restaurant experience to join its upscale flex casual dining concept. Franchisee candidates should have a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $250,000 per unit. Naples Flatbread will be developed through both single-unit agreements and Area Development Agreements. Depending on the real estate site selected, the total investment necessary to begin operation of a franchised Naples Flatbread Restaurant is $374,500 to $1,190,000. This includes an Initial Fee of $42,500. To register or to learn more about franchising opportunities with Naples Flatbread, please visit http://www.naplesflatbread.com/franchises/.

A premium convenience flex-casual restaurant that seamlessly provides authentic, innovative, “better-for-you” food in a sophisticated environment while remaining affordable, the restaurant has been recognized as #34 in the Top 100 Restaurant Growth Companies nationwide, a TripAdvisor #1 Rated restaurant in Estero, Florida, a Trip Advisor #7 Rated restaurant in Naples, FL and chosen as the winner of the Mercato International Food Festival.

Its upscale industrial interior features a waterfall with an HDTV shining through at the bar, cinder block and weathered wood walls, and a flaming Woodstone Pizza oven is seen by guests as they walk in the door.

Naples Flatbread combines the best elements of fast casual, casual and fine dining. The concept has proven to be successful with both counter service and full service.

Naples Flatbread started the flatbread craze back in 2009–with bold, sensual flavor combinations served on a house made crust and cooked in a fiery hearth oven. While flatbreads made them famous, they are so much more. The menu is dynamic–with items like Neapolitan pizza, gourmet baked pastas, flatbread encrusted burgers, and mouth-watering mac and cheese, as well as signature entrees like boneless Dolly’s Meatloaf, Melt In Your Mouth Pot Roast, and Firecracker salmon. Oven-roasted wings, warm Panini’s, Wraps, overflowing salads and scrumptious desserts complete the seemingly endless list of options. Sharing the spotlight is a fine selection of over 30 wines available by the glass, a unique variety of craft beers and a full-service bar.

For more information, visit NaplesFlatbread.com.

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