Revamped Just Pizza site to open next month

July 16, 2014 Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 8:53 AM EDT

By James Fink, Buffalo Business First

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Revamped Just Pizza site to open next month

July 16, 2014 Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 8:53 AM EDT

A soon-to-open Just Pizza & Wing Co. will offer customers a good look at the chain's latest restaurant concept.

Just Pizza has signed a franchise agreement with Sam Carubba, owner of Carubba Collision, and another local businessman Brendan Chiarilli, to operate a Just Pizza & Wing Co. at 5445 Transit Rd., Clarence. The site had been run as a Just Pizza outlet. For Carubba and Chiarilli, the store marks their first franchised Just Pizza location,

That location closed earlier this month and is being revamped into a Just Pizza & Wing Co. Just Pizza unveiled the Just Pizza & Wing Co. concept to potential franchise operators last year, with the first already opened in North Tonawanda.

The Just Pizza & Wing Co. concept is more restaurant orientated with extensive indoor seating, a deep selection of craft beers and wines and flat screen TVs among its many amenities. Securing a northern Erie County suburban site may help the company land more franchise opportunities in that area.

"Transit Road is the perfect site for us to use as a showcase," said Mark Campanella, Just Pizza Franchise Systems vice president of marketing and franchise development.

Like Just Pizza, the restaurant will have more than 75 pizza varieties and more than 25 chicken wing options on its menu plus a full array of appetizers, salads, subs, chicken fingers and desserts.

It will handle both take-out and dine-in orders, Campanella said.

The restaurant is slated to open by mid-August.

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