Quick-service pizza franchise Stoner’s Pizza Joint has entered a three-unit expansion agreement with its existing South Florida franchisee John Stetson.

The new partnership is expected to strengthen the franchise’s expansion plans in Georgia, US.

Located at 1080 GA- Highway 96, Warner Robins, the first new Georgia location opened for business this week.

Two additional locations in the Savannah market are set to open before 15 July.

Stetson said: “Since opening my first Stoner’s in Fort Lauderdale, I have been impressed with the consumer’s response to the product and branding.

“The brand appeals to a wide audience of customers who enjoy fresh, high-quality food at an affordable price. I am thrilled to be opening my fourth location today in Warner Robins and excited for two more in the coming weeks.”

The franchise is known for delivery and takeout-focused concept, offering fresh high-quality food prepared in-house. The menu features a variety of speciality pizzas, calzones, strombolis, sandwiches, hickory-smoked chicken wings, freshly prepared salads and freshly baked desserts.

Stoner’s Pizza Joint chief concept officer Nick Bergelt said: “2020 is going to be an exciting year for Stoner’s Pizza Joint with the acceleration of our franchise program and strategic growth with strong multi-unit operators. It has been a wonderful journey with John, introducing the brand to Florida and the new growth plans for the Georgia market is no exception.

“Georgia is a prime market and we look forward to propelling our brand’s presence further in the state and expanding into new markets.”

Founded in 2013, Stoner’s Pizza Joint launched its franchising programme in late 2018.

The franchise is currently on the lookout for potential franchisees to further develop its footprint in the southeast region.