Quick-service pizza franchise Stoner’s Pizza Joint has opened its newest franchisee-owned location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US.

With the opening of the new restaurant at 1509 East Los Olas Boulevard, Stoner’s Pizza aims to accelerate its franchise development efforts.

The new Fort Lauderdale restaurant, which marks the brand’s first South Florida location, has been equipped with new technology that helps to streamline operational efficiency.

Stoner’s Pizza will also launch the new Stoners app this month for convenient ordering and rewards.

Stoner’s Pizza Joint chief concept officer Nick Bergelt said: “2019 has been an exciting year for Stoner’s Pizza Joint with the launch of our new branding and accelerating our franchise programme with the addition of strong multi-unit franchisees. It’s been a wonderful journey introducing the brand to Florida and insulating it with everything it needs to be the leader in this space and the Ft Lauderdale market is no exception.

“We’re extremely excited to bring Stoner’s to this area with our fresh, new look and customer experience. We look forward to growing quickly in this market.”

Stoner’s Pizza Joint’s franchising programme was launched late last year along with fresh new branding.

Since its launch, the brand continued to identify the Southeast region as a key market to carry out further expansion.

Stoner’s Pizza Joint features fresh non-GMO food, including recipes for the pizza dough, sauce, and cheese blend.

A variety of speciality pizzas, calzones, strombolis, sandwiches, hickory-smoked chicken wings, freshly prepared salads, and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies are included in the menu items.

In January this year, Stoner’s Pizza Joint announced that Bruce Levy of Chatham Foods & Dining assumed ownership of its existing Jacksonville, Florida location at 11565 North Main St.

The brand is currently seeking qualified franchisees to help it grow across the country.