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March 21, 2019updated 22 Mar 2019 11:06am

Unique Foods buys US-based restaurant chain Pizza Fusion

Jim Vowler is an accomplished food industry leader with extensive experience spanning a multitude of concepts and channels.

Jim Vowler is an accomplished food industry leader with extensive experience spanning a multitude of concepts and channels.

Founded in 2006, the pizza chain currently operates franchised locations in the US and Saudi Arabia, offering menu items such as pizzas, salads, sandwiches and beverages.

Pizza Fusion Holdings will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Unique Foods on completion.

“Jim Vowler is an accomplished food industry leader with extensive experience spanning a multitude of concepts and channels.”

The agreement includes the licence agreements, trademarks, service marks, produce usage rebates and marketing funds of current and future franchises, as well as the franchise fees for international territories.

Pizza Fusion founder Vaughan Dugan said: “Jim Vowler is an accomplished food industry leader with extensive experience spanning a multitude of concepts and channels. His unique skill set and passion for the business make him an ideal leader for the next stage of growth and development for the Pizza Fusion brand.”

Unique Foods is planning to launch organic, gluten-free, cannabidiol (CBD) infused and frozen pizza products under the Pizza Fusion brand.

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Unique Foods currently operates four wholly owned subsidiaries, including Pizza Fusion, Jose Madrid Salsa, Unique Tap House and PopsyCakes. It also holds a licensing agreement with Christopher Street Products.

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