PizzaForno, a 24/7 automated pizzeria that bakes handmade pizza in less than three minutes, announced its newest partnership with Chartwells Higher Education, a subsidiary company of Compass Group USA, a global leader in foodservice and facilities management services. The partnership provides an opportunity for re-inventing the on-campus dining experience.
PizzaForno opened its first location on a Chartwells Higher Education campus in September 2022 at University of New Orleans. The new location was a result of complaints to the university about a lack of food options when the dining halls closed for the day, leading to an automated pizzeria being installed in the students' housing part of campus.
"Our first PizzaForno location in New Orleans has been extremely successful, and we look forward to bringing more units to University of New Orleans and other universities in the area," Miller Engelhardt, master licensee of New Orleans, said in the announcement. "Our partnership with Chartwells has allowed us to branch out to other Universities in the area, and has helped us move to higher foot traffic areas on campus, boosting our sales tremendously."
PizzaForno is growing rapidly and plans to have 25,000 operating units by 2028. The brand prioritizes providing its services in places that would benefit greatly from PizzaForno's cutting-edge technology and have begun expanding into campuses, hospitals, colleges, businesses, busy street corners, and other areas where foot traffic is high.
Easily accessible through PizzaForno's app, users can check inventory, order and reserve pizzas for pickup, providing the ability to order via the app from anywhere in the world.
"We have indoor and outdoor size units designed to fit just about anywhere and everywhere you can imagine people would appreciate 24/7 access to delicious pizza," Les Tomlin, co-founder and president of PizzaForno, added in the announcement. "This partnership allows us to continue expanding and provide accessible options to students across the nation."