UPZS Announces Pizza Fusion & Samir Group Open 8th Location in Middle East

Tue Feb 5, 2013 9:09am EST

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  PITTSBURGH, PA, Feb 05 (Marketwire) -- 
Unique Pizza and Subs Corp. (PINKSHEETS: UPZS) today announced Pizza
Fusion, the only international choice for superior quality gourmet
organic pizza, has opened its Eighth restaurant in the Middle East via
the Samir Group, its Middle East Master Franchisor. On August 29, 2012,
the Company announced it had signed a Definitive Agreement to acquire
privately held Pizza Fusion Holdings, with closing expected in early 2013.

    Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the opening of Pizza Fusion Al-Arbeen
represents a growing necessity for the restaurant's unique approach to
making organic pizzas. Pizza Fusion has become the only choice for
superior quality gourmet organic pizza in the Middle East, and continues
to showcase its demand among its discerning International consumers.

    As Samir Group continues to expand Pizza Fusion throughout the Middle
East and North Africa (MENA), it has set its sights on the United Arab
Emirates (UAE). Dubai and Abu Dhabi are in focus as Pizza Fusion and
Samir Group look to further build upon the consumer demand they've
experienced in MENA.

    Commenting on its expansion in the Middle East, James Vowler, UPZS
President & CEO, said, "The Samir Group is the perfect partner for our
growth in the Middle East. By opening their eighth successful Fusion
location in less than two years, it proves to our loyal shareholders and
future franchisees that our international expansion is on track."

    Pizza Fusion and Samir Group first met at the Washington, D.C.
International Franchise Expo in 2009. Shortly thereafter, Samir Group
purchased the exclusive Master Franchisor rights to Saudi Arabia. Upon
discovering strong success with Pizza Fusion, Samir Group invested
further to acquire extended rights for parts of MENA including the UAE. 

    With plans to open 40 locations throughout the MENA region over the next
five years, Samir Group is eyeing Dubai and Abu Dhabi to expand Pizza
Fusion in the UAE. "The UAE is an opportunistic expansion target for
Pizza Fusion due to the burgeoning region's continued embracement of U.S.
restaurant chains," Vaughan Lazar, CEO and co-founder of Pizza Fusion,
said. "With the demonstrated consumer loyalty of Saudi Arabian consumers,
we are confident and excited to introduce Pizza Fusion to Dubai and Abu
Dhabi, as the leading business hubs of the Middle East."

    About Pizza Fusion
 Founded in the best interest of the individual and
the environment, Pizza Fusion is the #1 green franchise in North America.
Based out of Boca Raton, FL, the all-natural pizza restaurant chain
offers fresh, natural, and healthier foods at its eco-friendly locations
worldwide. Pizza Fusion's mission is to uphold the highest level of
integrity in all they do, from the quality and origin of their food to
their care for the health of their customers and the environment. The
nationally expanding restaurant chain was recognized by Nation's
Restaurant News in 2010 with its "Hot Concept" award. Pizza Fusion,
"Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time." (www.pizzafusion.com).

    About Unique Pizza and Subs
 Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation engages in
franchising, conversions, and ownership and operation of pizza and sub
shops. Its highly cost effective franchise business model enables the
prolific roll up and rebranding of existing "mom and pop" pizza
restaurants under the Unique Pizza and Subs brand. In August 2012, the
Company announced signing a definitive agreement to acquire privately
held Pizza Fusion Holdings, the #1 green franchise in North America. 

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Mirador Consulting
(561) 989-3600

Unique Pizza
Jim Vowler

Pizza Fusion
Randy Romano

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