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Pizza Nova opens second location in Courtice, Ont. with a familiar face at the lead

The Said family prepares to open its second Pizza Nova location in Courtice, Ont., this summer. From right to left: Jawaid Said, Freshta Said, Sadaf Said, and Omar Said.
The Said family prepares to open its second Pizza Nova location in Courtice, Ont., this summer. From right to left: Jawaid Said, Freshta Said, Sadaf Said, and Omar Said.

Quick service restaurant brand Pizza Nova has plans to open a second location in Courtice, Ont., marking its 146th store chainwide.

Scheduled to open this summer, the 1200-square-foot store is located at 1649 Durham Regional Road 2, at the intersection of Trulls Road.

The new location, which has been under construction since March, will be operated by experienced Pizza Nova franchisee and proud member of the Courtice community, Owner Jawaid (Joe) Said, who has worked with Pizza Nova since 1999, is already operating one franchise location in Courtice.

“I made the decision to invest in Pizza Nova many years ago and it’s been a great choice,” says Said. “Our first location has done well over the years and I’m very excited to open up this second location with my family by my side helping to both serve and delight existing and new customers.”

An opening celebration will be held Monday, July 25, at 11 a.m. featuring a balloon artist and an accordionist, Lucio Raggiunti, providing a taste of Italian music folklore and culture. Pizza Nova will also offer a special “loot bag” to the first 100 guests and a special offer of a small cheese or pepperoni pizza for $3.99 with proceeds donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Durham. Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster will also be in attendance to help officially open the location.

According to news release, the new store “reflects Pizza Nova’s crisp, colourful, and bright interior design and features all of the brand’s signature favourites including pizza, wings, chicken pollini, panzerottis, sandwiches, and lasagna.”

“Expansion is a great feeling,” says Domenic Primucci, president of Pizza Nova. “It’s especially nice to see a family of entrepreneurs like the Said family succeed and grow its impact in the community and for the benefit of new staff, customers, and other partners and neighbours.”

Overall, this is Pizza Nova’s 14th location in Durham Region.

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