Fresh Beginnings: Pizza Factory in Rio Vista Under New Local Leadership

Pizza Factory New Owners
Pizza Factory New Owners

The Pizza Factory franchise, renowned for its delectable pizzas and community-oriented approach, has introduced a new chapter in its Rio Vista location with the enthusiastic leadership of local entrepreneurs Gurdeep Bains and TJ Dhaliwal. These two experienced restaurateurs have embarked on an exciting journey to revitalize the Rio Vista restaurant, drawing on their success in managing other Pizza Factory locations in Valley Springs and Winters, CA.

Bains and Dhaliwal were captivated by Pizza Factory’s emphasis on family values and customer-centric culture, inspiring them to take the reins at the Rio Vista branch. The dynamic duo, supported by their manager, Gabby, have set their sights on not only upholding the restaurant’s legacy but also elevating it to greater heights by fostering deeper connections within the Rio Vista community.

Since assuming ownership on July 10, their proactive approach has already resulted in plans to augment the dining experience. Their initiatives include the installation of a new salad bar and the introduction of beer on tap, aimed at enhancing the overall appeal of the restaurant to both existing patrons and new visitors.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the venture, Bains remarked, “Our team at Pizza Factory Rio Vista is committed to upholding the brand’s esteemed reputation and cementing the restaurant as the community’s go-to destination. We are dedicated to providing top-notch customer service and are backed by an exceptional team. We’re stepping into this venture with confidence, eager to make a lasting impact on the future.”

The Rio Vista restaurant, nestled at 201 Main Street, holds a cherished place in the community. Bains and Dhaliwal recognized its significance and are devoted to ensuring the brand remains an integral part of the community fabric. As part of their commitment, they have introduced special weekly events such as Monday’s senior nights and the $14.99 large pizza special on Tuesdays to give back to the community.

Pizza Factory stands out in the pizza industry for its consistent growth. With eight new locations already opened and three more slated for launch by year-end, the brand’s upward trajectory is a testament to its popularity. Moreover, for the fifth consecutive year, Pizza Factory secured a spot on the prestigious 2023 Franchise Times Top 400, highlighting its position among the largest brands in franchising.

Offering various fast-casual prototypes, Pizza Factory remains dedicated to its family-friendly atmosphere and diverse menu offerings. From hand-tossed pizza to pasta, wings, sandwiches, salads, and an array of beverages, the brand ensures high-quality, fresh ingredients in every dish. As Pizza Factory expands into new markets, it offers multi-unit operators versatile options for new-build or conversion models, featuring delivery/curbside and traditional dine-in formats within a range of 1,000 to 4,000 square feet.

MJ Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory, expressed confidence in Gurdeep’s ability to make a positive impact in Rio Vista, stating, “His entrepreneurial drive is exceptional, and we’re excited to see the team bring Pizza Factory’s ‘awesome’ mission to life. Gurdeep’s leadership ensures that Pizza Factory Rio Vista is in capable hands, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Pizza Factory family.”

The brand is actively seeking multi-unit operators for nationwide expansion, providing flexible franchising options. More details about franchising with Pizza Factory can be found at

About Pizza Factory:

With a legacy spanning over 100 hometowns, Pizza Factory remains committed to its core values of family-friendly dining and top-tier products, offering a diverse menu that includes hand-tossed pizzas, pasta, wings, sandwiches, salads, and a selection of beverages. With a focus on various restaurant designs and robust off-premise dining options, including delivery and mobile ordering, Pizza Factory is poised for the evolving landscape of the restaurant industry.

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