Pepperoni’s hires chief franchise officer to step up franchising efforts

Houston-based Pepperoni’s has hired Paul Segreto as the brand’s chief franchise officer, according to a press release.

Segreto will be responsible for leading Pepperoni’s franchise development and operations. He brings 40 years of experience in the franchise industry to the role. He is the founder and CEO of Acceler8Success Group, a franchise and business development firm that helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs accelerate success. He previously served as CEO of Franchise Foundry, a franchise consulting firm.

“We are excited to have Paul expand his role with Pepperoni’s as Chief Franchise Officer,” Ray Salti, Founder & CEO of Pepperoni’s, said in the press release. “His wealth of experience and expertise in franchising has proven invaluable since we launched our franchise efforts under his direction three years ago.”

“I am honored to take my role with the Pepperoni’s team to a new level and look forward to working with our franchisees to drive growth and success for our brand,” Segreto said in the press release. “For over 33 years, Pepperoni’s has been a well-respected and beloved brand in the pizza industry, and I am excited to be a part of its future.”

Pepperoni’s was founded in Sugar Land, Texas in 1990 and began franchising in 2019. The brand operates 21 locations, with 31 in development.

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