Restaurant industry veteran to lead training and operations for United Franchise Group’s new pizza franchise.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, April 08, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Cannoli Kitchen Pizza™, the growing pizzeria brand known for fresh Italian favorites made with authentic recipes, has named restaurant executive Andrew DiMatteo as its Operations Manager. Cannoli Kitchen Pizza is a part of United Franchise Group™ (UFG), a family of affiliated brands and consultants whose members have access to a global network and nearly four decades of experience in the franchising industry and is among the concepts included in UFG’s food division, Big Flavor Brands™.

An experienced restaurant executive, DiMatteo will serve on the brand’s leadership team and spearhead its new franchisee training program, as well as oversee operations for Cannoli Kitchen Pizza. DiMatteo was born and raised in Connecticut, but his parents were born in Sicily, where he spent most of his childhood summers. Most recently, DiMatteo served as Vice President of Operations for a privately owned, multi-unit Italian restaurant brand focusing on handmade pizzas and both new and traditional dishes.

“With Andrew’s culinary and restaurant training and his family’s Italian roots, he’s a perfect fit for this role. Coupled with his intimate familiarity with the culture that embodies Cannoli Kitchen Pizza, Andrew is poised to help propel our brand’s growth and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on our leadership team,” said Austin Titus, President of Cannoli Kitchen Pizza.

The brand will hold its first training school in May and provide seven weeks of learning: two weeks in the classroom at their global headquarters in West Palm Beach, three weeks on-location at the Deerfield Beach restaurant and two weeks at new franchise locations.

“I spent most of my life in the restaurant business, learning with family and friends and loving every aspect of it,” DiMatteo said. “As I step into this new role, I look forward to tapping into my depth of knowledge, years of experience and Italian roots to help Cannoli Kitchen Pizza and our incredible franchise owners grow and succeed.”

DiMatteo lives in South Florida with his wife, their 2-year-old son and the family’s German Shepherd. Besides English, he is fluent in Italian and Spanish.

About Cannoli Kitchen Pizza
Cannoli Kitchen Pizza® is a local’s favorite, Italian restaurant franchise that defines quick-service Italian-style. Known for using premium ingredients, freshly made cannoli, and providing quick friendly service, Cannoli Kitchen Pizza is transforming Italian take-out and delivery to a super-fast-fresh experience. For 20 years, Cannoli Kitchen Pizza has been creating fine classics like baked pasta, calzones, salads, garlic rolls, and pizza by the pie or by the slice; this is the place where Grandma’s lost recipes can finally be found! Named for its most famous crave-worthy dessert, Cannoli Kitchen Pizza handcrafts unforgettable, delectable cannoli and delivers every day of the week. For information about Cannoli Kitchen Pizza locations, menu, and catering visit and for franchising opportunities, visit

About Big Flavor Brands
Big Flavor Brands™ specializes in franchises dedicated to creative eating, offering a zesty menu of fast-growing, award-winning food brands with a proven track record of success. From fast-casual restaurants with authentic third-generation recipes like The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, to specialty concepts like the grazing innovator and charcuterie board caterer Graze Craze®, and the super-fast, fresh Italian experience of Cannoli Kitchen Pizza®, Big Flavor Brands dominate their niches with quality, value, and tasty fare for every occasion. Big Flavor Brands represents the food division of United Franchise Group™ which is comprised of innovative concepts pushing the boundaries with an unwavering commitment to quality, variety, and the pursuit of joyful eating.

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