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The Kono Pizza concept was first presented in Milan, Italy in April of 2004. Since then, the idea of mobile, authentic, high-quality Italian pizza has quickly spread to 130 franchise locations across 20 countries. Now Kono is ready to provide Americans with one of their favorite foods, made better!
Kono Founder Carlo Ruggiero, an Italian Transplant in the United States, discovered the Kono concept during a family trip to Europe, and instantly recognized the opportunity to shake up the U.S. pizza market. After bringing the idea to his savvy U.S. entrepreneur partner David Ragosa, the duo struck a deal to bring the Kono concept to the United States. Now, there are already 15 konocations in development, with Kono USA now in "Andiamo!" (Let's go!) mode!
The KONO cone is pizza reinvented. Our cones were created to provide consumers with authentic Italian pizza made from only high-quality ingredients, with mobility in mind! KONO Pizza tastes better, you feel better about eating it and the best part is you won’t spill sauce down your shirt. We have a menu of cones for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert, to ensure our customers keep coming back all day. Here’s a little more on what makes KONO so unique:
REAL INGREDIENTS: No frozen cheeses, low-quality proteins or cheap produce. For Kono customers, quality always comes first.
EAT ON THE GO: There is no “busier” nation than the United States. We are always on the move, and demand products to support our busy lifestyles. Kono pizza allows our customers to enjoy a delicious meal, on the fly. You just eat it the same way you would an ice cream cone—but, you know, with biting instead of licking.
EASY, CLEAN EATING: Most people love pizza, but they also have a list of things they don’t love about it. “Oil running off the slice onto my clothes”, “the sauce insisting its way onto my cheeks” and other rants are common among pizza lovers. Not at Kono. Our Kono Cone was engineered to ensure that all of the product ended up where it’s supposed to, not on your shirt or on your face!
Consumers are expected to become even more health-conscious as more studies on obesity and the dangers of eating an unbalanced diet continue to populate the media, PMQ reports. Each Kono location serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert cones that incorporate healthy alternatives into several menu items. There are a total of seven low-calorie cones on the menu, and they are visibly identified as being low-calorie so consumers know that they are making a nutritious choice.
Kono Pizza has discovered how to implement delicious ingredients into its menus without packing on the calories. A standard piece of vegetable pizza contains on average 450 calories. Comparatively, a margherita cone from Kono Pizza, which includes turkey, swiss, tomato, lettuce and the cone itself, totals just
Whether you want to own just one location or build an empire like our Roman ancestors, Kono Pizza has a variety of business models available for our Famiglia to choose from. You choose how large or simple they want their business to be. From semi-permanent locations in Malls, to food trucks, to food carts in professional sports stadiums, it’s up to you!
“Kono Pizza USA is a detail- oriented company managed by ingenious and passionate executives.
Carlo, Dave, and Greg are the clever trio behind this outstanding and imaginative concept of unlimited possibilities. A true recipe for success!!!” - James Saliba
“I first encountered the Kono Pizza franchise during a vacation in Singapore. I was in a hurry and had an appetite for a quality meal on the go. When I saw the Kono Pizza kiosk, the concept immediately piqued my interest. I remember thinking to myself “why hadn’t anyone thought of this before?” When I tried my first cone, I was convinced that this franchise had incredible potential and I wanted to be a part of it.
It is now four years later and I am very proud to say that we are on the verge of opening three units in the Charlotte, NC area. The franchise owners, Carlo and David, have been tremendously supportive and professional throughout the entire process. They have invited us to their flagship restaurant in Edison New Jersey and to their booth at the International Franchise Expo in New York City where the Kono Pizza booth was by far the most popular.
The franchise owners always refer to me as a member of the Kono Pizza family, and I feel that they have always had my best interest at heart as a franchisee. I truly believe that with this great product and the outstanding leadership of this ownership group, the sky is the limit for Kono in the United States.” - Gayle M.G. Adams
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