Sarpino’s USA is heading west with the signing of a multi-unit franchise agreement that will bring our first-ever locations to Colorado. We are so excited to welcome new franchisees Samar Sawaged and Said Demirovski to our fast-growing brand, who both have more than 30 years of combined experience in business ownership, operations, and management. Samar and Said are two Denver-based entrepreneurs that have committed to develop five Sarpino’s USA locations in the greater Denver metro area in the coming years. The first is slated to open in Westminster in 2023.

“This agreement marks a significant milestone in our company history as we enter our ninth state and develop our first-ever locations in Colorado,” said David Chatkin, preSaident of Sarpino’s USA. “Denver is an ideal market for Sarpino’s USA, with high consumer demand for elevated food options and strong economic growth and development. We’re so excited to have Samar and Said join our fast-growing franchise system and bring unrivaled Italian recipes from the heart of Calabria, Italy to the Denver area.”

Said is no stranger to Sarpino’s USA; he has a longstanding history with our brand. He was hired as a manager our Evanston, Illinois franchise location in 2010 at just 18 years old and stayed with that franchise owner for six years, working at the franchisee’s five locations throughout the area and learning the ins and outs of Sarpino’s USA’s business operations. Now, with his business partner Samar, Said is returning to the Sarpino’s USA family as his very own franchise owner.

“Working for a local Sarpino’s USA franchisee in Illinois for six years to now owning my own store is a full-circle moment that I couldn’t be more excited about,” Said told What Now Denver.

Samar, who moved to the U.S. from Jordan in 1996 and has been a Denver reSaident for more than 25 years, has owned several successful businesses in the local area including liquor stores, a burrito restaurant, and a home daycare.

“When Said first introduced me to Sarpino’s USA, I was blown away by the quality of its food and knew immediately that it was different from big chain pizza delivery concepts. The brand takes an artisanal approach to pizza-making and offers a large, inclusive menu with an array of pizzas and Italian favorites, as well as an entirely separate vegan menu,” said Samar. “There is tremendous opportunity for Sarpino’s USA in Colorado, and we’re excited to bring the brand to Denver and be part of its early growth in the region.”

Interested in owning your own Sarpino’s USA? We have opportunities in growth markets as well as untapped regions across the country. Fill out our request form to learn more about Sarpino’s USA and we’ll be in touch!