The owner of a new Leamington restaurant has launched his own delivery app.
Entrepreneur Jose Ribeiro is rolling out the click and collect app for We Love Pizza customers as well as a delivery service.
Jose is certainly no stranger to the hospitality and entertainment industries, having worked as a consultant for the last 26 years, his projects taking him around the world, including New Zealand, Australia and the USA. But while working as general manager at Leamington’s Bedford Street live music venue for the last three years, that he aspired to open his first restaurant.
He said: “My partner Geanina and I always wanted to open our own concept, something that we could establish as a brand and could scale. We believe that pizza is a simple product but when it’s done with care and love and the right ingredients and with the right processes in place, it can be delicious, but healthy as well.
“Geanina and I are big pizza fans and so the name of the restaurant was an obvious choice, We Love Pizza.”
The ambitious entrepreneur prides himself on delivering ‘affordable quality’ to his customers by using only the best and most nutritious flour combinations and implementing exact temperature control and longer fermentation periods for the sourdough. Fresh ingredients, sourced directly from Italy as well as locally, are prepared by a team of five chefs from four corners of the globe.
He also has a new army of delivery drivers, a click and collect system and two brand new offers for lockdown – Rule of Six Package (six pizzas delivered for £36) and Pizza and Prosecco (starter, two pizzas, Nutella and Strawberry Pizza dessert and bottle of Prosecco delivered for £35).
And when the current pandemic is over, he has ambitious plans to open five more restaurants in the Midlands over the next three years.
Jose said: “We want to grow organically and eventually also hope to take our concept and brand to other towns such as Rugby, Stratford, Coventry, Solihull and Oxford.”
In the meantime, it’s business – almost – as usual for team, who are keen to establish a valuable role for their restaurant in the local community.