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Two Create-Your-Own Concepts, Pizza Studio and sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt, Plan First Locations for the Kansas City Metropolitan Area at Legends Outlets

KANSAS CITY, KAN. (April 15, 2014) – Legends Outlets Kansas City announces today that Pizza Studio, a fast-casual restaurant chain based in Los Angeles, and sweetFrog, a premium frozen yogurt chain based in Richmond, Va., will open at the area’s only designer outlet destination. sweetFrog will open this spring, and Pizza Studio will open this summer. These locations will be the first in the Kansas City metropolitan area for both create-your-own concepts.

“sweetFrog and Pizza Studio are both well-known and loved for their creative and delicious menu offerings. We are excited to be a part of introducing these two new establishments to Kansas City,” said Jessica Bachtel, Marketing Director of Legends Outlets Kansas City. 

sweetFrog

sweetFrog is a premium frozen yogurt franchise that invites customers to make their own soft-serve creation, choosing from any number of the 21 available flavors and more than 60 available toppings. It features more than 50 frozen yogurt flavors including nonfat, low-fat, sugar free and sorbet options, offering 21 different flavors daily. Named by The Daily Meal as “America’s Best Frozen Yogurt,” sweetFrog is rapidly expanding with more than 325 locations in the United States and abroad. sweetFrog will open this spring occupying a 1,588-square-foot space across from Uniform Destination on the “yellow brick road” at 1829 Village West Parkway T131. 

Pizza Studio

Pizza Studio is a fast-casual restaurant that invites guests to create their own custom, individual-sized pizza masterpiece from the highest quality ingredients. It offers a wide assortment of crusts, specialty sauces, cheeses, premium meats, and fresh-cut and roasted vegetables at affordable prices. Pizza Studio is known for its proprietary thin, light and crispy crusts with unlimited toppings for each custom-built pizza creation. In addition to customizable pies, Pizza Studio offers specialty pizzas and salads. 

Pizza Studio is expanding to the Midwest after signing a multi-unit franchise agreement with PS Midwest Development LLC for approximately 20 new locations in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. The Legends Outlets location will be Pizza Studio’s first of at least six planned for the Kansas City metropolitan area. It will join the 1.2 million-square-foot shopping center next to Christopher & Banks occupying a 2,542-square-foot space at 1813 Village West Parkway Q103.

About Legends Outlets Kansas City

Located in the heart of Village West, the state of Kansas’ top tourist destination, Legends Outlets Kansas City is the only outlet shopping destination serving the greater metropolitan region. Conveniently situated at the intersection of Interstate 435 and Parallel Parkway just north of Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan., Legends Outlets Kansas City is the home to nearly 75 leading designer and favorite brand name stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, J.Crew | crewcuts, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger and Under Armour®, among many more, which offer savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices.  Also featuring a wide array of restaurant and entertainment venues, the property welcomes more than 10 million guests annually.  Legends Outlets Kansas City is the first collaboration between KKR, a leading global investment firm, and operating partner RED Legacy, a Kansas City-headquartered development company. The outlet center is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with some venues open extended hours. To learn more about Legends Outlets Kansas City, visit www.LegendsShopping.com or call 913-788-3700. “Like” Legends Outlets on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LegendsOutlets and follow on Twitter at @LegendsShopping.

About sweetFrog

As the preeminent premium frozen yogurt retailer in the country (recently named by The Daily Meal as “America’s Best Frozen Yogurt”), sweetFrog provides an unparalleled experience with every cup of yogurt. Since its 2009 founding in Richmond, Va. by entrepreneur Derek Cha and his wife Annah, sweetFrog has expanded to over 325 stores in America, England and the Caribbean. To learn more about sweetFrog, visit http://sweetfrogyogurt.com.

About Pizza Studio

Pizza Studio was founded in 2012 by Samit Varma and Ron Biskin. After a successful military career, Varma became a partner at Anthem Venture Partners, a California-based venture capital firm. Biskin has enjoyed a long career in the franchised restaurant segment with companies such as TGI Fridays, Burger King, Baja Fresh and Wolfgang Puck. Together, the pair launched the “Create Your Own Masterpiece” concept and opened the first restaurant in Southern California in January 2013 where it has developed into a successful chain of Pizza Studios. For more information, please visit http://pizzastudio.com.