Franco Manca celebrates 15th birthday
Franco Manca, the sourdough pizza brand owned and operated by Fulham Shore, is celebrating 15 years since it opened the doors to its first restaurant in London’s Brixton Market in 2008, marking the occasion with the launch of the limited-edition No.15 pizza.
The restaurant brand, which now operates 70 sites across the UK, will be adding the No.15 pizza to its menu on Tuesday 15 August, rounding off the birthday festivities and coinciding with the Italian holiday Ferragosto.
Created by Franco Manca co-founder Giuseppe Mascoli, the No.15 pays homage to the brand’s traditional Neapolitan roots. The pizza will be topped with Galician sardines, organic tomato, wilted spinach, fresh chillies, roasted garlic with herbs, Kalamata black olives, capers from Salina, breadcrumbs and lemon. It will feature in UK restaurants for two weeks.
Nabil Mankarious, MD of Franco Manca, comments: "We are delighted to be celebrating our 15th birthday and we could not be prouder of how far we have come since the early days in Brixton Market. We’ve stayed true to our values of simplicity and quality, while expanding at an impressive rate and enabling customers up and down the country to experience the joy of our sourdough pizza. The limited edition No.15 pizza is the perfect way to celebrate this milestone, and it was only right that our co-founder Giuseppe Mascoli was the one to create this beautiful masterpiece. We cannot wait for you all to come and try it for yourselves!"