When you think of pizza, you may think marinara sauce, pepperoni, cheese and a wide variety of other toppings. The ‘Twist’ at Chicago Pizza with a Twist, a franchise started in Sacramento, California, is a focus on a healthy approach and global flavor profile to the creation of craft pizzas! Some of the pizzas you can enjoy at CPT are Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, Indian Garlic, and Butter Chicken, as well as your traditional favorites. If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, they also have salads, pastas, and desserts on the menu.

Roy Kumar and his wife, have been in the retail industry for over 10 years, owning 3 seasonal retail stores in a local mall. Roy’s interest in expanding into the restaurant industry grew when he learned about the fast-growing franchise concept, Chicago Pizza with a Twist. After conducting due diligence research and learning more about the unique pizza brand, Roy was excited to take the next step in opening his own CPT franchise.

As Roy was researching financing options, his friend put him in contact with Mark Moreno, an experienced SBA Business Development Officer with FNB Small Business Finance. After speaking with Mark about his financing options, they decided that an SBA 7(a) loan would provide the best benefit for his business.

Roy had this to say about his experience working with Mark Moreno and FNB:
Mark took me step by step throughout the SBA loan process. Since this was my first SBA loan, I had a lot of questions. Mark and the entire team at FNB Small Business Finance were very helpful. FNB SBF is a great bank, and I would absolutely recommend them to other business owners.

We wish Roy and his wife all the success on their latest business venture and look forward to seeing their business grow!