Nick Andrisano was born in and raised in New York City, where his Italian parents and grandparents opened a pizza restaurant in 1931. In 1979, Nick moved to Los Angeles and opened 2 upscale dining establishments called Ameci Italian Cuisine.
Angelo Falato, the son of a restaurant family from Rome, traveled to Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala before finally settling in Los Angeles where he opened a broasted chicken restaurant.
In 1983, Nick and Angelo partnered to open a third Ameci Italian Cuisine and In 1984, they opened the first Ameci Pizza and Pasta restaurant.
A corporation was formed in 1984 with Nick Andrisano and Angelo Falato as officers. Following the death of Angelo Falato in 2002, his daughter, Maria Falato, has administered his holdings in the corporation.
Today, Ameci Pizza and Pasta operates some 40 locations in California, serving pizza, pasta, salads, subs, and more.
The Ameci Pizza and Pasta corporation is continually expanding into new areas, and becoming a franchisee will make you part of a fast-growing and lucrative industry.
Should you be interested in this business opportunity, we encourage you to submit a Request for Information.
After your initial request is received, you will be provided with an information packet and a formal franchise application. Upon arrival, an interview will be arranged at the Ameci Corporate Office.
The Ameci Support System
The Ameci franchise program has been designed to place the franchise owner into an established and proven restaurant with strong continuing support. Here are some of the highlights of this support system.
The corporate team will make certain that you exclusive area as spelled out in your franchise agreement will not be infringed upon by any imposter. Ameci service marks, marketing properties i.e. slogans, etc. are continuously monitored by staff and will be legally protected by the corporation’s legal counsel if challenged by another company or individual.
Ameci has developed a hands on and in-depth training program that is sensitive to the learning pace of each candidate. There is both on-site/on-the-job training and classroom type training. Ameci training personnel have worked as operational employees of the company and understand what it takes to be a successful franchise owner. The company will also continue to develop new products and operational techniques and systems to stay in a competitive position. Training, therefore, is an ongoing way of life and a major commitment of Ameci management.
Equipping, Fixturizing, and Beginning Inventories
Specifications are furnished to the franchise candidate by the company. The company will recommend vendors who have proven their abilities over the test time. Ameci personnel will help you every step of the way.
The Ameci Manual
An Operational and Administrative manual has been developed to insure the success of the operation. This manual will be an integral part of your training program and will stay with your restaurant unit so the employees of the unit may refer to it on a continuous basis. An Ameci Field Marketing Manual is also provided so that each franchise owner may supplement the Area Advertising Programs with an arsenal of local advertising programs.
A designated store opener will be with you at your restaurant unit location several days prior to your opening to assist you with all the wind down items that must be done such as stocking the inventory, testing the equipment, training your first store employees, etc. Ameci will keep a representative at your location until you have functioned properly for seven days after the actual store opening.
Grand Opening Promotion and Celebration
The Company will supervise a Grand Opening consistent with good taste and the needs of the surrounding community. A promotion will also be done to coincide with the Grand Opening.
Ameci Operation Hotline
Our success is totally dependent on the success of our franchise owners. No question is too small or unimportant to be quickly and accurately addressed and answered. We pledge same day answers to questions of an operational nature.