Amici Italian Café To Open 20 New Restaurants in the Southeast

by Katie Lee

Madison, Ga. — Georgia-based Amici Italian Café has awarded a 20-unit franchise deal to Stonemont Financial Group, a private investment firm headquartered in Atlanta. Stonemont will open new Amici restaurants across North and South Carolina with the first location adjacent to the campus of Clemson University. It will open in fall 2017.

Amici has a 24-year history of serving made-from-scratch gourmet pizzas and fresh pastas, wings, sandwiches, soups, salads and a variety of appetizers. The popular Italian café gained a strong student following on the campuses of the University of Georgia and Georgia College & State University. Stonemont hopes to duplicate the incredible success of the brand’s college locations on campuses across the Southeast.

“We have been searching for a partner to take our brand to more locations across the Southeast, specifically college campuses, and Stonemont’s experience and success developing those markets make them the perfect partner to help grow our brand,” says Chris Torino, executive vice president – brand development.

The Clemson University restaurant will be a new construction project and feature the new prototype for Amici. The restaurant will be located on the ground floor of a newly constructed, luxury student housing complex, PlazaOne89. As the development schedule rolls out, Amici and Stonemont will tailor each restaurant to fit the personality of the community it is in. The Amici location at Clemson University will feature a modern, industrial flair with wood, metal and concrete finishes.

In addition to the new 20-unit deal with Stonemont, Amici is building a newer location in Madison, Ga., where the restaurant group is headquartered and will open a corporate location in Gainesville. Two other new franchise locations in Macon and Augusta are also in the works.

Founded in 1993 in Madison, Ga., Amici is a family-owned restaurant. Amici has eight locations throughout Georgia, including corporate-owned and franchised restaurants. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Amici Italian Café

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