Artichoke Basille’s Pizza Is Bringing Its Signature Pies & Slices to Connecticut

The Famous New York Pizza Concept Has Finalized A Multi-Unit Franchise Deal For The Hartford & New Haven Areas

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, the nation’s largest and fastest growing authentic New York pizza concept, has signed a multi-unit franchise deal to bring its larger than life slices and whole pies to the Connecticut, namely the greater Hartford and New Haven areas. Franchisee Matthew Rusconi is looking to open the first location by year’s end and is actively scouting real estate opportunities in Hartford County, New Haven, Middletown, and Cromwell. The Connecticut stores join five units in development in New Jersey and Artichoke’s twelve current locations in New York City, Miami, and Berkeley, CA.

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, founded in 2008 by cousins and best friends Francis Garcia and Sal Basille, specializes in serving authentic New York slices in a fast casual setting, but without the conveyor belt oven. The brand’s iconic pies have been featured in The New York Post, CBS New York, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rachael Ray Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Chew. Founders Garcia and Basille also had their own shows on The Cooking Channel – Pizza Cuz and Pizza Masters – which drew national attention for the brand and have helped poise Artichoke for continued national expansion.

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza is exclusively partnered with industry-leading franchise development company, Fransmart, and is actively looking for experienced multi-unit foodservice operators to develop franchises in major markets across the country. To learn more about Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, visit

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