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Find Eco-Minded, Healthy Dining at Pizza Fusion

Oct 31, 2014 03:48PM ● By Yvette Lynn

Pizza Fusion, America’s eco-friendly restaurant chain, easily stands out from its peers for more than fresh-made, organic pizza and gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free entrée and dessert selections. The company’s Earth-conscious, sustainable approach and sustainable to dining—from building construction to waste disposal are equally exceptional.

Pizza Fusion builds its restaurants using the energy-efficient tactics and eco-friendly materials required under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards set forth by the United States Green Building Council. Company-owned, low-emission Smart Cars are the delivery vehicle for home orders, and compostable to-go utensils and containers reduce landfill waste. The restaurant’s motto—“Saving the Earth one pizza at a time”—may simply be the pízza de résistance for connoisseurs of the Italian pie.

Brown Thompson IV and his friend and business partner, Jim Toffoli, along with the Thompson family members and friends that comprise the team of the Pizza Fusion franchise locations in Fort Myers and Naples, enthusiastically embraced the organic philosophy and sustainable mission even before the 2009 opening of the first location in Fort Myers. Thompson manages the newest location, which opened in 2013 in The Gateway of Naples shopping center on U.S. Route 41.

The Fort Myers location is run by Rose Gaglio, Thompson’s fiancée, who grew up in the restaurant business. “I began helping my parents with their restaurants when I was 14 years old,” she relates. “Eventually, they opened restaurants in Michigan, Georgia and Fort Myers.”

Thompson particularly appreciates that Pizza Fusion, with its pub-like interior, is a fun place to dine. “Customers tell us that we have gourmet pizza in its purest form. I believe this is because we have no artificial additives and our ingredients are locally sourced and organically grown. Our patrons that have selective diets or food allergies appreciate the many health-conscious alternatives, as well as the organic and gluten-free beers and wines sourced from organic and sustainable wineries,” advises Thompson.

Both locations of Pizza Fusion offer dine-in, takeout, catering and delivery within a five-mile radius: 12901 McGregor Blvd., in Bridge Plaza, Fort Myers, and 2146 Tamiami Tr. N., in the Gateway of Naples Shopping Center, Naples. For delivery, call 239-337-7979 (Fort Myers) or 239-262-8111 (Naples). For menus and additional information, visit or

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