, a local business that has branched out internationally since its founding in 1964, remains in the Inc. Magazine Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies list for 2012.
The Washington Street-based company, which has been owned and operated by the Scotto family since its inception 48 years ago, is ranked No. 4664 on the list of businesses around the United States that have seen the largest rate of growth year-over-year. With a staff of 2,754 (an increase of 1,088 jobs in three years), Villa had a three-year-growth of 17 percent, from $103.4 million in 2008, to $120.5 million in 2011.
Locally, people will know Villa for standalone full-service brands like , and , which .
But, it's the company's "quick service restaurants," including Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Greenleafs, Bananas and South Philly Steaks and Fries, that Vice President of Marketing Paula Doyle said is what has helped the company continue to expand.
"We continue to grow these domestically in the U.S. and internationally," including in Latin America and the Middle East, she said.
"We're excited we're still on the list," Doyle said. "We're operating on a lot of fronts."